This show has been a trainwreck since the pilot. And, like a good train wreck, you cannot look away. I watch Jericho religiously because nowhere else on broadcast TV can you find such a satisfying combination of bad writing, bad acting, bad direction, all coupled with piss-poor pacing and a total dearth of realism and believability. Some famous philosopher once said "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts" -- this rings as true as the Liberty Bell for Jericho. From hammy, nightclass-style acting to textbook high-school drama story arcs, Jericho has it all. And did I mention the fear-mongering, nuclear terrorism premise? Instead of zooming out to see how a nation is dealing with several dozen cities swathed in atomic hellfire, Jericho chooses instead to focus on how its namesake smalltown is handling (gasp!) a fire at the library, and (swoon!) the theft of the mayor's horses by area scofflaws. One last thing I might add is that Jericho contains the most unrealistic, hateable character in the history of primetime telvision: Gracie. As of episode 7, Gracie, a frail, grandmotherly Midwestern woman with a limited vocabulary and a horrific accent, is practicing her smalltown brand of price-gouging at her general store. She has also taken in an orphaned child for the purposes of slave labor, and has refused the town's largest farm bags of fertilizer needed to save the only corn crop that might feed Jericho. On lesser programs, she would quickly be overwhelmed by pitch-fork heaving townsfolk, her store inventory transferred to the mob or at least the collective good. But not in Jericho. Last time I checked, good old Gracie was trading a bag of cat food for someone's antique crystal vase. In many ways that is a metaphor for this show. While its ingredients -- mostly tripe, and some filler -- may resemble those of cat food, the producers have somehow managed to trade them for a peach of a show, watchable -- nay, unmissable -- because of the very self-atrocity lesser shows would be said to "suffer from."
The show is more like a soap opera with boring characters and there\'s really nothing going on in the small town of Jericho.
I started watching this show because the plot seemed interesting, but I was very disappointed.
The show is more like a soap opera with boring characters and there\'s really nothing going on in the small town of Jericho.
I started watching this show because the plot seemed interesting, but I was very disappointed. The 45 minutes is filled with fuzzy dull small stories and you don\'t get the feeling that atomic bombs really have viped most of the country off the map. Only bright spot is the story about the mysterious guy who moved to town right before the explosions. He clearly have something to hide, good or bad but we have virtually no information on him yet, even after 7 episodes.
While I haven't seen the original series of Jericho, I can honestly say that the remake is very interesting and can captivate the audience quite well, though there are some clear faults with the show.
While the mystery of a lot of the characters is well thought out, such as Jake's mysterious disappearance, cheating husbands and possible suspects all living in Jericho, the show tends to develop minor characters far too much such as the shopkeep and the kids, and the mysteries can also get far too confusing, especially for the average TV viewer.
However, the show is entertaining and one I will definitely continue watching.
Since the show started I have been glued to the TV on weds and have checked the website at least once a day to get info about cast and crew. This show by far has already met my expectations of what I thought it was going to be. I am a little confused by the lack of outside contact. In my line of work I have learned that even the smallest towns have means of communicating with big government. Things do seem strange as many of the pre-plans for federal response have not been represented, however I do understand that this is just ramping up as a series. I am sure as we continue on we will see what the federal government has to say. I think the cast is blending well together, it was a bit rough from the start but they seem to be meshing on a level that will lead to future story lines. Overall I am giving this show 2 thumbs up. However the writers do need to get on board with some realistic aspects of post nuclear survival. I feel that in time as the character building get to a level where we understand each one and how they interact, the writers will expand on the bigger issue of FEMA operations and Federal response.
Although Jericho does have a somewhat original plot, it's not like anyone has never thought about it....what would happen in the event of a nuclear attack on the United States? The cliffhangers are what's keeping this show together. See the rest of my review here:<a href="http://abramnichols.com/blog/?p=226">Jericho - a show like any other, but still addictive.</a>
This show had the potential to be a great show and stand out from the sea of reality tv & cop/lawyer shows the U.S. chucks out every year but unfortunately the creator did zero research into the topic what-so-ever.
Jericho teaches us that Radiation fallout from the nearest city which is just visible on the horizion from Jericho (so i'd guess 20-40 miles away) is just a bad rain cloud that as long as you get out of the rain, tape up ur windows & doors and not touch anything wet after the rain then you will be ok ROFL ROFL ROFL.
Also don't worry about food because apparently if the crops have matured enough then they will be immune to the effects of radiation HAHAHAHA
OMFG no wonder there are so many stupid americans when their tv shows wont even take the time to google Radiation Fallout.
Jericho is a town in the USA possibly one of last one. All the fun begins after the USA was nuked by an unknown enemy, and now all the people from Jericho are trying to live a normal live without knowing what is going on out side there town.
