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On the most cherished TV shows, characters come to feel like family. Jericho's characters come to feel like neighbors. Dale (Erik Knudson), the orphaned teenage outcast, forms an unexpected friendship with the town's spoiled mean girl, Skylar (Candace Bailey). Robert Hawkins (Lennie James), just arrived in town, introduces himself as a former cop from St. Louis, but his secret basement command center suggests otherwise. Gray Anderson (Michael Gaston), a mayoral candidate, politicizes the disaster to undermine Johnston. Stanley (Brad Beyer), a farmer, falls in love with his condescending IRS auditor from Washington, D.C. (Alicia Coppola). And Eric plans to leave his wife, Alice (Darby Stanchfield) for bartender Mary (Clare Carey). But at the heart of Jericho's first season is Jake's hard-earned redemption in his family's (and Emily's) eyes (suddenly, he's a regular MacGyver, able to perform a tracheotomy with a juice box straw!). Star Trek has its Trekkies/-ers and Laurel and Hardy its fraternal organization, the Sons of the Desert. Jericho has its "Nuts," who, in heroic It Takes a Village spirit, mounted a monumental campaign to rescue the series after it had been cancelled. Fans posted a barrage of videos on You Tube and deluged the studio with peanuts (the significance is explained in the season finale). "What is it about this town that has you so addicted to it?" someone asks Emily at one point. Just watch a couple of episodes, and you'll also be hooked. This First Season set should rally Jericho's army and inspire new recruits. --Donald Liebenson
The second season of the cult favorite Jericho shows in gritty, emotional detail why fans adore this show. It's intelligently written, and manages to make its out-there concept not only believable, but mesmerizing. Part post-apocalyptic sci-fi, part Western, part conspiracy thriller, and part juicy human drama, Jericho in its second season explores how the citizens of wee Jericho, Kansas, are coping six months after a nuclear bomb destroyed most of the town--and the fabric of the country. The layers of character and plot development, rare on network TV, continue to surprise and develop. Our hero, Jake (Skeet Ulrich), is helping put the pieces of his town and life back together, while hostile forces from neighboring towns plan attacks. And the mysterious Robert Hawkins (Lennie James) is hiding in town with a literal smoking gun--a nuclear warhead that may prove the attacks were carried out not by Iran and North Korea, but by internal forces. Hawkins is on the run, and Jake is in on his secret. Amid all this chaos arrives Major Beck (the charismatic Esai Morales), who's been sent by the acting Western government to instill order in Jericho. "The nightmare is over," he intones to the shaken townsfolk. "Order will be restored."
The nightmare is far from over, however, which accounts for Jericho's intense drama and creative storytelling. The viewer is never totally sure whom to believe, keeping the viewer just off kilter just enough to want to watch another episode, and then another. Extras on the boxed set include terrific audio commentaries on virtually every episode, which lend even greater appreciation to the set designers and cinematographers. There's a featurette, "Rebuilding Jericho," giving fans insight to the conception of a post-apocalyptic America, and deleted scenes, and perhaps most interesting to devoted fans, an alternate unaired ending to the season finale--worth watching just to see where the creators imaginations can take them. --A.T. Hurley
I liked the series very much. I became involved watching episode 1 and 2 reruns. Then it didn't return. So I ordered this and watched at my leisure.Published 3 days ago by Dman
I loved the series and I am sorry they didn't continue it until the end. I love that it was fast paced and exciting, but the thing that I really enjoyed most about it was the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Any Woman
What if? What if your town was one of the few towns to survive a nuclear attack on this country? This is the premiss of Jericho. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ralph J. Fitcher
Other than the second season being way too abbreviated, "Jericho" was a great dramatic series that kept you wondering who were the bad guys until the end.Published 2 months ago by R. A. Pennington
One of my favorite shows ever! TV Execs have no brains for this kind of thing. Cancelled too early. Made the seasons be rushed. But still love themPublished 2 months ago by Alisa Brandt
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|What are the extras on the complete series?||
Yes. The complete series has the extras from the individual season sets. You get an extras disk with: Tick, Tick, Boom (kinda a video promo), Behind the scenes "Thank You" from the cast and crew, Table read with the cast, Napalm and train crash behind the scenes, 100 reasons to watch... Read More
Aug 21, 2011 by N. West | See all 6 posts
|So does this mean the series is done 100%?||
We don't know yet. The producers are still having meetings and trying to find a new home for Jericho. Don't give up yet! If you'd like to see how you can help, or just want to have some fun with fellow fans, check out cbs.com/jericho and/or jerichorallypoint.com. Hope to see you there!
May 19, 2008 by AKansan | See all 3 posts
|Once again, the studios screw the fans||
But they lowered season 1's by $10 now too.
You can watch those special features on the bonus disc right now on youtube or cbs.com.
May 19, 2008 by My2centsworth | See all 5 posts
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