Present-day populated locations
- Seeing your home city being abandoned in the series combines both Nightmare Fuel and Tear Jerker.
- The entirety of Los Angeles being engulfed by a wildfire 10-15 years after people is really unnerving.
- This is topped by an earthquake 50 years after people that makes quick work of most of LA.
- A San Francisco cable car's cable snaps, sending it going downhill. In fact, it goes so fast that it ploughs through a car.
- The dead zones around nuclear power plants.
- The fate of the "Crypt of Civilization".
- The episode "The Last Supper" is not for the weak of stomach. Here's a pleasant image: an entire supermarket filled with rotting food and infested with rats and insects.
- An oil refinery near Houston explodes just an HOUR after people.
- The fate of the Atlantic City Boardwalk. Doesn't help that it's similar to what happened to chunks of the boardwalk in Hurricane Sandy.
- Altanta would be overrun with kudzu. However, when the kudzu dries up, it forms a tinderbox. Once lightning strikes, the kudzu ignites and burns down most of Atlanta.
Present-day abandoned locations
- Prypiat, Ukraine. A ghost town which residents evacuated after the Chernobyl disaster.
- And they just HAD to add creepy child laughter in the background, too...
- The fucking abandoned amusement park in "Sin City Meltdown". Who knew that the park would have degraded so quickly after only being abandoned in 2002!
- In addition to the simulations of rotting supermarkets, "The Last Supper" also examines the real-life case of a Forth Worth, Texas grocery store that was abandoned after going bankrupt — with all the food still on the shelves. When the health department entered the building three months later, they found (among other things) jugs of spoiled milk that had literally exploded on the shelves, packaged lunch meat covered in gray slime, and clouds of flies so thick that the cleanup crew (who had to had wear hazmat suits and oxygen tanks) couldn't see more than a few inches in front of their faces.
- Salton City. A once bustling resort town turned into what could best described as "desert with a lot of trash in it".
- The mind-blowingly slow death of a lone caiman in a zoo's water tank. It won't escape, but being a reptile it will take it more than a year to die of hunger, and this wait will be entirely in the dark because the lights will go out long before that.