• Network: CBS
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 20, 2006
Season #: 1, 2
Metascore
48

Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 30
  2. Negative: 9 out of 30

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Critic Reviews

  1. It's not only about a bomb. It is one.
  2. That's a lot of story potential, but most of it is squandered in trite and predictable ways.
  3. 30
    "Jericho" turns nuclear catastrophe into an excuse for a series of suspenseful "24"-like set pieces, and the result is a ham-fisted concoction overcrowded with incident and rigged thrills.
  4. 30
    It might sound callous to say that "Jericho" has managed to make nuclear war look boring, but there you have it.
  5. 30
    Downbeat and earnestly preachy about community and survival, this weird show is further hampered by glum Skeet Ulrich’s miscasting as the all-purpose prodigal hero.
  6. People Weekly
    Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    25
    Mostly it feels like an instructional film about disaster preparedness. [2 Oct 2006, p.45]
  7. A catastrophic nuclear crisis never looked as boring and convoluted as it does here.
  8. It had a weak pilot to begin with, but the second episode is even more of a tedious bore.
  9. 20
    “Jericho” lumbers; its townspeople spend all their time in the bar squabbling--they know one another so well that they haven’t got room to grow.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 293 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 22 out of 293
  1. Jul 9, 2012
    10
    It's my favorite TV-show! It's has everything you ever wanted. A post apocalyptic word, drama, action and the story behind the people's copingIt's my favorite TV-show! It's has everything you ever wanted. A post apocalyptic word, drama, action and the story behind the people's coping mechanism. Just awesome! Full Review »
  2. Nov 24, 2012
    8
    Jericho is one of the more interesting sci-fi series I've experienced. It's a cult classic among fans and I know the reasons why. TheJericho is one of the more interesting sci-fi series I've experienced. It's a cult classic among fans and I know the reasons why. The characters are something to relate to and the subject matter is thought-provoking. Too bad this series lasted two and a half series. I recommend the Devil's Due/IDW comic spinoff of any fan who wanted to continue the story. I hope to see more of the characters and the story when network execs decided to renew the series. Full Review »
  3. May 27, 2012
    10
    I just finished watching season 2 on Netflix and I must say that I am extremely disappointed that the show was canceled. This was easily oneI just finished watching season 2 on Netflix and I must say that I am extremely disappointed that the show was canceled. This was easily one of the best TV series I've viewed and could possibly be the best if it reached a better conclusion. Full Review »