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I have been watching Jericho since the beginning, and I've noticed that
the series takes odd spikes and downfalls in its quality. And I have to
say, it needs to find its balance, before the fans (including myself)
abandon the show. The characters, the drama, the overall quality.
Sometimes its a crummy apocalyptic rip-off that seems low budget, but
other times, it seems like the best new show of the season.
But aside from that, the show is good. Some of the acting is good, but some is atrocious. And while sometimes the score may fit the scene, and sometimes the same little piano tune gets way too old.
To put it short, the show seems ripe for younger viewers. Other older viewers and people who can watch an entire show from a critical standpoint, you can watch and beware or just stay away.
I love this premise, I bought the series 1st season, never watched it
by episode on T.V. Have seen 4 episodes so far. I was really looking
forward to a good show. I place it about the same level as Harsh Realm.
Come on people, would you not try to organize your existing resources
better than this. I would like to think that a community of 5000 people
would have more then 1 gas station. No electricity, yet they wait until
the generators are almost empty before they think about resupply. Its a
farming community and finding a pump and large plastic containers
should not be an issue. The direction of the actors is brutal. There
are only a dozen people concerned about survival, and all the rest are
like sheep drinking at the bar. They don't deserve to survive. Just a
few of the issues. Its got some good points and I will probably watch
the rest but I am disappointed. Its not LOST or The Shield, or 24. The
production values are second rate. I am from Canada and it reminds me
of a CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ) production Its a shame
that a great series like HUFF gets canceled.
I'll admit this show has an interesting premise, the logistics of
survival in the aftermath of a nuclear attack, but it has to be said
the writing in this show is really sloppy.
The dialogue sucks and often makes the characters seem really dumb, the believability of situations that arise in this show are ramped up for the sake of drama and are sometimes just laughable. I don't care for one single character in the entire show perhaps apart from Hawkins and it's the story behind the attack that will keep me watching, not the "human" aspects of the show which are just unrealistic to be honest.
The writing painfully leaves obvious questions and situations unexplored, seemingly just so's not to draw attention to major flaws in logic. OK a lot of shows do this but a lot of shows are also far more entertaining and assume their audience is a lot smarter.
There seem to be a view holes in the plot here and there, but I try not to let these get in the way of enjoying the series. The show is interesting in that it raises questions about societal structure following the destruction of (or isolation from)most recognized government. The teens jumped easily into an anarchical view but most adults still recognize local government as an authority, but to varying degrees. Some believe the emergency of nuclear war puts the Constitution and individual rights in limbo. They want to collectivize everything. Others resist this attitude. There is even an emergent warlord with the philosophy that he with the most stuff rules.
Something is off here. This show isn't working enough to keep me glued
to it like, say a Lost.
It should have great potential as we have new nuclear fears due to terrorism. A show dealing with this should be timely and interesting. As long as the story retains a degree of believability and is well written it should work (even if it's not entirely believable, as in science fiction with say, aliens, it could work if it was well done and focused).
I guess I'm saying that the story is losing ground with each episode due to a lack of believability as well as no apparent focus. As for characters, I do not see a male character I like enough to want to be...And though there are some attractive females none of them seem very desirable after a short while. When a show is weak on both storyline and character development it's only a matter of time that I give up on it.
To sum it up for me, I have watched eight episodes I'm not sure if I will continue on. I'm fighting the thought that Jericho is cheesy. Maybe the writing will tighten up and at least let me know if I'm watching something that's suppose to be possible. At present I find the story too far fetched and the fictional town and it's people very annoying! I hope that it finds it's center and gets better because I think the premise of nuclear survival is much more interesting now than just a few years ago.
For me, I think the show is quite OK. Well, even you cannot rate the
famous shows such as CSIs, Lost, 24 and Law and Order in just the first
few episodes, right? I had watched all five episodes. I gotta say, I
seriously thought that it is intense and with nice plots (at least
until now). I understand people say that the camera had been wrongly
placed and it's fast pace is something not that good for this kind of
show, but think about this - having a change from the usual thriller
series isn't that bad right? And the change is not badly made either.
