Following the footsteps of Lost, and borrowing a page from many post-apocalyptic stories (The Stand is the first one that comes to my mind), we can see this is a money oriented production.
This is both a good and a bad thing. A good thing, cause you can expect some decisions that should please the overall public. And a bad thing, since the moment the ratings drop, there is a very good chance it will simply canceled, maybe even without a rushed ending.
I expect this series to have a good first two seasons, then going downhill from there. Of course, not only I can be wrong, I really expected I am. But if what we have seen on the TV during the past few years it any indication ... well, you get the picture.
The mainline of the series is the town of Jericho, trying to survive an America shattered by the explosion of several small nuclear devices on major towns by terrorists. You will get the usual "long lost love" and "brand new passions" twists, as well as a dosage of government plots, and we can see that right after the first 2 episodes.
If you have the time, you might enjoy it. Otherwise, don't cancel any appointments you have. You can always catch the rerun.
I love the premise of this show. When I saw previews, I thought, "This would make a good movie of the week." Sci Fi channel always airs those guilty pleasure apocalyptic movies. However, this show stands out because it deals with the fallout, not immediately afterwards, but literally with the rebuilding of society. For that, I respect the genius of it. And it can go on for seasons...so many issues to tackle. Will mankind, given a fresh slate, turn to baser human instincts or try to maintain "civil" life. Will greed overtake? Will men come to war over territory? Over the more precious commodity of food? Water? These issues/themes will make for interesting episodes.
However, having said this, the show has some issues. The acting is subpar. Seriously, it is. I don't blame the actors so much as the dialogue given to them. It's just...bad. Maybe in other projects they'd be better. Here, though, relationships are forced. Chemistry is simply non-existent. I don't believe the romantic connections on the show nor the friendships. I'll continue to watch, because that's what I do and the premise is just so unique, but I really wish they would step it up. This is about a show dealing with rebuilding life not an tv action film trying to play up dramatics.
'Jericho' is a slice of the Sci-Fi genre of what happens after a world changing nuclear event. This event is viewed from the perspective of a small town. Mix in the mystery of the who/why/how of this life altering event and you have a can't miss show.
'Jericho' has intriguing story lines at family, town, regional, national and international levels. There are power struggles within the town after normal social controls are destroyed along with cities. News from 'outside' of the town paints a similar picture of upheaval. Washington DC no longer exists and new power centers are developing to take control. Mysteries and their later revelations are part of the excellent writing of 'Jericho'. The two key characters are the wayward son who returns home after an unexplained absence and the new neighbor who arrives shortly before the nuclear events. Are they good, evil or somewhere between the two. You do not need to be a Sci-Fi fan to enjoy this show - it really is about people and society after a nuclear event. The excellent casting and writing is what carries this concept.
this show keeps me on the edge of my seat, it makes me bite my nails the whole time i watch it. I didn't think i would like the show but i said hey, i'll give it a try, second episode in i was hooked. give it a shot. its most deff worth it. Not like any other show out there. I kinda thought it would be on the same track as invasion, totally blows it out of the water.
This show takes place in Jericho Kansas after terrorists nuke multiple U.S. Cities. It starts out with the president about to make a speech about terrorism when the screen goes blank and outside they see a mushroom cloud. The show has some romance and a lot of mystery like where has Jake been for the past few years and who exactly is this guy Hawkins and what did he know about the attacks? One thing that I like about the show is that we don't find out any information untill they do. This is one of the best new show of the year!!
who though of this? well who ever did i woukd say its a 10 on my favorit tv list. this show has it all drama, actione and is the best on tv yet. with trying to survive and yet tring to keep everyone calm it is the best show ever!!! Watch it!
jerocho is the best show on tv yet this year. with action and adventure and drama and much more. tring to survive a bomming of the US and with every contry practicly whiped out they need to learn to comunicate and note fight but in every city there has to be jerks and this show has plenty of them when every one is freeked. Murders did some say murders? thats right there are a cuple murders in the show and i can not believe this show it has everything a show needs. kids and adults will love this show so watch it.