This is great show because every episode is something different then the last one. One of the big defects’ of this show in that all the people are talking too much. But we should admire this people because with very limited resources they are doing the best they can. There are three bigger questions:
-Who nuked them? -Who is Robert Hawkins and is he one of the good of bad guys? -Who is really Jake Green?
They joust got back the electricity an IM pulse destroy all of there’s electro stuff. The IM was caused by an another nuclear explosion, but no one knows who lanced that nuke.
Every episode is becoming more interesting and exciting.
This show has caught me like Lost did when I first discovered it, granted with Lost it was half way through the first season. luckily for me not only did I get in on the ground floor but on demand loves to replay the last four episodes.
This is definatly the show you want to give a chance. Every time I sit down to watch an episode not 5 minutes pass before those little hairs on the back of my hair stand up!
I love the way they are "keeping it first person" and only telling you what a character in the show knows. A show that hands you the entire premise is not that watchable in my book!
This is a show you should check out, and if you missed an episode, on demand stays mostly current!
I was excited to watch this show when I saw the preview. It's a great plot and a great set up for a top notch show. What went wrong? How can a show with such a cool plot still be so bad? The characters suck. The characters are just plain boring. The mini stories inside the main plot are boring. I could care less about some guy paying his back taxes or if a girl is throwing a party or if they need gas but can't figure out how to move it. There is one interesting character and that is the mysterious black man ( can't remeber his name)but he can't hold the whole show together. I'm getting bored just thinking of the show.
This episode was really in my humble opinion a filler one. I have watched all episodes and it is turning into a dialog filled drama with cheesy action scenes (fire, explosions etc) The end of the last show (ICBM\'s flying in the air) kept my attention. The first part of the show was great! But, the next part was a complete DISCONNECT from the ICBM\'s. The subplots are just not interesting! What we want is more interplay between the townsfolk, the fed. govt., and who we are at war with. Let\'s do some better writing here!
Jericho is a show with unlimited potential. It is like no other series ever presented. Yes, there have been movies such as The Day After but never a series. There are so many story lines which could be developed here but the whole show seems to resolve around one character, Skeet Ulrich. Yes, Skeet is a very sexy good looking actor bud do we need to see him in every single scene? I doesn't seem to matter what the subject of the scene is. On the street, in the hospital, in the mayor's office, in the sheriff's office he is there, in every scene. There are many more subplots which could be developed but the entire show revolves around him, much to my consternation, sometimes to the point of aggravation. Even when a scene has nothing to do with him they mannage to flash a picture of him like he is some type of God, all knowing, all telling. Unfortunately, although I do like this show I can't rate it high on the scale and doubt it will last through season one. What a pitty. Such a potpourrie of stories but then we go right back to Skeet. I say this show will not be back next year.
This show could use some serious guidance. It has the potential, but not the action needed to satisfy the American viewer. It has plenty of small town drama, but not enough small town action. It could be very interesting seeing how Jericho manages to unify its surrounding using force or diplomacy. Making it essentially the new capital of Western Kansas. It has the benefit of being a psychological thriller that ponders the survival and mentality of a rural population that is virtually cut off from the World, it would be very different if it took place in remains of NYC. Yet, it gets bogged down in useless drama and petty histories. We need more info on secret Government agent living in town and on Jake. Also, we should soon find out who nuked us.
It needs better writing and a better plot. The backdrop is amazing, just the forground needs to be more interesting.
It starts with an interesting premise. Though I gotta admit that people in this show are very lucky... they seem to be coping very well with the fact that the US has been anhialated... They have running water and electricity... and satelite TV... I mean hey, who wouldn't want to be in a nuclear holocaust! It seems all to comfortable. People are actually still paying for thing! And whaou! there is alchohol! I mean I am impress! HOw long will these conditions last?
HOw much fuel is there anyway? People are still driving around in cars! THis show is confuseing! I mean for god sake... and what is up with jake!? Where the hell has he been for the last 5 years?
Great show, I have been following all episodes so far and the only thing I know is that I don't like hawkins he seem too guilty so far, I have thought since the beginning that he is behind all of this, and it would be a shame that we are doing this to are selfs. I really hope this isn't true, but it will be interesting to find out who is behind all of these bomings. but that is what keep us in suspence from week to week. some people has said the show isn't very good, but is show us how people can still find good in themselfs after such a big catastrophy.
The show is really good. The characters in this show are really doing an excellent job at realism. All are worried people have know each other for years and when disaster hits some are helpful and others are cruel and how easily they can turn on each outher. This is a verry good show I like the way it is being done.
Take a Norman Rockwell town and throw it in the middle of a nuclear crisis! What would you do in this situation? Families should watch this together...great for discussing current world issues and what to do in times of crisis.
