Jericho is a show about what happens when 23 American cities get nuked. During these hardships you also are learning about the pasts and sectrets of the people of Jericho, and how one of the people living in Jericho has a nuclear bomb!
I love Jericho! It was the best show I had ever watched. Itwas very unique, but realistic at the sae time. It really made you think twice about what goes on in a corrupt government, and what could be going on in our government today. The actors and actresses were phenominal! I was very upset when they cancelled Jericho for a second time. It was a different, but veru good show. It always felt like you were there in Jericho, Kansas where all of this was occuring. If the was one show I would wish to return was this. I know season 3 would have been awesome and I am bad that I never got to find out who won the war. BRING JERICHO BACK!!
When Jake Green returns to his Kansas small-town home Jericho, where his dad Johnston is mayor, everyone is preoccupied with petty private business and family matters, but that changes drastically after a completely unexpected explosion. It soon becomes clear there has been a nuclear attack, but neither by whom nor on which scale. Suddenly life in Jericho, and as the inhabitants gradually discover all over the disintegrating USA, becomes a more primordial struggle for survival, where unexperienced dangers, primitive as well as technological, have to be weighed against pressing primal needs, such as food, fuel and self-defense against plunderers, invaders and even each-other. Jake, whose private story like that of other main characters slowly becomes disclosed to us, proves extremely resourceful and a smart hero, while his father's mayoral authority and even that of the only available medical professionals is soon challenged and undermined, criminal potentials are tapped into by circumstances and good people must rise to the daunting occasion assertively or perish. Even when contact is made with neighboring surviving towns, desperate rivalry soon cancels out solidarity. Furthermore, there is a well-equipped, hidden organization at work, which recently arrived Robert Hawkins belongs to
After a nuclear disaster caused by several terrorist attacks that destroyed 23 American cites, residents of a small Kansas town must come to terms with a new and very different reality as they wonder if they are the only ones left alive. Jericho got canceled after season 1 but the fans did what they could to being back and get and ending and they succeed, this is history. Unfortunately it was not renewed any further but the fact that it actually came back is proof of how good this show was and how well received it was. I miss it already,
Jericho has the distinction of being the first TV drama to use a Gap Band song as its basic plotline. I speak, naturally, of ''You Dropped a Bomb on Me,'' and the mystery of Jericho is who did the bombing, which cities were hit, and just how screwed are the survivors?
Skeet Ulrich (Scream) defies his destiny - which once meant fading from view in some special dreamy corner of the film universe, alongside might-have-beens like Eddie and the Cruisers' Michael Paré - by landing the starring role of prodigal son Jake Green. Secretive Jake returns to his tiny hometown of Jericho, Kan., just in time for what appears to be a nuclear holocaust. A mushroom cloud blooms ominously in the distance - looks like Denver - and the whole town spins into freaked-out survival mode. Calming the panicked masses is Jake's dad, the town mayor, played by the genial-stern Gerald McRaney. McRaney, after a fascinating stint as the efficiently murderous George Hearst on Deadwood, has certainly earned a respite from Major Dad jokes. His Mayor Dad (sorry) character seems based on the striding, calm figure Rudy Giuliani cut right after 9/11. How exactly he fathered wispy Ulrich is another question. Then again, this town is filled with every type of character, from Ulrich's love interest, a grade-school teacher who knows her way around an engine (Sprague Grayden), to a former cop (Lennie James) seriously (and somewhat suspiciously) well-versed in disaster protocol.
Jericho works when it sticks to the eerie surreality of a nuclear attack: A storm bearing radioactive rain rolls in from the west; animals flee in dying packs; clueless citizens scour for information in Cold War-era books like Our Friend the Atom. The show, unfortunately, flops about in its first two episodes, leaning too heavily on the action-adventure stuff, perhaps a twitch from exec producer Jon Turteltaub (National Treasure). Ulrich plays psycho townies and frontiersmen just fine (as Scream and Into the West attest); his slacker detachment doesn't translate as well for the action-hero business (watch no more than three minutes of Chill Factor to verify).
