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Ltlabner
09-25-2007, 11:17 AM
Any fans waiting for the return of Jericho?

Mrs. Ltlabner and I caught onto the show late in the season and actually saw most of the shows online.

I thought it was a well done, compelling show with interesting characiters. It was filed with tight, fast-pased segments almost like a soap-opera.

I guess it didn't have many viewers, but those who watched were pretty die-hard.

Anyway, I'm ready for the season premier and will be interested to see how some of the story lines unfold. I think they killed off Johnston at the end of last season thinking the show was over and wasn't comming back. I wonder if he'll show up in a lot of flashbacks.

And this much is sure: Hawkins is a total badass.

Joseph
09-25-2007, 11:23 AM
I'm actually a big fan too. I didn't send any nuts to CBS, but I was sad when I heard it was canceled. Glad they are bringing it back, and hopefully it'll be for more than just 8 weeks.

Unassisted
09-25-2007, 11:30 AM
I like the show, too, but was disappointed by the hokiness of the season finale. After seeing that, I would have been OK with it not returning.

I was amazed that the Nuts campaign had any effect. Networks usually don't pay attention to things like that when a show underperforms in the ratings.

One of the big gripes I've read on another board is that the show spends too much time on relationships between the characters and not enough on the challenges of life in a disconnected society that lacks running water and electricity.

Joseph
09-25-2007, 11:44 AM
I think thats the purpose of the show, how people react to one another in difficult times. Yes I love the premise of the nuclear attacks and survival, but at its core its a show about human nature. The relationship of the prodigal son returning home and his father and brother. How the woman he left behind now feels. The way the townspeople have problems with one another and some have been cast off as petty and unimportant in this time of chaos, while other problems are only exacerbated by the situation.

The shows about the relationships, not the bombs.

Ltlabner
09-25-2007, 12:07 PM
The shows about the relationships, not the bombs.

Agree 100%.

Hawkins' transformation from cold-outsider to adopting Jericho as his home. He even puts his carear on the line (such as it was) to help defend the town.

Jake (Ulrich) journey home and reunion with his father. Erics dealing with the wife he left, and subsequenlty her death.

Constantino's obvious manuvers to make Jericho the fall-guy to justify attacking them. The relationship between Constantino and Jericho's mayor. The mayor's transformation from overwhelmed wimp to a dealing with the reality of the situation.

There's a bunch more sub-plots going on, but that's some of the more interesting ones to me. The bombs and fighting are mearly a vechile for the charicters and development.

justincredible
09-25-2007, 06:51 PM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070923/capt.66fe68a830654d8d8cc6041966991ef2.dolphins_jet s_football_njsw108.jpg

I'm a big fan of Jerricho.

Oh wait...:(

TheOnlyRedsFan
09-25-2007, 06:58 PM
http://www.wwe.com/content/media/images/377012/455028

ima huge fan of Jericho...who is also returning....which is what i thought this topic was about
>_>

jimbo
09-26-2007, 01:40 PM
I'm a really big fan of Jericho. I was not one of the fans who were sending nuts, but I followed the campage pretty closely and did send a few letters. Hopefully, the show returns with better ratings. CBS pretty much admitted they mismanaged the show by taking a such a long break in the middle of the season and then putting the show right up against American Idol.

For anyone who missed it last season, you can still watch the entire 1st season by visiting http://www.cbs.com/primetime/jericho/

Chip R
09-27-2007, 11:12 AM
http://www.wwe.com/content/media/images/377012/455028

ima huge fan of Jericho...who is also returning....which is what i thought this topic was about
>_>

:lol: You beat me to it.

Unassisted
02-23-2008, 04:32 PM
So how's everyone liking the new season of Jericho? I'm not sold on the changes that have been made. If I'd known it was going to be retooled so much, I think I would have not been in favor of bringing it back.

TeamBoone
02-23-2008, 08:33 PM
Retooled? What do you mean?

Unassisted
02-24-2008, 01:04 AM
Retooled? What do you mean?The permanent cast has been trimmed down to 7. The drama is now centered on political intrigue with the national government rather than relations between the locals. Electricity and running water have been restored, which took most of the challenge out of daily life.

I'd call that a significant retooling.

SteelSD
02-24-2008, 01:24 AM
The permanent cast has been trimmed down to 7. The drama is now centered on political intrigue with the national government rather than relations between the locals. Electricity and running water have been restored, which took most of the challenge out of daily life.

I'd call that a significant retooling.

I agree that we've seen a significant retooling, but consindering that the show has been re-upped for only a finite number of episodes, I expected the kind of quick evolution we're seeing. Had the show been guaranteed four to five seasons, I'd expect the kind of slower progression we'd both appreciate. But without that guarantee, I'd suggest that the current season began much closer to the series' finishing point as seen from the writers' and producers' perspective.

