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post #211 of 3245
(From Marc Berman's Thursday, September 28, 2006, Programming Insider column at Mediaweek.com )

But the big shock in the (8 p.m.) hour (at least from my perspective) was another solid second-place finish for CBS' Jericho, with a 7.3/12 in the overnights, 11.38 million viewers and a 3.6/11 among adults 18-49. Comparably, that was an improvement over former occupants sitcoms Still Standing and Yes, Dear on the year-ago evening (Overnights: 5.7/ 9; Viewers: 8.66 million; A18-49: 2.8/ 8 on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005) of a hefty 28 percent in the overnights, 2.72 million viewers and 29 percent among adults 18-49. Although most new series drop in the vicinity of 15 percent in week two, Jericho actually built by 6 percent among adults 18-49 from one week earlier. Who knew!..."

http://www.mediaweek.com/mw/newslett...ider/index.jsp
post #212 of 3245
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

Based on your comments after the first episode, I would have thought you would have been "done" with it back then. Are you going to be even more done with it after next week's episode? If so, be sure to post here and tell us!

I caught that too, very funny.
post #213 of 3245
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Originally Posted by Jolard View Post

I really want to like this show.. Really.

It has a great premise, and lots of potential.

But the cliches and the overly dramatic moments are killing me. Plus I am one who has to have at least a little help with my suspension of disbelief. I mean come on, Skeet arrives just in time to shoot the bad guy, ok that is cliche. But the loud background music was only heard by us, not by the characters, so you don't think they would have heard him barrelling up in his truck? Give me a break!!!

Ok, and the girl? The two Prisoner Cops keep asking her if she is ok, and she keeps quickly catching herself from looking worried and puts on a happy face like nothing is wrong..... HELLO!! Am I the only one who remembers that she just possibly lost her boyfriend and she just found out that nuclear explosions went off all over the country!!! I think she can look worried and concerned and not have the "Cops" be suspicious.

There were some redeaming parts, I loved the scene with the push pins, as others have mentioned, and that scene alone will have me back at least one more week. But I am not sure if it will last on my timers for much longer than that.

I agree. The show is fine, I like it, but damn, come on writers, if people witnessed nuclear explosions, were cut off, and in all likelyhood are existing in a post-nuclear war environment, they wouldn't be shooting pool, smiling, goofing off, and acting like its just another sleepy day in Jericho. I just wanna shake the actors and say; "WE GOT ****ING NUKED, JESUS CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS".

And the prisoners and cops thing? Lame. Out of place, unnecessary, trivial, not essential, need I go on? Focus on the disaster, the effects, not crap like this.
post #214 of 3245
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Originally Posted by jblank74 View Post

I agree. The show is fine, I like it, but damn, come on writers, if people witnessed nuclear explosions, were cut off, and in all likelyhood are existing in a post-nuclear war environment, they wouldn't be shooting pool, smiling, goofing off, and acting like its just another sleepy day in Jericho. I just wanna shake the actors and say; "WE GOT ****ING NUKED, JESUS CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS".

AGREED!!!
That's bothering me more than anything else about this show so far....
It's potentially the end of the world as they know it, and those bar scene
characters are old enough to know about the horrors of nuclear radiation
and WWIII scenarios. These people should be seriously freaked.....
walking around in a dazed state-of-shock, IMO.
post #215 of 3245
I really want to like this show, but too many 'details', like the reaction of the guys in the bar, are just killing this show for me. I'll give it one to two more episodes. I'm suprised half the town didn't just wig out and start heading for the hills or where ever once the mushroom cloud appeared on the horizon. For much of a town like this (I'm guessing that a town like Jericho would have an older than normal population) this is THE NIGHTMARE secnario of their time, a bunch of nukes raining down on the country. Sure it probably (although who knows) it isn't the 'reds' dropping the bombs, but still. There would be total panic among a large chuck of the town.
post #216 of 3245
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Originally Posted by posg View Post

The reliance on cliche elements like escaped convicts, children in distress, incompetant cops, family squabbles, old high school romances, and the like,

Hmmm...sounds a lot like Lost when you put it that way:

Escaped Convicts: Kate
Children In Distress: Walt, Claire's baby
Incompetant cops: Ana Lucia and the Marshall
Family Squabbles: Jack/Jack's Dad...Ana Lucia/Mom...Kate/Dad
Old High School Romances: I'll let you off the hook on this one for now.
post #217 of 3245
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Originally Posted by Petteri View Post

...I think the point there...was to show that basically the whole country was wiped out.

I kind of thought the point there was to make us wonder...why does this "ex-cop" have a situation room in his basement, already prepared with a map of the US (not the world) and a box of red push-pins.

It's clear to me that A) he knew what was coming and B) he came to Jericho because he knew it would be safe(r) there.
post #218 of 3245
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Originally Posted by mds54 View Post

AGREED!!!

It's potentially the end of the world as they know it,

...and they feel fine.
post #219 of 3245
Always liked that song.......
post #220 of 3245
I just want to report that I didn't watch it....seriously

but enjoy watching more and more people turn towards the "i hate this show, the writers are stupid"-side
post #221 of 3245
Bah, It might be a little cliche' but it's fun and I like the show!
post #222 of 3245
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Originally Posted by torque91 View Post

How is he a bad guy? He simply withheld the information he had to keep the town from going into a panic.