One particularly melodramatic scene has Ulrich rescuing a busload of smashed-up schoolchildren and performing a homemade tracheotomy on a little girl with drinking straws - causing him to yell the unfortunate line: ''Who else has a juice box?!'' In another sidetracked moment, he must save his ex-girlfriend (Dark Angel's Ashley Scott) from escaped inmates - which culminates in distinctly cheesy, '80s, Tango & Cash-variety gunplay, with accompanying music that can only be described as shoot-out/funk/Jazzercise. May I suggest sticking to the possible destruction of the world? It's a bit more riveting.
Reailty can shove it what if this is our reality and They can choose who gets bombed and who doesn't.......9.whatever million.Then Why if this show had that kinda of rating did it get cancelled then got a second push with hardly no push for a second season.........Hit to close for reality for the US to handle........Maybe there is someone spreading the truth............Whatever the reason for cancelling it Tuesday at 10 is not a great time slot to begin with think about that and think about what other shows are making it at that time.........Jericho is what Veronica Mars was to CW a masterpiece.
This is deffinately one of the most original and entertaining new shows to come out is some time. Its a shame it only lasted one and a half seasons, I guess some of the genuises in the top jobs at CBS didnt think originality and a rabid fanbase were good indications of a shows sucess...only numbers. And while crap shows (with the exception of a few gems) still roam the airwaves, quality shows like Jericho are getting axed. Its a shame things are turning out this way.
So what makes this show as great as it is? Well firstly its a great concept. Terrorist attacks all over the United States decimating major cities and it could be very well at the hands at the United States governement. Well I guess thats not too much different to many other films and shows, but what makes this even more interesting is that its actually an intimate look at one town's struggle at surviving the aftermath, and that is where the story really becomes interesting.
People fighting one another for scraps of food, towns fighting over pieces of land, and states fighting for domination over a fractured country. But what is really interesting is the personal struggles and demons one must overcome to step up and find courage to endure. It tells us the story of what it takes to stay civil in the time of civil unrest, to stay human when every intstinct is telling you to 'do what it takes to survive', and to be diplomatic when no one else wants to be.
Other than these themes making the show interesting, its also hugely entertaining. It makes one darn good edge of your seat thriller. And its for these reasons why I love the show. It feeds the mind and pumps the adrenaline. No many shows give us both but this one does in spades, its such a shame that other then a miracle, we wont be getting it anymore.
There is nothing else like this on TV. It deserves a much better chance to try to make it. I don't understand it, this should be a top prime-time show.
It was so nice to see something other then all these stupid cop dramas, that for some reason, dominate their time-slots. A speculative fiction, that makes you wonder what if. A nuclear war is a possibility, how would you survive? It examines all aspects of human life and how they would change if this were to happen. It shows how this would not only bring out the worst in some people, but also the best in others. This is one of my favorite shows ever, if not my most favorite.
Jericho is a unique series that explores a number of themes, including how life changes after a nuclear attack, and how it brings people who would never have met otherwise together.
There was no reason to cancel Jericho, but the fact that it was cancelled proves once again that an intelligent TV show without mindless violence cannot survive in today's culture of televison.
The bottom line is that Jericho is one of the best TV shows produced ever. I do not think that our world deserves it, which is the reason it was never given a chance by the mass public and only attracted viewers who can think for themselves.
Jericho is a most interesting show of a village that is suddenly cut of from the rest of the outside world after bombs went of in several citys. The people of Jericho have to survive in this new world were the rules have changed.
Jericho is a most interesting show of a village that is suddenly cut of from the rest of the outside world after bombs went of in several citys. The people of Jericho have to survive in this brand new world were the rules have changed.
