For some reason, actors sometime get put in different categories that they seem unable to get out of. This can be due to scriptwriters without imagination or that they simply are incapable of acting in any different manner than what they've done so far.
This is the case with Luke Perry. He has no real talent for acting, since acting is, much like what is implied by the word itself, the art of ACTING like someone else in different moods or what have you. Luke Perry can do neither, he can only do one single act and that is very likely his own. His rise to fame (in 90210) was carried by good looks and probably a fair amount of dumb luck.
Jeremiah as a TV-series is a joke. The total lack of wit and narrative makes it into a painful experience. One cannot but wonder how on earth this show prevailed into a second season, or even got picked up at all considering the pilot was as poor a performance as the rest of the show. One reason is surely that it must've been real cheap to produce. Luke Perry himself is producing it to no one's surprise and the other main actor is former Cosby show star, Malcom Jamal-Warner whose lackluster performance can not only be blamed on the absence of any sort of script, but also to the fact that he's simply not much of an actor either. It is a perfect match for this show. There had to be a black guy in the show somewhere. The surroundings are always in dense thick forest when it's raining, sounds like any place you know? Yes, you're right! It's the new Hollywood where X-files and many movies where filmed: British Columbia in Canada. The forest is a pretty cheap setting since you usually don't have to pay trees for their participation. As opposed to other shows, Jeremiah rarely goes indoors where they'd need actual settings, they usually stay out doors in the same forest all the time.
The lack of script is no one but the scriptwriters’ fault, if there are any writers at all that is. One is inclined to agree with Mr. Burns from The Simpsons, when he commented that the script he just read would have been better if he had let a room full of monkeys write it. Such grand parades of obvious plots are thankfully quite rare. There is never or extremely seldom, a moment of doubt on what will transpire in one episode. One can clearly see the road ahead just after a few minutes of watching.
Bury this dead show along with its creators and actors, let them never again walk and soil this planet.
I watched every episode of this series mostly because the plot and story kept me interested. Unfortunately, beyond that there's not much to praise here and is overall pretty mediocre. The main characters are relatively uninteresting and 1 dimensional, partly because of the acting but mostly because the script just didn't allow the characters any personality. There were some other aspects of the show that grew a bit stale over time as well. What started as inspirational dialogue after a couple episodes grew to be long preachy monologues in every single episode. Too many times the main characters were saved because side characters decided at the last minute to "do the right thing" and suddenly flip-flop their character's moral stance for the cause. Here is where personal preference comes heavily into play here. This show is very much a show about good triumphing over evil -- black and white, the path is always clear; in a show with this gritty and dark of a story there needs to be some gray area. We need to see some hard decisions being made, some more character flaws, and some points in the story that the "right" decision isn't really clear. The current result is that the story -- especially the single-episode stories -- becomes very contrived and formulaic after a while.
Bottom line: It's an entertaining watch if you have time, but don't set aside time for it. Some may consider it inspiring, while others (like myself) consider it cheesy and preachy much of the time.
The war of 2012 is upon us all, your show could save lives, as the war of 2012 will be biological in nature to reduce the population to a manageable degree by Satan, he will also have the same charismatic personality and enslave all who oppose him
Jeremiah is a very good story plot, and the cast is perfect for this series, Good Job ! but what you do not realize is that it is also coming to pass weather we like it or not, The avian flu scare , LOL it was our Governments attempt to implement Marshal Law, why ? because if our Government Declares Marshal law, then the Chinese Government will send a million of there very elite Imperial guards to police our country ! it is already in our Law books, it was passed into law during the Clinton regime and can be researched by anyone, so maybe you should bring it back ! in order to give us Americans a chance to learn some survival information which may or may not save some of our brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, GOD is in the equation with his mighty warrior Jesus Christ but he will end it all after 3 and a half years of Hell on earth, your show can and will help Millions learn what it might be like, it might be worse or better then you depict, but ! it will be bad no matter how you see it. Miracles are real ! it would be a miracle if the amount of people in your show actually survive the 2012 biblical war, but i am uncertain if that many will make it, I know they will not let you mention the NWO, or the illuminati or the masons but your writers have done a very good job in describing them already and they know what they are doing, Let them write it without corporate dictatorship and we can see our future through there eyes ! and possibly survive the real Biological War of 2012 !
