Premise: A sign of the apocalypse? A family is building a medieval castle deep in the woods of North Carolina to prepare for a national disaster, and a reality TV show is built around it. Starring former Army infantry training officer Brent Sr. (the family declined to provide its surname for the program) and featuring his five adult children, the series focuses on Brent's efforts to complete the castle -- it was begun in 1999 -- in time for a doomsday scenario, which he believes will come in the form of an electromagnetic pulse that will fry the world's power grids. The castle, according to Brent, could function without electricity and is a perfect place to defend against marauders. Living and working on the homestead together, however, produces infighting and personality clashes between the controlling, strict Brent and his kids that make the thought of Armageddon pale in comparison.