OK fine, fair enough. How about the shady guy with questionable moral character then?
post #223 of 3245
I'm just happy to see that even in the event of a nuclear catastrophe, there will still be bars around where you can play a few rounds of pool and get a cold beer.
post #224 of 3245
Withholding info from the others is the same tactic used by the Losties. Frustrating as hell, but you keep tuning in. The biggest benefit is it lets the viewer know that there are answers to be had - it's just a matter of when we will get them.
post #225 of 3245
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Originally Posted by Sabash View Post

Hmmm...sounds a lot like Lost when you put it that way:

Like Lost combined with Prison Break. We've sorta seen all this before and it's still an interesting watch. But if they string along all the answers till season's end, I'll scream. I'm actually now more enthused about Heroes than Jericho.
post #226 of 3245
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Originally Posted by VideoJames View Post

I'm just happy to see that even in the event of a nuclear catastrophe, there will still be bars around where you can play a few rounds of pool and get a cold beer.

They even had the plasma TV on. Don't they know those things are energy hogs?
post #227 of 3245
I agree with Rezzy, stop stringing us along and give us some answers. Hope all the BestBuys survived the blast..
post #228 of 3245
Did anyone else only get a stereo/dolby pro logic signal instead of DD 5.1?

It said 5.1 sound on the screen at the beginning, but I suppose Cox Cable in Tulsa, OK didn't broadcast the sound properly?

Great second episode though, even better than the first, IMO.
post #229 of 3245
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Originally Posted by VideoJames View Post

I'm just happy to see that even in the event of a nuclear catastrophe, there will still be bars around where you can play a few rounds of pool and get a cold beer.


and cheat on their wives, apparently.

the one thing that was bugging me was when those cop dudes kept asking the blonde girl if anything was wrong. they asked her no fewer than 3 times if she was ok

IS SHE OK?!?!?!!?

how about a nuclear war? i thought that was pretty ridiculous. that woman could have been utterly hysterical, eating handfulls of dirt and smacking herself in the face and it would have been acceptable under the circumstances...
post #230 of 3245
I guess my reaction isn't that different. I might watch an episode or two more but it'll need to get better if I'm going to stick around after that. "Heroes" is the best of the new shows this fall I've seen, I'm not too into "Kidnapped" either.
post #231 of 3245
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IS SHE OK?!?!?!!?

how about a nuclear war? i thought that was pretty ridiculous. that woman could have been utterly hysterical, eating handfulls of dirt and smacking herself in the face and it would have been acceptable under the circumstances...


LOL!! Yes! Thank you! I was actually yelling at the TV every time she "corrected" herself in response to their questioning. Yes dear, whatever you do, don't let them see you upset! Don't mind those dead birds and the looming cloud of ionized radiation....

By the way, what kind of local cop needs to ask where the nearest gas station is?
post #232 of 3245
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Originally Posted by zman818 View Post

...
By the way, what kind of local cop needs to ask where the nearest gas station is?

Well, um, it is Kansas you know ....
post #233 of 3245
Does anyone know what happened to the cops in the trunk of the police car? Were they left there?
post #234 of 3245
They were sheriffs and I assume a sheriff oversees an entire county not one town so its possbile that not every citizen in a town would know every county sherrif.
post #235 of 3245
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Originally Posted by dohcmark8 View Post

Does anyone know what happened to the cops in the trunk of the police car? Were they left there?

They were in the background of the cellar during the rainstorm, so it seems they'll be back next week. Of course, their uniforms and guns were on the dead guys, who were most likely left in the radioactive rain. So the two cops may be in street clothes next week
post #236 of 3245
i'm wondering what happened to the deaf girl. did she make it into the basement? i don't recall anyone telling her what to do or what was happening, and at the end she was nowhere to be seen...
post #237 of 3245
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Originally Posted by AcuraCL View Post

Well, um, it is Kansas you know ....

Doesn't mean there's 100 miles between gas stations, particularly on something that's supposedly on I-70
post #238 of 3245
In my opinion, this would have made a good mini series. Just like "The 1400" on USA and "Kidnapped". I think there is a new series about a bank robbery as well. I just don't see how these shows can last over one season. I watched "Jericho" since the premeire, but I just can't see myself tuning in every week...it's like a cliffhanger every episode! Just my .02, of course
post #239 of 3245
It certainly plays like a "B" grade TV movie or mini series.

We'll all be fine in our basements for a few hours. After the storm, we just plow off 18 inches of soil and start planting new crops
post #240 of 3245
I like the show. It's slow to give suspense and to make you think.

Now coming a big city to a city - if you can call it that - with a population of 15K (Meadville, PA), I have discovered that they think different because life is simplier - to some point. Had a nuclear bomb hit, I would not doubt that these people would react the same way the show portrayed. Panic first and then denial - "I am still alive so what's the worry about?" That's a country boy attitude around here and why I could relate to some in Jericho playing pool at a bar.


... Living in a smaller populated 'city' can really make one really mad if you know what I mean.
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