This is the best show I have ever seen, hands down, Heroes and Smallville even Prison Break and CIS aren't even close to this show, this show is just the best it's one of the shows that makes you actually feel what the characters are and inspires you.
This is the best show that has ever been made, they manage to pack so much into an episode and yet your never lost, this show is about the characters, the people but it's not too dramatic it's down to earth and it isn't inhibited by censors. This show shows the struggles the characters go through when trying to rebuild the world, the pain they endure and the bastards they have to kill to do it, and not everyone makes it but they still keep going, they know if they don't succeed someone who won't allow freedom will.
I'll leave you will a quote from the ending (SPOILER)
"I say we go over and talk to them
What if they shoot at us?
Then we shoot back, there's always time for bullets my man"
What a truly inspired and visionary concept! I was entranced by this series which pushed the boundaries of an already established genre, with well conceived and intelligently drawn characters whose development, throughout the series was exceptional. The story is a unique concept in sci-fi/fantasy, which as a genre, usually has very vague boundaries. The story showed a very real and chilling vision of a possible future for humanity. Thought provoking entertainment for all. For the avid post apocalyptic sci-fi fan this is must see viewing; an exploration of moral and cultural values in a society where children must re-discover what it means to be human. If you watch this series you will not be disappointed.
The best show I've ever seen, everything about it is great, the perfect amount of drama, humor and action and unlike a lot of shows, this one doesn't waste anytime on unimportant stuff if you haven't seen this show go on eBay and by it, it's a must see.
The best show I've ever seen, this show is just great, everything about it, there the perfect amount of drama, humor and action and unlike alot of shows, this one doesn't waste anytime, they can fit three times more in one episode then most other shows like this and it doesn't censor anything like a lot of shows do which takes away from them. The ending was even better tieing up all the loose ends but still asking questions and giving you insight into characters at the last moment, and this is the only show i have ever seen to use God decently, Mr. Smith was one of my favorite characters, with his great philosophy and his burden of being God's messenger,if you haven't seen this show go on eBay and by it, it's a must see.
Fifteen years after a virus wiped out everyone who had passed puberty, the survivors are living on the scraps of the old world. Now they must either continue the downward slide, or begin to rebuild the world, taking responsibility for their lives.
It was a great series and I was sad to see it go but I think it was time for this series to end. To anyone who into science fiction series then this might be your show because it also have action and drama all mixed in this series. I'm very happy I was old enough to see and understand this series when it was showing new episodes. But it not a complete last because now the series is now airing the series on Sci-Fi Channel every so often. To Showtime, the network I believe created and aired this series, keep up with the good work.
Great show based on a great comic book and even though it parted greatly from the original work. With a wonderful apocalyptic storyline and a welcome back to tv for some of the eighties and nineties biggest stars.
Great show based on a great comic book and even though it parted greatly from the original work. With a wonderful apocalyptic storyline and a welcome back to tv for some of the eighties and nineties biggest stars. The wonderful premise of a world made to start over with a new generation was very intriguing. As a purposefully dichotomy we see the young taking up arms and abusing the weak just like their parents. We see children thrown into hell become parents themselves so many young parents was a jarring site. Seeing the old who survived the big death manipulate the world as they had done before was great. It showed how no matter how much things change they stay the same.
It was a real kick looking back and seeing some of scifi's now stars when they were little unknowns. One can't mention the show without wonderful performances from Malcolm Jamal Warner, Luke Perry, and Sean Austin. The show did end early but I think ending with the war potentially over was a good move. The show gave us a goal and a common enemy to defeat and ended it once that finish line had been crossed and left us with good memories of a good show.
Jeremiah is a personal favorite of mine. It has one of the best stories I have seen, truly unique. They do a good job at developing the story throughout the life of the show. There are a few parts where your watching and thinking, "What is this, why would they put this in the show?". But I mean that is to be expected.
As for the rest of the show, as opposed to the story, it isn't great, I mean it's hard to tell if it's bad acting or the scripts just weren't that well written (I suspect the latter), but the story behind the show makes up for it for me.
A must see for anybody that truly appreciates a unique and unconventional story.
