Monday, September 22, 2008

Jericho. Possibly the greatest tv show. Ever.

I first discovered Jericho back in 2006 when it was in it's first season.  I fell in love instantly.  What a great concept!  What does a small do when a nuclear blast is seen over over Denver?  Craziness for one thing.  It also shows what can happen to any town in the event of a country thrown into instant chaos.

This show is simply great.  At first it was hard to get through the first couple of episodes because I was irritated with Jake and his old sqeezes acting.  But the story kept me in there.  After the 5th episode I was sucked into it completely.  I consider myself a lifelong fan even though the series was cancelled after the first season.

But that didn't stop the real fans.  They set out a campain to get the show back.  They flooded CBS with nuts.  Over 20 nuts to be exact.  CBS caved and ordered 7 more episodes to conclude the show and every episode was worth it.

It's very sad that major tv corporations don't understand (or seem to care about) their fanbase.  This same thing happend with my other favorite show of all time, Firefly.  Firefly was abandoned by Big TV but the fans are some of the most feirce and dedicated.  Every time I see Firefly in a poll on the internet it always ranks very well.  Here's a couple examples.



I encourage anyone who's not seen Jericho to go to your nearest dvd rental palace and get both seasons.  Then cancel everything else for a weekend and allow yourself to be sucked into the greatest short-lived series of all time.  You won't be disappointed! 

Update:  Just found the whole series on Hulu.com

2 comments:

ratkeeper said...

The fight to save Jericho is not over!

The fans have already put ads in The Hollywood Reporter and Variety, a billboard in Los Angeles, and have aired TV ads in the Los Angeles area. They've also brought attention to the inadequacy of the Nielsen rating system and have had various charitable activities.

CBS Paramount is in talks with other parties to continue Jericho and they want to hear from the Jericho fans.

Please write to: Ms. Nancy Tellem, President, CBS Paramount Network Television Entertainment Group, 4024 Radford Avenue, Studio City, CA 91604-2190.

For more information on how to help Save Jericho go to:

http://www.jericho-kansas.com/Community/Forums/tabid/74/forumid/27/postid/2148/view/topic/Default.aspx

khushi said...

Hey Guys...This show is simply great. At first it was hard to get through the first couple of Jericho episodes because I was irritated with Jake and his old sqeezes acting.I fell in love instantly. What a great concept! woooww i enjoy it great show..thanks a lot for sharing...