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Jericho - The First Season
Jericho - The First Season
Actors: Skeet Ulrich, Sprague Grayden, Asley Scott, Gerald McRaney, Pamela Reed
Genres: Drama, Television
NR     2007     16hr 4min

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 the...  more »

     

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Actors: Skeet Ulrich, Sprague Grayden, Asley Scott, Gerald McRaney, Pamela Reed
Genres: Drama, Television
Sub-Genres: Drama, Television
Studio: Paramount
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 10/02/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 16hr 4min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 6
SwapaDVD Credits: 6
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English, Spanish
Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese

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Member Movie Reviews

Anita J. (Anita09) from MOUNT VERNON, WA
Reviewed on 4/26/2011...
This show is non-stop action whether it be an emergency situation or interpersonal drama. The attention to detail on the disaster scenes made them realistic and I have made a few changes in my own disaster preparations because of their accuracy. An extremely well done show. If our country should ever suffer a nuclear attack (God forbid!), this show and how the townspeople of Jericho band together could provide a syllabus for how to survive and put the country back together. I can't wait to get season 2! Come on somebody--check out my listed DVD's and order so I can get it soon!!!
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Marie P. (Diversquest) from CARSON CITY, NV
Reviewed on 11/7/2010...
This was a well written series, they picked great actors in which to play the characters. It's a shame that CBS was too scared to continue it due to government pressure.
If I owned a studio, this series would be continuing.

Movie Reviews

Though provoking and Meaningful
E. Davido | Washington State, United States | 07/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"One of the few shows in many years that I have actually raced home each and every week to make sure I never missed a single episode!!

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."
GREAT SHOW
Julia Benson | Philadelphia, PA | 07/04/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a great show with an amazing story line and a fabulous cast. I never missed an episode and couldn't wait for the next one."
Chocolate in TV form
Bookphile | USA | 08/02/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I simply love this show and was heartbroken when it was canceled. Imagine my delight, then, when I read about all the fans sending nuts and e-mails to CBS in such volume that the show was revived. Thank goodness there are motivated people out there who work to save us all from mindless and mind-numbing reality shows.

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. I loved every minute that he was on the screen and I don't think I found any other moment of the series more chilling than the one in which his past catches up with him and closes in on his family.

I also adore Jake as a character. He's a clear leader and does so many wonderful things for the town and yet it is clear that people are not always as good as they make themselves look. The writers gave the viewers some crumbs to help us understand just what it is that makes Jake not such a nice guy but there's still plenty of his past left to be revealed and I, for one, am eagerly anticipating it.

It makes me happy beyond expression that there are television shows like this, shows with strong characters and complicated and intricate storylines. Some people don't want the commitment such a show requires but the payoff is immensely satisfying. Each week the attentive viewer is rewarded by yet another enthralling plot twist, by the unexpected actions of the a character they think they know so well. This is truly wonderful viewing."