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Jericho – The Complete Series

May 25, 2010 by · 5 Comments 

JERICHO is 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. 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…. More >>

Jericho – The Complete Series


5 Responses to “Jericho – The Complete Series”
  1. I ordered this thinking that they, actually, had already made a nice complete set with season One and Two. I returned it because all it was was Season One Box Set and Season Two Single Container in a special box made to house the two. I already had bought the two same identical seasons. I didn’t need to pay $50.00 for cardboard that was housing the two that I had already ordered. I don’t like being mislead and I’m sure everybody out there doesn’t like it either.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  2. It occurred to me the other day that the series I’m currently watching — “Jericho” — I wouldn’t be watching if I wasn’t exercising. It’s not terrible, and it’s inspired at times, but I probably wouldn’t persist watching it otherwise.

    The premise, if you hadn’t heard of it is: A small Kansas town’s daily rhythms are broken when residents see a mushroom cloud on the horizon, in the direction of Denver. Residents soon learn from scattered sources that America got thumped good, with about a dozen major cities nuked. Nobody knows what happened at this point. (The radio and TV chatter before the strikes, meant to build tension in the viewer, just sounds retarded and vague if you know anything about world events.)

    The series ranges between 6-8 out of ten on the realism scale. They take the radiation and fallout seriously, and there are a couple of smart characters in there. I was offended at first that they got off so easy, but I guess since Denver was the only place nuked within hundreds of miles of them it’s not unreasonable. And it’s not the hundreds-of-nuke-strikes-scenario that we grew up with.

    The major issue is the script-writing which is cliched too often, and the fact that there’s a character in there to please everybody. Add a dollop of political correctness, girl power, etc. It was a CBS series before it got cut short during season two.

    I’m 3 episodes in. The bright spots are the main character played by Skeet Ulrich, and definitely the mayor, played by Gerald McRaney. Some neat visuals, including a 757 that had landed on a highway and made it, and a smaller commuter plane behind it, that hadn’t made it.

    Rating: 3 / 5

  3. J. Hunter says:

    Who doesn’t enjoy a post apocalyptic story, show, movie etc. I know I do and when I first heard about this show I couldn’t wait to see it. Unfortunately after seeing the first six or seven episodes I realized, this show is terrible. I do not understand why most of the other reviews are so positive.

    ACTING- 1.5 out of 4 (a few of them are not terrible actors)

    STORYLINE- 1 out of 4 (The town elders realize at the last minute that the hospital generator will be out of gas in a few hours. They race to get fuel from nearby town to keep the hospital generator running, que dramatic music while the camera follows a gas delivery truck driving to and from the other town. Don’t worry, they make it back in time for life support machines.)

    LOGIC- there is none! I could go on and on about the head scratching lack of logic in every episode I saw. For example three men hijack an armed truck on horseback. The driver and passenger didn’t think to step on it or use their guns. Later 4 good guys take on 8 bad guys armed with automatic rifles. Stop me if you’ve heard this terrible TV writing cliche before, good guys firing from behind the trucks wheels are not hit, the tires don’t even get hit, but the bad guys end up dead.

    Never did I get a sense this was a post apocyliptic world. Sure there’s no power so no lights or heat or hot water. Yet everybody in this bumpkin town dresses in nice expensive clean good looking clothing. Good to know the laundrymat’s still open. Everyone always looks freshly showered, the womens makeup is always perfect. If anything I think for most of the shows characters, this whole nuclear annihalation thing is just an irritating little side show to what’s going on in their daily lives. Did I mention the acting is really bad?

    I have only seen about half of the first season because I finally just had to skip to the season 1 ending so maybe the episodes I skipped plus season 2 were better then the ones I saw, or maybe their not.

    P.S. If your looking for a good apocalyptic story to read, buy Robert McCammon’s Swan Song, and if you enjoy that, buy almost any other book by Robert McCammon

    Rating: 2 / 5

  4. I watched this program on Netflix and was so glad to be able to purchase it for my home library. It is so realistic and I pray not prophetic for our USA but I can honestly see it happening in the very near future. I am sorry the show was discontinued and wish the network would pick it up again!Excellent show with a great script and awesome actors/directors!Intense, and thought provoking.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. L Boxer says:

    For Jericho fans, this is the absolute best. The extras are awesome and the only thing missing is SEASON Three which the network did not see fit to continue. Highly recommend the set.
    Rating: 5 / 5

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