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It's the end of the world as we know it

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We rate post-apocalyptic shows on TVBy Robert IsenbergSpecial to MSN TVThe end is nigh! In fact, it's already happened, several times over. Hollywood loves its apocalyptic scenarios, whether it's due to disease, nuclear war, or beings from another planet. There's just something about ragged individuals crawling through the ruins of civilization that gets our imaginations churning. It may be the future of our nightmares, but Judgment Day sure makes gripping television.The latest rendition is SyFy's "Defiance," a story of catastrophe, resilience, and a busted St. Louis arch, and to celebrate the end of the world, we have rounded up some of our favorite visions of terrestrial doom.How bad will Armageddon be? We've ranked these situations on a five-point scale, with one being relatively survivable and five representing total hopelessness.Want more TV? Be sure to like MSN TV Facebook and follow MSN TV Twitter.
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