It's definitely an underappreciated TV show that has a great potential. Already in the beginning, I knew it would turn into a great show even if the pilot wasn't the best episode I've seen. But! It just gets better by each episode.
It's definitely one of those TV show that make you ask yourself questions, a TV show that's so mysterious that you wonder what might lie below the surface or what might be revealed next. Jericho was maybe not promising in its pilot episode but it has just gotten better by each episode since then. Now in its 15th episode, it's in the top. It is maybe a typical American show- the thing with terrorism, nuclear weapons, and things like that- but other than that, it's a real good TV show. Skeet Ulrich lifts the entire show to higher skies than it would have reached without him. A promising TV show that might be a classic.
Nuclear terrorist attacks leave America in a state of disaster. Cut off from the world outside, a small Kansas town deals with the after effect. After big mushroom cloud appear in Denver, the story begin. Jericho is one of the best new TV shows this season, hopefuly..
(there's some chemistry between Jake and Mr.Hawkins, somethin like dark-secret from the past)
Related to the series: Nuclear Attack / Kansas / Nuclear Holocaust Aftermath / Small Town / Nuclear Fallout / MushroomCloud / Disaster / Shelter / Bunker / Radiation / Merchenaries / The Invasion / California / FBI / Terrorist / Past / Secret /
What if you lived in a small town and suddenly the entire town is cut off from the rest of the world? When a nuclear cloud is spotted, the town of Jericho, Kansas is led to believe the worst as happened and that they may the only people alive. Complete chaos ensues and puts the entire town in danger, not from the threat of the possible nuclear explosion, but from each other. Awesome show, watch it all the time! AUSTRALIA popular show, the show shows what could potentially happen and the cast is great. I rate it 10 out of 10!
This show looks like the best show ever! I was so mad because when I first saw this show on the air I was just so amazed and I really wanted to see more of it but unfortunately it totally conflicted with another show I was watching and I had been watching that show for a much longer time so I decided to watch that one instead of this one, I still am amazed by how cool this show looks! I really cant wait to see the season on the shelves of Wal-Mart because I will definitely buy it right away! I really like this show because it just pulls you in and I just want to see it so bad, I feel like if I start watching this show I will never stop though!
They promised us that they would have episodes week after week and that is what that huge break was for, but obviously that was a lie, because I just finished watching tonights episode and it says that the next new one wont be until 2 weeks from tonight. Now i know that isnt long, just one week without jericho, but i hate the fact that they siad they wouldnt do this and now they are. Jericho is the one show i look foward to most, becuase i knew it was going to be on every week, but now i know that it is not and that dissapoints me. Other than that, Jericho is absouletly awesome and is definatley worth watching!!!
This show is so suspenseful and keeps you wanting more. It's always have you suspecting things and it turns out that it nothing of what you expected. This show is awesome, and I look foward to seeing more. I love the cast on this show, and every episode I suspect something that seems sort of obvious to me, and then here the whole show takes a turn. This show has been great since the very start.
Good actors, nice to see some of the oldies on a new series, I'll keep watching. Kind of series that makes you wonder what kind of world we live in, if this happened, would we turn on each other, or could we survive. Makes you want to plan ahead and build a bomb shelter just like in the sixties when we thought that it was the end of the world when President Kennedy faced off with Cuba. Still very entertaining, good hour of television, better than watching silly sitcoms with canned laughter. I can't think of anything else to say, except the I like this program.
This shows alot of what could happen if America was attacked by bombs. And the best thing is, it's not a documentary. But it's filled with fictional characters and settings. Almost like a reanactment that, hopefully, wont happen.
I love this show. Not only does it show the influence and possibilities of what could happen if America was attacked, but it has interesting characters backgrounds. It has great moral stature anout bonding togeather through the worst of times. About having compassion and loyalty. About doing the right thing. It keeps you on edge with unexpected twists and revealed secrets. Not to mention Jakes past or Hawkins Job. Those characters cast on the most mystery in this show. But, it also has a taste of romance it it to, for those die-hard romantics. It also informs you about the Government and how they stand against something like this. How people would survive through this, and how they wouldn't. I completly and with out question recommend this Show.