From the first episode this show had my attention. The threat of nuclear threat is on a lot of Americans minds right now, what with North Korea's testing and the war in the Iraq, unrest in the middle east. This show puts a small town communtiy in a position of showing how and what we might have to deal with it in our own land. It makes you question what your reaction would be....will you be one that steps up and helps, will you panic and hide...Will you be part of the problem or part of the solution. It is a must see. The prodigal son returns to be the biggest asset to the community, the golden boy son is actually a cad. The mayor is inspiring while fighting his own health issues. The need for the teen-agers to continue with their clicks...
Will they survive and how will it change their lives, loves and attitudes? This a great show about the struggle of ordinary people to survive extraordinary and timely issues.
Well, I have to admit I was completely thrilled by the Preview of this series. It sounded like a really interesting new show with a dark atmosphere and a lot going on.
How wrong I have been. Lets face it. This series and its producers are just not imaginative and most of all brave enough to show what would be going on after a nuclear strike.
From what I am seeing in my crystal orb, this series will not survive season 1, because people are starting to avoid it alltogether, so they might as well do some drastic changes concerning pace and storywriting. Maybe they should take it off air for a couple of weeks and do some reshoots, because at the moment, this is just a dull show about a dull town. Its like Atomic O.C. without the atomic threat...
PLEASE try to make this worthwhile, because it really could be good entertainment with a psychological twist and even educational inputs. At the moment its getting more boring from episode to episode and I ask myself all the time: Will I watch another episode at all?!?!
And please: Change that stupid synthesizer rock action music, because its embarrasing...
This is frustrating to me. Honestly, this was one of my most anticipated new shows this season. I was a little concerned that this show ended up on CBS since they haven't had the best track record for good, respectable dramas. My concerns were validated after watching the first few episodes. This show has fallen victom to poor acting, over-dramatized and unnatural scenes, and a "Lost-like" side-mystery that just does not work. There's about as much character chemistry as you'd expect to see from a High School film class project. The dialogue and episode stories are just not interesting enough. Mix these elements with very cheesy, unfitting music and you have Jericho.
So Jericho is this show about what happens to a small town when a bomb goes off in a bigger towns in America. There is drama in the town with all the characters cut off from most of the world do to not method of communication.
Okay, I\\\'ve watched and I\\\'m not rivited. I intrigued more about where they can possibly go. It reminds me of The movied the Governator did. It was a show about cloning. I don\\\'t remember the name, the 6th something I think. Anyway, it was too plausible. It could happen. We can be lulled into cloning by saying oh we need to get a chip underneath the skin of our dog and then gee why loose your favorite pet. Just clone him. And it doesn\\\'t take long to get to cloning people. It was too plausible, kinda scary. So is this show. Kinda real plausible and also kinda scary. The only thing I really like is the mystery surrounding the former police officer from St. Louis I think he said. That\\\'s intriguing. And where they will go from here.
This show is captivating, exciting, and well-written. The premise is unique and has depth. It's a mix between The Stand and Lost. A small town is left to fend for itself in the wake of multiple nuclear explosions throughout the United States (and perhaps the world). Their ability to work together and stay a community shows the great character depth. There are mysteries unfolding in the town and each episode reveals just enough to keep you interested and holds back enough to make you wait on pins and needles for the following week's episode. This show is amazing and I can't wait to watch it week after week.
I like this show, it's one of the few new shows I look forward to. It's not the greatest show in the world, but it's decent. The acting is good in it, it's believable, and it's different from your typical dramas out there. I do like this show to the point it better than Lost, because this one will seem to answer questions soon. The writting and acting are relatively good, not the greatest I've seen. The special effects are pretty good. I do believe that the time slot is helping it, cause if it was on another night or time, I don't think it would survive, once it gets off the ground I believe it will be a strong show for CBS, just not sure how long it will last though.
The thing about Jericho is for a true Kansas native it is appalling. It seems like an attempt by a writer or show producer to stereotype Kansas as a whole. I feel they never researched the state before they put this fake town out in \"no where\" America. It is like they think Kansas does not know when things are going on especially one of a national disaster event. The show may be good and it attracts an audience but why make people believe the people of Kansas are living in the backwoods. We don\'t and in all honesty if there was a national disaster that involved nuclear warfare, Kansas would be one of the very first to know. Click on the old computer and go visit. Kansas has a nuclear plant. Yes, backwoods rural Kansas has a thriving nuclear plant and with international airspace all around it. Wolf Creek. Yes, that is the name and believe it or not if there was an attack on the US, it would be one of the very first places hit because of what it is. Yeah, lets show people how a community would survive if an attack would happen but maybe next time research rural America and find out that what you think is so \"out there\" and in \"no where\" land actually has been kept track of for over three decades by homeland security. So while every one is out there enjoying this show please remember that if there really was a nuclear attack; it sure won\'t be Kansas that is the last to know. Jericho is a drama show all right but nothing more than an attempt to scare people with all these talks of nuclear weapons in the world. Many people in Kansas are used to what may happen in an event like they and are trained yearly as to what they are supposed to do. Please producers, do some research. It doesn\'t hurt you to get off a chair and go visit somewhere before you put false information out on the air. Kansas is not a backwoods when it comes to nuclear and its destruction. Again just research before you make up false towns for your fake shows.