Food is becoming scarse and everyone seems to be looking out for themselves. They also have threats like mercenaries from ravenwood. And who is responsible for the destruction of so many cities? What I don't like about the show are the parent's of jake. Their a litlle bit too much goody two shoes for my taste.
I think that Jericho was a wonderful show, and was outraged both times when it was canceled. I also believe that if CBS had given the second season more than seven episodes, they might've gotten a better outcome. You have to work hard to keep something if you really want it, so I guess that CBS didn't want it all too much, did it?
This was an underappreciated show, and the fact that we did as CBS asked and actually watched every episode until the end went unnoticed breaks my heart to tiny little pieces. I do hope that another channel picks up this show, because it truly was the best show out there.
Summary: Jake Green returns to his Kansas small-town home Jericho, where his dad Johnston is mayor, everyone is preoccupied with petty private business and family matters, but that changes drastically after a completely unexpected explosion. It soon becomes clear there has been a nuclear attack, but neither by whom nor on which scale. Suddenly life in Jericho, and as the inhabitants gradually discover all over the disintegrating USA, becomes a more primordial struggle for survival, where unexperienced dangers, primitive as well as technological, have to be weighed against pressing primal needs, such as food, fuel and self-defense against plunderers, invaders and even each-other. Jake, whose private story like that of other main characters slowly becomes disclosed to us, proves extremely resourceful and a smart hero, while his father's mayoral authority and even that of the only available medical professionals is soon challenged and undermined, criminal potentials are tapped into by circumstances and good people must rise to the daunting occasion assertively or perish. Even when contact is made with neighboring surviving towns, desperate rivalry soon cancels out solidarity. Furthermore, there is a well-equipped, hidden organization at work, which recently arrived Robert Hawkins belongs to…
I just love(d) Jericho. I like conspiracies. I think that also the idea of loosing everything. No electricity means no communication with the outside world. That is what happens in Jericho they get cut of and the instinctively turn on each other. With the help of his brother and several other characters Jake forms somewhat of a hierarchy in Jericho. And he ends up on the top. With his background in the military and with the help of Hawkins who has the last bomb they have to find out who did this. In the mean time they have to get food and water. And have to deal with other survivors. I thought the show was well written and very interesting and was actually shocked that it was cancelled after one season. But with the help of a lot of peanuts ( I have got to give credit to the die hard fans for that). We got another 7 episodes to tie up some loose ends. It was not enough. I will miss Jericho, and I think there was alot more in the show then they got credit for!
ABC has Lost. NBC has Heroes. Fox has 24. It made sense for CBS to try it's hand at a long serial-style drama. Jericho, built on the premise of a small Kansas town surviving a post-nuclear attack, seemed to have no chance of failure. Unfortunately, poor ratings doomed the show, and it was cancelled after just one season. However, fan reaction was swift and loud, and CBS eventually rescinded, commissioning a shortened season 2. Again ratings were low, leading to a second cancellation for the show. Those of you that may have missed this series when it aired originally lost out on some of the more entertaining television in recent memory. Some parts of the series drug, particularly the middle of season 1, with just one too many "feel good moments." Music cues can be a bit overbearing and borderline obnoxious in certain scenes as well, adding an almost soap-opera air to the proceedings. That said, the series really went into overdrive the latter part of season 1 and throughout season 2, no ddoubt in part to the pressure from the network to perform. This created a cinema feel to Jericho, as the slower story pace was tossed aside for tighter dialogue and more action. For the most part, this was a change for the better. It's too bad the show couldn't have found a happy medium between the two, because when Jericho worked - and more than often, it did - it became one of those rarified and inspiring shows you dream about. Most won't get the chance to enjoy this show, as CBS is unlikely to bring it back a second time. Do yourself a favor and check it out on DVD.