I'd definitely like to see the kind of evolution from this series that you would, but when a series is cancelled and then only gets re-upped due to nothing but maniacal fan support (and I was one of the folks who sent nuts), the creative staff will plan for closure first and extention second.

macro
02-24-2008, 10:30 AM
We completely missed the first season, but have been watching it on the Sci Fi channel since they started at the beginning three or four weeks ago, and have been watching the current season on CBS at the same time. We're getting hooked.

OUReds
02-24-2008, 05:20 PM
The current commitment is for 8 shows. There are two endings, one if the show is cancelled after the 8th show, another if it is picked up for a full season.

I'm a fan, so I hope it's the latter, but given the ratings on the first two episodes, I fear we'll only get these 8 shows.

FlightRick
02-24-2008, 10:22 PM
I believe it was 7 episodes.

And the ratings are a huge disappointment. Me? I tend to believe that this is what CBS gets for their scheduling ineptitude (Big Brother in the 9pm slot is doing even crappier ratings than Jericho at 10pm, and the two aren't even close to compatible shows on top of that). But as a fan, I've talked to others who blame the "re-tooling" mentioned above as the reason why there are fewer fans, claiming the new tone is alienating old viewers.

I'm not denying the "re-tooling" is real; it is. But to me, it's the furthest thing from a Bad Thing. Six or seven weeks into the first season, the show had a choice to devolve into trite, small town soap opera nonsense, or get a little edgier. They chose to get edgier, and I likey. The first two shows of the new season are just the combination of that evolution *and* the fact that they are concentrating probably 13 weeks of ideas into 7.

I think the test on this issue is simple. Ask yourself, "After the first season, who was the coolest, most interesting character?".... if you say "Hawkins," then you love the "re-tooling." If you said anybody else? Eh, maybe not so much.

We may be in for only five more weeks of it, but while it lasts, I say bring me the layers and the conspiracy and the stuff-I-have-to-think-about-to-figure-out. Lord knows that Farmboy and IRS Lady supply more than enough of the old Small Town Charm to keep the show honest to its roots, so let's keep the creepy new American Flag and revisionist history textbooks and whatnot coming....


Rick

jimbo
03-22-2008, 12:30 AM
Well, not good news for us Jericho fans. It looks like that CBS has decided to cancel the series, again. There are some rumors of finding another network to pick it up as the conclusion episode does leave some holes, but not sounding very likely.

The series finale will be pretty action-packed according to insiders, so at least it will go out with a bang. Just sucks as a fan because we continually see good quality programming go down every year in favor of some of the mindless drivel we see every night on today's networks.

http://www.showbuzz.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/03/21/tv/main3958376.shtml

macro
03-22-2008, 11:16 AM
I absolutely love this show, but have never liked following shows that continue from one week to the next. I don't like the obligation of having to watch every episode to keep up. So, even though I love this one, I don't want it to go on for years and years.

On the other hand, I don't like that I have invested this much time in it and now may not get to have closure, and that stinks. They may say that they do enough in the last episode to wrap it up, but I don't think they can do that in one more hour.

My preference would have been for it to end after this season, but give it enough episodes to fully tell the complete story.

SciFi has just finished carrying the complete first season. Maybe they could be the network to show a third season as new episodes?

Unassisted
03-22-2008, 11:54 AM
On the other hand, I don't like that I have invested this much time in it and now may not get to have closure, and that stinks. They may say that they do enough in the last episode to wrap it up, but I don't think they can do that in one more hour.

My preference would have been for it to end after this season, but give it enough episodes to fully tell the complete story.
I suspect that the finale will bring enough closure to be satisfying. Surely the producers had an inkling after the first cancellation that this could be the last season.


SciFi has just finished carrying the complete first season. Maybe they could be the network to show a third season as new episodes?
The problem with that notion is the same issue that the show Journeyman has... networks almost never release the rights to shows they've cancelled anymore. Programming a network is an ego-driven business and programming executives realize they would look like fools if they release a show to a competitor that turns out to be a hit.

The last show that a network released the rights it had purchased to a competitor was a peculiar little procedural crime drama with dim lighting. You may have heard of it... CSI. That decision didn't turn out so well for ABC. ;)

dman
03-22-2008, 12:01 PM
I think Jericho would have been better served as a 3-5 part mini-series.

jimbo
03-22-2008, 12:42 PM
I suspect that the finale will bring enough closure to be satisfying. Surely the producers had an inkling after the first cancellation that this could be the last season.

They actually filmed two different season finales, one a series conclusion and the other a cliffhanger that leads into season 3. Rumors have it that although the episode that they are showing Tuesday concludes the series, it does leave open enough holes that a new season could be written from it.



The problem with that notion is the same issue that the show Journeyman has... networks almost never release the rights to shows they've cancelled anymore. Programming a network is an ego-driven business and programming executives realize they would look like fools if they release a show to a competitor that turns out to be a hit.


I've been following this for a while now and the creator of the series has stated that CBS is allowing them to shop the series around to another network. The problem with it is that most of the smaller networks, like Sci-Fi and USA, cannot take on the cost of such a series as Jericho. It has already been rumored that Sci-Fi has turned it down and that they are discussing coming up with a similar series of their own.