I know a lot of 24 and Lost's fans will compares Jericho with their favorite show and straight away under-rate Jericho, believe me, I am a 24 fan, but every show has their own strength and weakness. If you want to say illogical, which I saw most negative comments main theme are for the Jericho, you have to know that most of the show had inaccuracies and illogical stuffs. It's part of the stuffs that makes the series a series.
Overall, I got a feel that Jericho would have at least a full season (again, for now), so we will see how it is going. I seriously hope the people that had bad mouth Jericho think about their words again and try to watch Jericho again if possible. Hopefully it will give you a different perspective.
Also, for those who compare the show to those old movies. I had to ask, had you really watched these old movies and shows before? And come on, there's definitely improvements in 50 years right? Please don't just simply give a comment just after watching one third of the show.
First of all the enemy would have sent EMP's directly after the nukes.
Why wait several days?
Why doesn't the spy's computer run out of juice when there is no electricity and no evidence of a solar power source?
Why would they use the only available town water source to put out a fire when there is obviously no resupply?
How did the internet still work when one of the main transfer stations to the west is in Atlanta?
How was the power restored when their obvious source of power came from Denver?
How come the bar has a continuous supply of booze when there is no resupply?
How come every TV receives a signal when the bar has the only satellite feed?
Why is the only doctor in town at the mayor's house continuously when there are sick patients at the hospital?
Who wrote this crap?
Good try with no expert assistance.
Seldom is a television program so gripping that millions will speak out
against its cancellation, demanding that the show be re-instated. Much
less a television program that has aired only one season.
Jericho is that show.
America's worst nuclear nightmare has happened two dozen times. Jericho realistically showcases what people will compromise and triumphs of the human spirit that happen when the people of a small town are must face the end of the world as they know it.
The performances (especially from veteran actors Lennie James, Gerald McRaney and Pamela Reed)are stellar. The story lines are mature and serialized, but without losing sight of the fact that people sit down to watch television to be entertained.
Love, loss, intrigue, betrayal and redemption. Jericho has something for everyone. For network television, it's as good as it gets. And I'm not watching anything better from the Big 3 (or is it 4, or 5)? A solid 9, but after the masterful concluding arc and judging it against what is currently on network television, Jericho rates a 10.
In the minds of just about every human being on the planet, nuclear
apocalypse reigns supreme on the list of horrifying "End of the World"
scenarios. Jericho takes that premise and turns it slightly sideways by
showing us a small town in Kansas where the initial, obvious effects of
nuclear war wouldn't quite reach (far away from blast centers, far
enough away that fallout was minimal, etc.).
What the show does with impressive bravado is paint the audience a picture of how secondary considerations would become the focus in this kind of event. Amidst the everyday problems of a small town community (politics, rivalries, relationships, etc.), we see them struggling with basic needs such as food supply, power for heat, and most frighteningly - information.
The town is cut off from all sources of information - as is the audience, as a result. This allows the viewer to feel more immersed in the situation. The writers do a really great job at keeping "omnipotence" away for the audience - leaving the viewer intrigued and begging for any kind of consolation to ease their mind. In turn, we are quick to empathize with the characters and feel more invested in how things will turn out.
The show is smart, entertaining, and has a lot of heart. It was canceled after its first 22 episodes, until fans buried CBS offices in New York with over 20 tons of nuts in protest. CBS was gracious enough to reconsider and order 7 more episodes of the series. Keep watching so we can get more!
I like Jericho because of the slick writing, good acting and the fact that it brings a true sci-fi feel back to prime-time television. In the wake of brainless reality shows like "American Idol" and "Big Brother" it's good to see an old fashioned show that makes you think, keeps you entertained and has a great cast. Jericho is one of the few programs on television that keeps me coming back week after week, ready to see what further adventures are in store. For those of you wondering about the first season on DVD, the release date so far is October 2nd in the U.S. (at least according to Amazon and TV Hits), so be sure to check this out.
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