This was without a doubt one of the most underrated shows of its time. it took a concept previously unexplored and made it its own. I originally thought it over-hyped and useless until i actually sat down to watch the pilot, needless to say after watching it i was back the next week for the next and it continued strongly after that, the news of its cancellation broke my heart and wen it was brought back it was truly amazing. from the political issues addressed to the matters of heart crossed jericho fulfilled this with beyond any of my expectations and it was proof of the studio bosses shortsightedness when it was axed. the second season though it was a bit too short for my liking brought together all the story lines and ended it perfectly. It was a truly great show which i am sure will remain in my heart and certainly on my shelves for a longtime to come
I really hate when they cancel a show that I love. This show was really good. I know that this second season was a little off but it could only get better and not worse. They need to give Jericho a chance. They have tried to axe it from the very beginning. So Sad! I Hope that everyone will fight for this series again and hopefully we will be able to bring it back again. Come on people lets not give up on this yet. We need to give it a chance. Please help keep Jericho on tv. Thank you
I wanted to watch this show for awhile and then it got forgotten about , until someone recently recommended it to me. I'm so glad they did! This show was so interesting, I think I would have been really disappointed if it had ended at the Season 1 finale - and although I would have loved more than the 7 episodes they did for Season 2 – having those episodes still made me a lot happier. Anyway I won't talk about finale details – needless to say I think Season 2 was a welcome addition to the first, and it is well worth watching and not too frustrating an ending for the show!
This show was quite different to other shows I like, or have watched in the past and I think it was a really interesting idea. I can see why it wouldn't be everybody's ideal show to watch; but if given a chance, I really think it's worth sticking with.
First off, the characters are brilliant, Jake is a really good character (and I think Skeet Ulrich did an amazing job), and who couldn't like Stanley! To be honest there were very few characters I didn't like (except those you're meant to hate!), and perhaps Dale – he got on my nerves a bit! Also, quite a welcome addition, is that this show didn't stick to "Happily ever after" storylines, there are some sad developments for some characters along the way which just made it all the better(in a tragic kind of way).
Also, despite the context of the show (Nuclear bombs going off, a town being left to fend for itself), it still managed to have a more personal element, and I really liked that this show didn't constantly focus on conflict, but rather sometimes chose to develop the characters (for instance: Jake's past, Eric's marriage). However, when they did have the conflicts – they were so dramatic! I couldn't stop watching, and there were so many different hurdles that the town had to overcome, it just made the show so exciting.
Another element I loved about the show was the Jonah storyline – I really thought this was under-used on the show, James Remar is an awesome actor and I think it would have really added something. But again – if there had been more time, and another season, perhaps Jonah would have played a more important role... this show just had so many good potential ways to drive the story forward, and as a new fan – I feel a little cheated that it didn't get that opportunity to, but got to be grateful for what we have I suppose! Perhaps related to this idea is the character development on the show, which, despite being good, could have been better. I still would have liked the show to explore Jake's past even more really, and perhaps if the show had lasted longer they would have, I just found myself wanting to know more... I definitely think the show was worth another season if not more.
All in all this show has comedic elements, good characters & relationships as well as being very dramatic and exciting. I think it's one of the best shows I've watched in a long time, and its main flaws lie in storylines I felt could have been developed more – but there was such little time to do it, I can understand why they weren't. I would definitely recommend watching this show, I know I'll be watching it again.
I wish they would really try to bring this show back. The acting is superb, storyline is developed well, and each episode leave you hanging wanting to find out what happened. It is a great premise that has been explored before, but Jericho does it the best. With long story arcs, and tons of mystery, action and drama, Jericho has it all. Throw in the fact that most of the U.S. has been wiped out by nukes, and its just adds a scary, what if factor. I hope another network will pick up this show, the fans behind it are rabid, and watching this show will make you realize why!
What was supposed to be a cool and interesting TV series proved to be a flop in the end. Ok, so we have a nuclear holocaust, people in disarray, important cities wiped out, and, of course, the survivors struggling to make ends meet. It makes you wonder: how did they get those poor ratings? Where did they go wrong? It seems that some fans really wanted the show to go on, so it dragged on to season two, but still they did not manage to capture too many people's attention. For me, the decor seemed too artificial and the characters were not developed enough to make the viewers fell in love with them.
