The lights are out.
The phone is out.
The internet is out.
We are all going to die.
Puh-LEEZE! Hurricane left most of my county with no power for 8 days. I actually got some work done.
Grandparents did not have electrical service until I was almost a teen ager. They raised 15 children.
Is the grid convenient? It damned sure is. Would much rather take a hot shower than draw water from the well by hand, carry it in the house, heat it on the stove, and bath in a basin.
Would much rather toss dirty clothes in the Maytag than scrub them on a washboard.
Would much rather turn up the thermostat than saw, split, haul, stack wood and feed the stove.
But convenience is not "who is left standing..." I get the feeling that the folks that dream up these shows do not get far off the sidewalk.