Jericho 2 Seasons 2006

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Season 1
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1. The First 17 Hours AGES_15_AND_OVER

After a nuclear disaster caused by several terrorist attacks wipes out most of North America, residents of a small Kansas town have to come to terms with a very different reality.

Starring:
Shoshannah Stern, Erik Knudsen
Runtime:
40 minutes

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The First 17 Hours

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Season 1

Product Details

Genres Fantasy, Drama, Thriller, Science Fiction, Action & Adventure
Director Jon Turtletaub
Starring Shoshannah Stern, Erik Knudsen
Supporting actors Ashley Scott, Kenneth Mitchell, Pamela Reed, Michael Gaston, Sprague Grayden, Skeet Ulrich, Gerald McRaney, Alicia Coppola, Lennie James, Brad Beyer
Season year 2007
Network CBS Studios International
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars

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35 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Captain Awesome TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 9 Jun 2007
Format: DVD
This show was aired for one 'season' on CBS, across the pond. However, CBS pulled it, citing poor ratings.

The fans stepped-in, creating a media storm. An online petition gathered over 107,000 signatures, newspapers featured articles and 20 tons, yes tons of peanuts were sent to CBS' offices.

Within a few weeks this show was un-cancelled, something incredibly-rare in America.

As of now, CBS has purchased 7 episodes, to be broadcast sometime next year. More are promised if ratings improve. You bet your a** they will, CBS.

Now, to the plot. Jericho is a small rural Kansas town. Jerico is left paralysed after a series of nuclear attacks on the main US cities. Soon after an EMP attack knocks-out communications.

This might not sound like much of a basis for a show, but it works. It grips you right from episode 1 and doesn't let up.

I've already pre-ordered this. I urge you all to do the same.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. M. J. Atkinson on 5 May 2013
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This show has, for me, the feel of a made-for-tv movie. Obviously, the show was made for tv, but unlike other shows such as Breaking Bad and Six Feet Under, this has an air of cheapness and one-dimensionality that I just couldn't get past. Let me put it this way...I've almost come to the end of the second disc, and I don't know any of the characters' names...THAT'S how unengaging they are. I was expecting at least some excitement. For example, when I had watched the first five minutes of the first episode of Breaking Bad, I KNEW it was going to be an amazing show. This? I wouldn't bother. Won't be wasting my time and energy watching another minute.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. M. York VINE VOICE on 8 Mar 2009
Format: DVD
This is a fantastic piece of television and looks with real honesty at what would happen to a western country if it were subject to a sweeping nuclear attack. That is to say, there would be barely contained chaos held in check by the efforts of good people, which is exactly what Jericho is about.

The story is well written with characters that you really come to care about. That the producers decided to cancel it after only one season is a clear demonstration that television producers now are only interested in maintaining established (and stagnant) shows rather than investing in new material.
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We all know that American TV can be just awful sometimes, but we also know that it can be the best in the world. There's the fantastic '24', 'NCIS', the re-make of 'Battlestar Galactica', etc, all brilliant and compulsive watching, now we have to add another title to the list 'Jericho'. This is a drama that many would have missed, it only lasted a season and a half, the plug was pulled by - yes you've guessed it- those TV executives who did'nt like the low viewer ratings it was getting, but it is a superb piece of TV. It tells the story of a small town in middle America and what happens to it and it's population when atomic bombs suddenly explode on major American cities without warning one dark and dramatic day. Is it terrorists? Is America suddenly at war with another country? Has something gone tragically wrong? With no communication to the outside world Jericho starts to break down, as do it's townsfolk, as everyone tries to survive. All the main characters have secrets, some more closer to what has happened than others know, but all will do anything to survive. It's very gripping stuff, and the acting from all the main characters is superb, there are twists and turns aplenty, and it is an emotional rollercoaster all the way. I found myself watching a few episodes at a time, simply because I wanted to know what happened next!! Trust me if you purchase this you won't be disappointed, except for the fact that the series was cut short.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By M. Rutter on 22 Feb 2008
Format: DVD
This is a series which just grows on you, once you start watching the DVD's you just want to carry on until the end.

Set in the USA if focuses on the lives of people in a small Kansas town called Jericho after a nuclear strike. The series grips you because it deals with the people issues of nuclear war - how it changes normal lives and how the new uncertain future means all the rules have changes. I like the fact that although it deals with the terrible effects of a nuclear strike, it is not all blood, guts and radiation sickness. It has something for everyone, tense nail biting scenes, humour, emotion.

I for one am thrilled the fans won and a second series is on the way.....there had better be a third too!
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By Bill Kelly VINE VOICE on 17 April 2009
Format: DVD
While this series has many faults, including some drawn out love triangles, it works extremely well in several areas. The acting, despite what one reviewer has said, is first class, particularly Lennie James (whom I last saw in the wonderful Granada series "Cold Feet - The Complete Collection of ColdFeet [DVD]") as the enigmatic Hawkins and Alicia Coppolla as the stranded urbanite. She develops this character so well. Secondly, the arc of the story is very well executed and the trickling in of news and contacts from outside the town is perfectly pitched to raise the tension with each episode. Thirdly, it does tackle some serious issues and makes you think - particularly the growing relationship between the political process and basic survival.

Overall, a wonderful gem of a series. Yes, it could've worked better with the HBO treatment perhaps, but given the confines of a network TV show very, very enjoyable. It beats the pants of the3 the overrated "Lost" any day!
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