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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 20, 2006
  • Season #: 1 , 2
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  • Starring: Ashley Scott, Brad Beyer, Gerald McRaney
  • Summary: In yet another "What the hell is going on?" serial, a small Kansas town is cut off from the outside world after a nuclear mushroom cloud appears on the horizon.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure, Suspense, Science Fiction
  • Creator: Stephen Chbosky, Jonathan E. Steinberg, Josh Schaer
  • Show Type: Ended
  • Season 1 premiere date: Sep 20, 2006
  • Episode Length: 60
  • Air Time: 10:00 PM
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 30
  2. Negative: 9 out of 30
  1. Jericho works when it sticks to the eerie surreality of a nuclear attack... The show, unfortunately, flops about in its first two episodes, leaning too heavily on the action-adventure stuff.
  2. A gripping, one-of-a-kind drama.
  3. Discerning viewers -- and anyone who's hooked on "Lost" -- will realize that "Jericho" is doling out hints to a very large mystery at a very slow pace, which is never a good combination.
  4. 50
    In Jericho, claustrophobia, paranoia and the threat of nuclear rain are merely an overlay meant to distract us from the mundane nature of everything else the town has to offer.
  5. 40
    It's an interesting approach, but despite well-drawn characters and the strong cast, there's a sense that the show is trapped in amber, a perfectly preserved relic from another age.
  6. It's not only about a bomb. It is one.
  7. It had a weak pilot to begin with, but the second episode is even more of a tedious bore.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 16 out of 164
  1. Jul 9, 2012
    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 coping mechanism. Just awesome! Expand
  2. TimB.
    Oct 26, 2007
    Jericho is the best family show on television. Jericho has a great storyline that is brought to us by a terrific cast. Jericho is the only must see tv in our house! Expand
  3. NOng
    Oct 11, 2006
    Hooked.from the start. My son said Smallville meets 24 in a good way. Makes me want to move to a small town. Only show I make a point to watch.
  4. KarenS.
    Mar 19, 2008
    THis is a great show. Every episode has been exciting. It is a good as 24. I want to see season 3. If CBS cancels it again ( which I hope they don't) why can't another network pick it up. Expand
  5. SA
    Feb 28, 2008
    Suspenseful and relatively smart. Excellent entertainment and while being very thought provoking too.
  6. Nov 24, 2012
    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. 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. Expand
  7. DanG
    Sep 30, 2006
    Primetime television should be entertaining without Holywoodization of a Nuclear bombs going off

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