I've fallen in love with this show, it has everything a show needs to have. The storyline of the show is fascinating and thrilling. Very unique, intresting caracters, exelent actors and every episode is filled with drama, love, laugther and tears, It has mystery, romance. action. You can't help but feel like you are one of them, even if what they are going trough is impossible to invision. This is a show you can not miss ! If you think you've seen it all you are wrong, Jericho is filled with mystery, and you can't help but wondering who's bad and who's not? Jericho is going to have you on the end of your seat screaming at the tv, i know i did..
Jericho, what a show. Never boring, it's a perfect sci-fi thriller along with a drama; a small town in Kansas after nuclear bombs destroy 23 American cities. It has a great bunch of characters and actors even though they occasionally die throughout the series. Season 1 was a fantastic start, focusing on how Jericho fought itself and then the neighboring town of New Bern. Season 2 had a good plotline with a split of American government at the Mississippi, along with the fraud of the Allied States of America. It is more that deserving of a Season 3 and beyond. Why was it cancelled?
Great show with characters and a story that was very appealing. Kudos for dealing with the touchy subject of terrorism on American soil and double kudos for it not being an enemy from the headlines. The unfolding story of a
Great show with characters and a story that was very appealing. Kudos for dealing with the touchy subject of terrorism on American soil and double kudos for it not being an enemy from the headlines. The unfolding story of a corporate and domestic plot to remake the power structure of this country was brilliant. Adding to the mystique of the show was the real world Cinderella story of the shows comeback and defying the network and saving the show from an un-ended ending. Great job I would love for the show to continue but if this is the end it was worth the ride and I enjoyed every minute of it.
Skeet Ulrich made this show. That is i mean his acting made Jericho worth watching. Now don't get me wrong the other non-skeet people were great too. The storyline is a hard one to pull of: America bombed out? your father losing a mayoral election? classic examples like this litter the show with intrigue and drama. The dram and action of Jericho are stupendous, and well thought out. Though the show was cancelled the Jericho people were given another chance just to conclude the story. And conclude they did. Season 2 has more on the edge of your seat action than the previous season, but both put together make for a lovely brown trousers time.
Usually I like shows that died before their time, they burned bright only to fade away quickly - preserved for all time at their peak and their demise. This show however, deserved MUCH more and was over far too soon. We can only imagine what would have happened if Season Two had run for more than seven episodes or if Season Three had been made, but I know that our imaginations wouldn't even have been close to what could have been and should have become. It'll never happen, and that's one heck of a shame but for now I'm more than glad I saw this show. I bought Season One and will double dip for the Complete Box Set even though I downloaded 'em all. Dammit, I loved this show that much - I feel it invested in its fans and I'm invested in it in return. This series hits all the right buttons!
Such an awesome show!I really miss it, and want it back...compare it to M*A*S*H,West Wing,and many others...
We are cancelling way too many good shows these days. I wish this show would return! Thanks for a great one.
Thought provoking awesome deep and wonderful! I can compare this to reading the Stand for the first time, and reveling in the thought provoking nature that Stephen King had created....this is Just As Good If Not Better!!!!! I think that it would have been the next "Classic" of TV. Like Dallas was of the 80s or M*A*S*H or the others that have rocked TV. Why can't we get quality like this again. We have gone the way of the dodo with thought provoking series,a nd I am sad to see it. Gotta love this one! Bring It Back! I think that you should at least hit CBS's website and watch this one through their online player!!! Please support the effort to bring this show back!!!! We want it to have a season 3! Help fight for the Jericho gang...check out how you can on CBS's message boards for Jericho...