Just watched the first six episodes of Jericho and looks ok but not great. The kind of show that can get better if handled the right way, that is proper storyline and acting. IMHO i think its similar to lost in that the crew are isolated from the outside world with no clues about whats going on. Its ok and no matter how good the writing is I think its the kind of show that will remain worth watching for at most 3 seasons.
Jericho is about a small town in Kansas that survives a nuclear blast by terrorists. They must come to the new realization of that the town has changed along with the U.S. and the world. They must adapt to the new surroundings and reality to survive.
Jericho is a great show because it constructs a possible and real situation of what could happen if the U.S. was really under attack by terrorists through a series of nuclear blasts throughout the United States. The show is centered on Jake, who is played by Skeet Ulrich. He has a mysterious past because of his sudden moving from Jericho after high school. He is the unofficial leader because he is willing and able to do anything to protect and preserve the town of Jericho.
The town of Jericho has to adapt to their new surroundings in order to survive because the outside world of Jericho is unknown and unfamiliar with the new developments of unfolding events and adversity of different problems such as having enough food, water, power and even mercenaries. Overall, it is a noteworthy show.
I score this high because it makes you think. What would the U.S. do in a crisis? I see the town working togther, but you also see that there is enemy's in the mist of it all. I want to now what Jake did, he is my favorite character.
People main rate this low, maybe because it scares them I like it because it is about survival, working as a team , and results of what would happen if you don't work as a team. This could happen in the future just like the other things that might happen. I watch this show try to think about what would I do if that happen? Or should they do this instead of that. I love this show and I am very glad that the writer wrote it. I hope there are more good shows like it.
Jericho is basically a soap opera about life in a small town. Nothing new there. The only thing different (and frankly, I think it was just a tacky way to grab viewers attention) is this small town survived a terrorist nuclear attack on US soil.. and gee... what a coincidence: one of the terrorists just moved into town.
Okay, so I am being cynical but let's face it: this show's premise sounds like it was dreamed up by a network exec who is desperate for ANYTHING that sounds different and edgy (even if it just the same old tired plot devices set in a frightening new world).
Now, just because this all sounds terribly negative, this doesn't mean that I am not enjoying the show. The writing is good and I am enjoying the character development; I just think that it started out in the most spectacularly tacky fear-mongering fashion imaginable, trying to capitalize on America's latest fears!
So I was flipping through the channels and I stumble upon this movie " nobody's baby" it was a really good movie but I couldn’t finish it because I had to go to work
But I looked it up on the net it stared this really hot guy skeet Ulrich I looked him up to, turns out he stars in Jericho, so I decided to start watching it, its a hell of a good show I might say this about every show I watch, the sentence is starting to lose its credibility :P. but no seriously, this one is really good it left me in a ruminating state Not a lot of shows can do that, this one touches a very sensitive cord because it concerns all humans, so I'm gonna add this show to my favorite TV shows.
A drama about what happens when a nuclear mushroom cloud suddenly appears on the horizon, plunging the residents of a small, peaceful Kansas town into chaos, leaving them completely isolated and wondering if they're the only Americans left alive. Fear of the unknown propels Jericho into social, psychological and physical mayhem when all communication and power is shut down. The town starts to come apart at the seams as terror, anger and confusion bring out the very worst in some residents. But in this time of crisis, as sensible people become paranoid, personal agendas take over and well-kept secrets threaten to be revealed, some people will find an inner strength they never knew they had and the most unlikely heroes will emerge. Hopefully season 2 will come?
When I first saw Jericho, the pilot episode, I thought "wow, why didn't anyone think of this before?" And decided that I'd make myself watch some more episodes of this show. I did, I watched the next few. It grew more on me than I had expected it to.
Even though, this show gave me the same feeling as "Lost" did, I really think that it's original, I don't think this has ever been done before, at least not for a Tv-series. I really like it how they've made it, a little town in kansas - a local group of, what to call them, bandits - that once wreaked havoc on the town, and became abandoned. It's just, it feels so unoriginal, but with the theme of a nuclear war on America, knowing that more than 50% of the USA was blown up.. Really changes everything. This is most likely, why I've been following the show ever after.
