Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Loving... Jericho

Still on holidays here - and what better time to discover Jericho. This series got past me completely when it was on TV but I've loved every second of it on DVD!

If, like me, you're a newbie it's set in a small, farming town in America. It's a normal day for the people who live there - until they see a mushroom cloud on the horizon. What caused the explosion? Is it local, national - or global? And how does the community get on with life when no one can contact the world beyond their town?

Jericho is about the struggle to survive when the world as you know it has changed, maybe forever. It strikes the right balance between relationships / warmth / humour and the real problems of survival - lack of resources and the inevitable violence that comes from this. If you like books like Stephen King's The Stand you'll probably like Jericho.

So, if you enjoy experiencing the end of the world vicariously - from the comfort of your own sofa, with popcorn - then this is the show for you!


Kristen said...

I loved Jericho when it was on! Especially season one. Such a good cast! It's too bad it didn't have a longer run.

ellie said...

I loved the series too. And since it happens not all that far from where I'm from, it made me think how our world would certainly change if something happened like that. Of course, in reality, we have had a massive flooding and a nuclear plant up stream from here on the Missouri..was in danger for a bit...but things are better now.

Betsy Grant said...

Sounds like the show has the potential to make you appreciate the state the world is actually in today. Gratitude is always good! I am a musician who blogs about creativity. Please visit me at I would love to hear from you.

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