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Jericho: Season 1
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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
- Some music has been changed for this home entertainment version.
- Some episodes may be edited from their original network versions.
- Building Jericho: A look at the shows creation including interviews with cast and crew, and cast audition tapes.
- What If?: A look at the evolution of the nuclear arms race since WWII. What if an attack were to occur now?
- Deleted Scenes
Top Customer Reviews
After watching the pilot, I wouldn't say I was hooked, but I was definitely engaged and was willing to see where the show went. It didn't take much longer before I was looking forward to watching Jericho each week. I became hooked on the characters, learning more about their backstories, and their present motivations. Who was Robert Hawkins, and how was he involved in the attacks? Why did Jake leave Jericho and where has he been all these years? Not to mention, who dropped the bomb and what was left of the nation?
Unfortunately, the Nielson ratings went their to support the show. And so CBS canceled the show. And then CBS was shocked to discover the massive protest that erupted. Fans sent over 20 tons of nuts to CBS in protest. Fans had also raised over $20,000 in charity to be sent to Greensburg, KS, a town wiped out by tornadoes.
Many viewers, like myself, watched through alternative means. We watched it later on our DVRs or online. And we weren't counted. When CBS actually looked that those numbers, CBS discovered that they had a solid show and renewed it. So, during the next season, CBS will air 7 new episodes to wrap up the show and if it does well, then more episodes will come.
For new viewers, I highly recommend this show. Watch it, see why so many fans fought so hard to bring it back. Don't be afraid to get hooked. Answers are given :)
The acting abilities of the entire cast is amazing and will draw you in! Not to mention the plot (there actually is one!) and the storyline that will hold you enthralled once you do watch. Start from the beginning and fall in love with Jericho!
In a very subtle way it can also teach us all a thing or two about our friends, neighbors and how to work and live together as actual communities now.
Jericho's strength, to me, is in the idea that what it depicts is entirely possible. I've heard people say it's too depressing a concept for them to want to watch to show but I find it a really fascinating look at the human psyche. What would happen to society as we know it if the bombs were dropped? What would happen to our leaders? How would we fare if isolated from the rest of the world, suffering from a shortage of food and a lack of electricity? Watching the show's characters struggle with these and similar problems never failed to suck me right into the story. Every time I watch it, I find myself wondering what I would do in their shoes.
And yet the show isn't entirely flawless. The subplot with Eric and April was written off in a fashion that suggests the writers had no idea what to do with that particular plot twist. Skylar and Dale need a good slapping--which is disappointing as their storyline initially appeared to be promising.
But what the show does right, it does right. Hawkins is an absolutely fascinating character and I was on the edge of my seat watching as his story played out over the course of the season. The writers did a fantastic job of keeping the viewer guessing about him, of making him both sinister and yet sympathetic.Read more ›
You get jarred from the first episode when you realize that the city of Denver has just gone up in a mushroom cloud. You will also be amazed at how you get wrapped up in the lives of the characters. They are, in many ways, so real. Here you have a small town, with its core of midwest hard work, family and character, and those who are more modernized, free wheeling and 'alive.'
The great thing about this show is how the two perspectives come together in a time of crisis. At the center of the story is the Green family. Dad is the Mayor with a challenge on his hands with Grey wanting to be Mayor. Grey is a little self consumed. Really the show is about values in a time of crisis. Can people stuck in a almost untenable situation, come together to help each other as the world they live in has been changed for the worst forever?
There are so many great characters in this show. You even have appearances from DB Sweeney of the dreaded mercenary army that has been ravaging the countryside. You are led to ask, who was behind the attack, how many cities have been destroyed, where are things headed? Then there is Hawkins, is he a good guy or a bad guy? You are left wondering this even as he becomes more and more involved in the town he just moved to.
There is Jake, the 'bad guy,' of the town, an outcast, who is always slighted, but he has more to offer each time. Then there are the love relationships. What is the right thing to do in a time of crisis?Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Arrived in perfect shape. Interesting series that lasted too short a time.Published 1 month ago by LBJ
This show REALLY should have lasted a bit longer. It's an EPIC show that didn't get the attention it deserved.Published 2 months ago by Ghost1227
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