Jericho - CBS

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  1. MACDRIVE macrumors 68000

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    Has anyone watched this show yet? I saw the second episode tonight. It makes me wonder how people in the US would react to a Thermal Nuclear Detonation in every major city at the same time? I also wonder if such an event did take place, would there still be law and order in the country or would there be wide spread anarchy? :)
     
  2. clayj macrumors 604

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    I've watched both episodes. Seems fairly interesting so far, especially if they just keep going down the The Day After/Testament path and avoid the "mysterioso" stuff that Lost thrives on. They're cut off, no communications (except for the radio, and Hawkins evidently doesn't want to freak everyone out with the news that a LOT of cities have been nuked), soon-to-be-in-need-of-supplies, etc.

    But why did you smile at the notion of widespread anarchy?
     
  3. MACDRIVE thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Is widespread one word? Shucks, I need to work on that. ;)
     
  4. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Watching the last 15 minutes of the second episode now - what cities got nuked? At the end of the first all I knew about were Denver and Atlanta?
     
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    Hawkins stuck red pins in the following cities (in order) on a big map of the US he has in his basement: Denver, Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Diego... and then the last shot was of him reaching for red pin after red pin after red pin... the obvious implication being that there were many more cities that were hit.

    He was NOT shown sticking red pins in New York, Washington, LA, or SF... but that doesn't mean anything.
     
  6. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Dammit, why did they have to put this on a Thursday night? At 8:30pm? I'm at work...

    When Lost comes back it'll probably be on at the same time on Channel 7, if they'd only put Lost at 8:30pm on 7 and Jericho at 9:30pm on Ten and get rid of this crap that is "David Tench Tonight" I'd be happy. Home in time to catch the last 15 minutes of Lost (really, the only period of the show you need to watch) and all of Jericho.
     
  7. Black&Tan macrumors 6502a

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    I watched the first two episodes so far...it seems interesting. Most of the critics are saying that they don't "care" about the people, that they're not very "nice." I don't know if I agree with that. Its too early in the series to proclaim this.

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    Hawkins seems very "contrived." This mysterious behavior is more annoying the intriguing. Like the network is trying too hard to create another "Lost." Why does he have a map in his basement, behind what seems to be a very heavy steel door. He knows more about the devastation outside of Jericho, why is he hiding this knowledge. And how come he knows so much about the aftereffects of a nuclear blast, and how to prepare.

    The mayor was found behind his desk...what happened. Hawkins was acting very suspicious.

    I don't buy the complete turnaround the stuck-up rich girl exhibited when Nate was trying to bring her supplies.

    -------END SPOILER----------------------

    I haven't decided if I will keep watching yet. There are too many demands on my time. The post nuclear world is a very interesting scenario, but if I don't get more details on what happened, I probably won't keep watching. I would hate to watch half the season and still have no idea what happened outside of Jericho.

    Also, I hate getting hooked on a show only to find the network decides to cancel it after the first season. I was one of the few to actually like "Threshold." And where did THAT get me???
     
  8. MultiM macrumors 6502

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    I agree, Hawkins knows more than he is telling and the show is doing a poor job of making him fit in. Overall I like Jericho, but I liked Threshold better. It grabbed me right at the beginning.

    It's a shame that interesting shows that build on themselves and have quality values get cancelled so quickly so the great mindless channel changer can get his 30 second hit of blood and gore. If as many people were murdered in really land as on TV, we wouldn't have population and resource issues. I could go on.............and on..........:eek:
     
  9. Black&Tan macrumors 6502a

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    I like the shows that have an idea or concept, and advance the story along instead of producing fluff episodes under the guise of character development. Jericho has a great idea for a story. But if they're going to tell me the story in bits and pieces and devote the rest of the episode to character development or human interest drama, they'll quickly lose me.

    Perfect example-Deep Space 9. They had a great story-the war between the Federation/Romulans and the Dominion/Cardassians. Instead, you'd get a few minutes each episode (if at all) devoted to the latest developments and we'd be treated to an episode of Sisko piloting a sailing celestial ship!
     
  10. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I hadn't seen a second episode but it didn't look as if the story was well-coordinated. Yes, they had the disaster and the suffering and the slow recovery but it all seemed paper thin. "Yes, my family died in the explosion but I'm just really tired and haven't had coffee for 4 hours and I want to go shopping."
     
  11. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Yep, I agree totally. Time to drop all the character-driven stuff for some damn good, fun-to-watch, plot-driven TV. Jericho could be awesome if it took the focus off the little characters and made it more "actiony." I want to see the nukes going off, I want to see huge, expansive shots of the clouds of fallout rolling in, tanks and the millitary moving in convoy, not half an hour of adolescent kids crying and carrying shopping bags.
     

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