I really liked this show. I think that they did a really good job in the casting department. Luke Perry, Malcom Jamal Warner, Sean Astin, just to name a few. The show in season one had more of the apocolyptic feel to it than in season two. I could have done with out the sex scenes, but I guest its the network. I really liked the partnership that jeremiah and curdy had and was really glad that it didn't completely go away. The stories for the most part were original and the acting was usually good. I think that the show would have really gotten some feet had it been granted a third season.
Right, we got Luke Perry (Dylan from 90210) in the lead. He's a decent actor and does a decent role. As I followed 90210 during its first run I had problems seeing Luke as Jeremiah. This changed, after a few episodes he was Jeremiah. Jeremiah is a serious character, but he has his fun-moments. According to the show he was seen as a "grandfather" when he was young, due to his serious nature.
Then we got Malcom Jamal-Warner (Theo from the Cosby Show). I recognized him, but it was too long ago so it didn't really bring up too many strange memories. He does a good job at being Kurdy.
Together these two form a team that travels through the post-apocalyptic world. 15 years before the first season a disease wiped out everyone past puberty, the world is run by the children who grew up after that.
The team they've created meets different characters who each brings a certain something into the mix. The most noticable one is Theo (Kim Hawthorne), she appears early on and has a recurring role. Each episode Theo is in is going to be a laugh riot, she is so over the top.
So, now we have a future that's post-apocalyptic, we have funny characters and the big thinker (Jeremiah). A good mix for a good show.
Unfortunately this show met its demise after only two seasons. I have yet to see the final episodes. This review will be rewritten after I have done that.
This far all I can say is, "I can't wait to see the next episode".
I have praised JMS for the things he did before this series, mainly Babylon 5, and this series is no different in that regard. Jeremiah would have been a fabulous arc if, if... well enough with if's.
We have to be grateful for the 2 seasons that aired.
Jeremiah was about the aftermath of a plague of sorts, which killed all adults. Only teenagers or younger were left alive. It is safe to say that the human population was in a state of chaos after that. How could a bunch of children run things?
The answer is, they can't. Jeremiah starts when the main cast is about 30 years old, 15 years after the plague killed all adults. The first season is a very interesting take on the life of the cast in the new world. JMS really knows how to write, it's a good season.
The cast of Jeremiah was all the way excellent and the quality of the show in all things was above average.
Season 2 however was, in my view, the highpoint of the series. In that season there are huge alliances and wars that really impressed me. There are many exciting and climatic episodes in season 2 and those define Jeremiah.
That's more or less the same way JMS did Babylon 5, first season was a slow and composed way of building a solid base for the series, a solid base for the characters so they can be developed later on. In the second season the fireworks start, just like Babylon 5. It's an magnificent way of building a series, works like a charm.
We can only wonder what kind of fireworks and intense drama we would have seen if the series hadn't stopped there. As I said, it's a great shame, but no need to worry about that.
I can safely say that the ending of the series is pretty good, all things considered. Some may consider it a major cliffhanger but to me it was a good place to end the series, unlike many other series which have been cancelled after a major cliffhanger. This one ended well and I have no regrets concerning that.
Excellent series, but far too short. Don't know what is wrong with Showtime for cancelling this series, but praise them on the other hand for giving it to us in the first place! Come on, Showtime, and get a third (and 4rth) season of this!
One of the best sf series ever put on by a pay tv channel. This show has all the cult makings a a show like Star Trek, but was cancelled way before its time (and not promoted nearly enough while it was on). This show is a 10 in my book!
Jeremiah is a fantastic show that should never have been cancelled. I really don\'t get the people in charge of our tvs they seem to be complete idiots. This show was very interesting and got better each week. If you get a chance to see this show I totally recommend it.
This had to be one of the best shows on TV. Shame it was ended after only a few seasons. Luke Perry surprised me, I never thought much of him in B.H. 90210. The story was good, an I would like to have known what happened next. I still reakon it could have gone longer.
This show came to an unnatural conclusion. I heard rumors of funding issues all the way to the producer refusing to continue due to lack of attention and respect given to this show by the network. A loss to the world for sure.
A show that takes place in the future where a virus kills the entire world's population that has entered puberty leaving confused children to grow and live in an empty world filled with danger, confusion, and lost hopes and dreams.
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