Jericho is one of the most well written shows of the season! It is riviting, compelling and a scary reality check for the world we live in today!!
I am glued to my seat for the entire hour with anticipation.
The actors are over the top and one of the finest cast I have seen since, The X-Files! This is the first show to catch my interest and keep me wanting more, in fact, since The X-Files!!
CBS used to only be good for Sourvivor & Big Brother for my family. They have finally come up with The Best show on tv!
Again, I like the premise behind it-but I need to somehow get past the impossibility of the show. Ok, so there is a nuclear holocaust on North America, and seemingly everyone is killed except the people in a small midwest town called Jericho. Seems like a great jumping off point-and I was strangely intrigued by the first 2 episodes and their fast-paced shooting style. Now, this is where I take a turn-all of the impossibilities: they still have electricity, can walk outside unencumbered because the nuke cloud was absorbed into the soil and, this is what irks me the most-most of the people in this small town seem totally unphased by the catastrophe they've been plunged into? Ok, they best come up with some pretty cool storylines soon or I'm tuning out.
This show needs to be more probable, it lacks concrete structure, a realsitc story line and realstic motives with the characters involved. The characters in Jericho do not have there priorties in order. For starters there a farming town right, why didn\\\'t they smoke and cure the meat on the first episode. They haven\\\'t secured a food and water supply, They are still using money. They all sit around at the bar and drink its ridiclous. The writers are not thinking like farmers nor any person with common sense.This show defintley has potential but it is not realistic. I hope the writers get some common sense and ingenuity. Thanks Allen
I LOVE this show. The story is good, actors and their characters are awesome and I just love the way this show makes you wonder what\'s going to happen next and leaves you with so many unanswered questions. I\'d hate to see it go after only one season.
I LOVE this show. The story is good, actors and their characters are awesome and I just love the way this show makes you wonder what\'s going to happen next and leaves you with so many unanswered questions. What makes this series even more interesting is also the fact of whats going on in North Korea rigth now (coincidence?) and just makes you realize. Wow this could accually happen. Compared to other shows Jericho is very believable and so are it\'s characters.
I truly find that people are not appreaciating this show as it should be. Yes it might be a little bit on the same base as past shows but then again aren\'t they all? Even there most of the shows that aren\'t repetitive are usually totally far fetched and the storyline is completly not possible. I would hate to see this wonderful show go after only one short season.
Started watching the show from day one and have been impressed with how fast it went from something worthwhile to COMPLETE CRAP.
Is this the best you have???? Where are your writers???? WHAT are your writers? kids?
CRAP CRAP CRAP
Since I have to write 100 words, I am forced to come up with different words for crap.
So, crap, junk, silly, dumb, crap, crap crap. Your writers HAVE to do a better job, they have to do SOMETHING. This is like jerry crap springer but WORST.
God, come ON people. You HAVE to do a better job. Your better then this CRAP.
oh yeah crap
Finally a show that Aussies like myself can watch and keep up with the American audience. It is shown on Channel Ten in Australia just hours after is airs in the US. From the first few episodes there is a post-apocalyptic world created with the audience centred in the small town of Jericho. As a viewer you feel like a resident of the town as you don't understand the extent of what has happened until details leak in piece by piece. This makes the experience more realistic. However, realism is also a flaw in the show with many technical details skimmed over such as facts about radiation and "radiation rain". Still, to be too picky about this would probably detract from the quality story being told. Overall, definately something to tune in for on a weekly basis.
I cannot remember when a new show has grabbed my attention and kept it as intently as this show has. I find my heart beating faster during the show and I think about the possibilbites of events that might occur in the next show. I also like that fact that there has been no blood or gore on the show! Keep the exciting plots coming. Sincerely hope this show makes it and stays around.
It's a simple concept: Many of the larger cities in the United States (and possibly elsewhere) have been nuked. The small town of Jericho, Kansas is cut off from the world and must fid a way to both cntinue everyday life and find out what happened.
This show is okay, not great, okay. Any show that involves the destruction of most of America's cities is quite morbid, (obviously), and surely isn't for everybody. The characters are all a little bland, the same characters you would expect would be trapped inside of a town. It, however, suffers from a critical flaw: The subject matter is so completely and utterly different from the commercials that surround it that it takes a point or two away from the show. I know that the commercials can't be helped, but going from hearing that Los Angeles was nuked to a happy-happy commercial for Target that is full of singing and dancing is just jarring. It just is unsettlingly quick of a contrast. Can't be helped though. Check out Jericho if you want.
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