A believable and in-the-moment ensemble cast make this a gripping and tense story right from the start. Knowing what\'s coming for these characters does nothing to help allay the feelings of dread that each moment seems to bring.
This is a departure from most of the fictional drama of the past few years, simply because of the reality of how possible this scenario is today. JERICHO is very realistic in it\'s depiction of the many kinds of reactions people experience in such times of severe stress and hopelessness.
Although the typical Hollywood flavor is there, trying to make things seem like good people can always prevail over bad circumstance, I gotta tell ya, this is not a happy show. But then again, how much fun can you expect from a series that blows up most of the United States in the first episode?