Mister Fandango: There's a difference between something being part of a series' basic conceit/concept and said thing being the entire story; the blackout is part of Revolution's basic concept and conceit, but, as presented in both the pilot and tonight's episode, it isn't the entire story.
Backpeddle all you like, but I was criticizing how you said it was an insignificant and minor aspect of the show. It's anything but, no matter how much the writers want to try and pretend that's the case. The entire show -- and the entire interest
in the show -- revolves around the inane and nonsensical conspiracy.