I don't think I ever took notice of any of the cast in this show, before I saw them in a few episodes of Jericho, I believe that quite a few of them shows some promise. But there are some better than others.
I'm looking quite forward to the next couple of episodes, and I'm really anticipating a second season - I mean, I really have no idea how they will continue this show. Unless they keep going on "survival".
I started to watch this show at the very begining, although show isnt shown in my country I can watch it via internet. So best part in this show is very strong idea under in the scenario. Also characters are built very well. Some of them are kind a cliche like Jake - prodical son, some are really fresh, like Rosie, or Atkins. So far Ive seen all episodes and personally I was most impressed about las episode before mid-season break. It gave people very much quetion without answers. No when Ive seen the trailer of new season, I just cant wait to start watching it. Also many friends of mine have said that show has strong idea but weak actors. I totally disagree with them, because in this kind of show its hard to tell who is good actor and whos isnt.
JERICHO. What a fantastic programme this is there is only one thing that goes against it, and that is the fact that it is not on mainstream tv in the uk, so it is not seen by a larger audience. The nuclear disaster plot is nothing new to tv, but set against the background of a small town does give it a new twist. Jericho is slightly similar to the now defunct and brilliant Invasion. (sad day when that was cancelled.) in the fact that in my opinion there are 2 strong characters in jake and the mysterious and dark Robert Hawkins, who after watching episode 6 9:02 has now got me totally confused, do not know wether good or bad now. At this stage these 2 are at the crux of he whole series. Jake with his murky background, he has knowledge of all manner of things, I think more than a spell in prison will give you, (one theory) as for Hawkins it is obvious that there is more to him than meets the eye, but anyone who wishes to hazard even a remote guess is more than welcome. The fact that the family have to memorise stories, all the cloak and dagger going ons in the basement make him even more darker. This is not to detract from the other characters, but there storys are not as strong except for perhaps eric,and his relationship with the lady bar owner. The recurring theme that no one knows what has happened beyond the town, and what may be coming is another thing that keeps you watching, much like the aforementioned invasion, I seriously hope that Jericho will not be a one season wonder the potential is there so I hope they build on what has happened up to now
Jericho is about the lives of people who live in a little town in westren part of Kanas named Jericho. Then one day a nuclear bomb goes off.
After it goes off the town has to figure out what to do and how to do it nowon nows what is going on and also the can't talk to anyone outside the town becaue nothing works Jericho is a good tv show i liked it when the town pulled together as one as for any good thing their are some bad thing their are some downsizes to Jericho it is slow and it is relly a sad show. that is all i have to say about Jericho The End.
As he returns to the town of Jericho, Jake Green reunites with his friends, his brother, and his father (The mayor of the small town). He returns to get the money that wall left for him in his grandfather's will. Soon after, terrorist attacks on the U.S. causes a bomb to blow up not far from Jericho. Now the people of this small Kansas town, must survive their neighboring towns, the local gang, and themselves. As Jake and several others go out to look for food, weapons and other survivors, the mysteries only begin to unravel. What are the mysterious supplies being sent?, what is the team of mercenaries doing?, is there an F.B.I. agent spying on them?, but more importantly: what will they do now that most of the country is gone?
my review of the show is it has a great cast that is good the they act out their in the show i hope its as good as the show is i watched so many times that i like it i hope it gets good reviews from people that watch the show i like the one guy that plays jake he is a great actor and i hope he stays on the show i hope the show does good for the rest of the year and so on jericho is one of my favorite shows and i hope that they do a dvd with the first ll shows
"Jericho" is by far, the best new show of 2006. I watched all episode's on the computer I was extremely impressed with it. The acting, storyline, and the whole premise of the show is fantastic! I cant even wait to see the next show.I'm touched by the Jericho virus.In this time it is even a little bit realistic,and a little bit scary! I would definitely recommend this show to everyone.If you're looking for a good time watching TV, then this is the show you should be watching. I definitely enjoyed it very much, and I think you will enjoy it too.