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Jericho 

Not Rated | | Drama, Western | TV Series (2016)
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In the Yorkshire Dales in the 1870s, the shantytown of Jericho is the home of a community that will live, thrive and die in the shadow of the viaduct they've been brought together to build.

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Jessica Raine ...  Annie Quaintain 8 episodes, 2016
Samuel Bottomley ...  George Quaintain 8 episodes, 2016
Hans Matheson ...  Johnny Jackson / ... 8 episodes, 2016
Clarke Peters ...  Ralph Coates 8 episodes, 2016
Daniel Rigby ...  Charles Blackwood 8 episodes, 2016
Jeany Spark ...  Isabella Lambton 8 episodes, 2016
Sophie Thompson ...  Lizzie Capstick 8 episodes, 2016
Stephen Thompson ...  Davey Sharpe 8 episodes, 2016
Elliot Barnes-Worrell ...  Easter 8 episodes, 2016
Phil Cornwell ...  Joe Capstick 8 episodes, 2016
Martina Laird Martina Laird ...  Epiphany 8 episodes, 2016
Lorraine Ashbourne ...  Lace Polly 8 episodes, 2016
Natalie Gavin ...  Alma Capstick 8 episodes, 2016
Tommy McDonnell Tommy McDonnell ...  Dagger 7 episodes, 2016
Paul Loughran ...  Devon Sam 7 episodes, 2016
Amy James-Kelly ...  Martha Quaintain 7 episodes, 2016
Lucy Black Lucy Black ...  Hatty Laggan 7 episodes, 2016
Darren Morfitt Darren Morfitt ...  Shay 7 episodes, 2016
Jessica Gunning ...  Mabel 5 episodes, 2016
Tony Pritchard Tony Pritchard ...  Hawker 5 episodes, 2016
John Tams John Tams ...  Songbird 3 episodes, 2016
Mark Addy ...  Earl Bamford 2 episodes, 2016
Jack Hickey ...  Rory McCleod 2 episodes, 2016
Richard Ridings ...  Thornhill 2 episodes, 2016
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Set in the Yorkshire Dales in the 1870s, the series focuses upon the shanty town of Jericho, home to a community that will live, thrive and die in the shadow of the viaduct they've been brought together to build. Jericho is a community of people with secrets to hide and those looking to start again.

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The series is available via streaming video in the USA on Acorn TV, beginning 11 July 2016. See more »

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Frontier town of Jericho offers little in term of wild romance and flair.
11 January 2016 | by quincytheodoreSee all my reviews

Railway era always has a romantic feel to it, some brave men venturing for progress and all that jazz. Unfortunately for Jericho, it's merely a timid drama instead of gritty realistic outlook of promising theme. The acting and environment are lackluster even though there are a few good shots due to its cinematography. Its slow plodding pace also serves as burden rather than pushing for a delectable endeavor.

At first, it has a few interesting foundations. The characters appear likable enough while the scenery is primed for a grand journey through the era. However, it soon falters with the slow direction. In the span of an hour, there are too many unnecessarily lingering shots and merely one or two notable events. Audience doesn't need to see longing stares numerous times or chase scene that seems to run in circle, even the supposedly crucial moments ironically lack impact on them.

This is a vanilla version of frontier drama with barely any excitement. It doesn't have to be full blown Wild West to be engaging, yet Jericho is atypically timid. Other series on the same time period like The Knick has shown the debauchery that can be fully capitalized, meanwhile Jericho doesn't appear to have the gusto to embrace the harshness of its time, which might feel sadly underwhelming.

Acting is clumsy at times, some of the characters feel out of place, not because they are meant to, but their mannerisms are either too reserved or overly blunt to be convincing. Furthermore, the visual and audio are designed a tad too merrily, which is strange since the on-screen characters would try to sell their predicaments. Soundtracks might sound fitting to the premise, yet the repetitive tune starts to worn out its welcome.

The slow and timid Jericho undermines its own potential, it feels too safe for the atmospheric and tenacious frontier era.


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