I still cant understand why this show couldnt stay on the air. It is amazing! Non-stop intrigue. You really have no clue what is going to happen next, and everything on such a large scale! Its not just about a small town in Kansas, its about the fate of the country! There is so much happening that it is never boring, and it is all relevant to the story, no pointless wondering. In the first season I was amazed enough with how they managed to keep off ppl like Jonah Prowse, Newbern, and Ravenwood. But in season two they were fighting a government that came to power by destroying 23 major American cities! How do you stand up to ppl like that? Well, a few ppl from Kansas hold their own.
Jerico is one of the most boring programmes in the world for the exact reason that it only occansionally has action their always bickering ang the anarchy polt is so full of bull. Their are so many places you can miss interpret it and i hate the Fake FBI ploy if they cause the disaster don't drag it on with thsi person gets shot and that person gets shot and i hate everything about this programme. In my opinion this programme is redidculous my family might love it but its like marmite. you either lover it or you hate it.
People of the world ignore it and switch over to something good like CHUCK on virgin1 and get proper action not flop action
Jericho is a great tv show. The show just pulls you in and doesn't let go until the end and even then you want more. It does well of follwoing the serialized drama format set forth by 24, which could be one of its faults because viewers are to friggin lazy now a days to watch a show where they have to keep track and would instead watch csi spin-off number 16.
The cast and writers make this show really great because they all love it just as much as the fans. Each actor plays their character well. I'm not saying their amazing actors or anything, just that they do well at playing the character they've been given and aside from a few slow episodes, the writers do a great job of keeping things moving through out both seasons.
Overall Jericho is one fo the best new shows to hit the air waves in a long time. It's too bad cbs cancelled it again, but at least they gave it a chance.(unless you buy the conspiracy theories) Hopefully a new deal will be made that will bring this show back from the dead yet again.
This story though seemingly far fetched was riveting ; spellbinding and could have possibly been a look into the future...Where else could you find such a story of power hunger and complete domination today? Yes as the world becomes more open than ever before thanks to computers and cameras that track our every move.Why would it be hard to believe that such an event could happen? World domination and control...after all money is power and power is the ultimate goal. The question remains "who would dare to take that final step?" It is frightening but never more possible than today...wake up people..Jericho is at hand!
What a shame - CBS couldnt get ratings for an incredible show because of its Bad Slots. I think the programer should be canceled and not the show. Its is a well done show and deserves the respect to be continued...This is the only series I have watched since NYPB Blue was on.CBS is a dying network but at least while "Jericho" was on you had many loyal viewers, but alas you have put another nail in your coffin to go with CBS news and 60 Minutes. I guess I'll have to watch the reruns on ANOTHER Network - Thanks for nothin.
Jericho is a great and intelligent tv-show which it makes you stay in front of tv for many minutes without blinking.
Great actors, great characters which deserve all the appreciations. The story is also very well builted. I started to watch this show almost one year ago and from then and now i was so anxious, i waited so much to see more and more of what's coming next and that's because every episode it's a strenghtghening piece. It's too pity to stop the show right now. Would be great to continue to a SEASON 3 and even more.
So, bring it back !!!
Jericho is the best!! Please bring it back! What will we do without our fix of Jake and Hawkins and the whole town of Jericho? What else will we watch with our apple pie ala mode and coffee? It's our after dinner treat! Please bring it back!
I love this show - bring it back!! Everyone I know watches it once and keeps on watching. It is one of the best shows in years. The actors are superb - all of them! They really know how to bring you into the story and keep you pinned there. I missed the original airing and then got hooked when someone talked me into watching the first episode. That was all it took. The only disappointment was seeing some of the main characters from season one have to go. We loved the mom and dad and the relationship dynamics with their sons. But all the actors are so talented that they were still able to carry the second season superbly, even with some of the changes. I would love to highlight some of the best performances of each actor, but there are so many. These people are awesome - every one of them. In a new season we'd love to see more of Gail Greene and we really want to see more of Beck!! More of Jericho, PLEASE!
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