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Jericho Cancelled…Again

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I am completely bummed. Jericho, one of my favorite TV shows was canceled due to embarrassingly low ratings. More people watched a repeat of “Law & Order: SVU” than watched the season finale. That is pretty sad.

The show had some problems, but it was a gripping story. J & R, a paramilitary corporation, uses nuclear bombs and mercenaries to destroy 23 cities. The show deals with the aftermath of the attack, focusing on a rural Kansas town named Jericho. An EMP is also set of, causing frying all electronics. But it gets interesting when the start fighting with the town next door. And then J & R starts taking over, and some people start fighting back.

It’s a fairly straightforward post apocalyptic story; borrowing from “The Day After”, “The Year of the Wolf” and”Testament”. The POV stays low and personal, although there is a “big picture” subplot involving spies and conspiracies. It also addresses the privatization of our military industrial complex, and addresses issues like our now standard torture tactics, our diminishing civil rights, and the continued rise of corporate sponsored special interest groups.

Of course, who the hell is going to watch it now that it’s been canceled? What kind of world do we live in where 6 million viewers is not enough?

You will be missed, Jericho.

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One Response

  1. The fight to save Jericho is not over!

    If you want more Jericho please write to: Ms. Nancy Tellem, President, CBS Paramount Network Television Entertainment Group, 4024 Radford Avenue, Studio City, CA 91604-2190.

    Ask her to continue to produce Jericho and sell it to another network. These letters need to go out now, if we wish to save Jericho.

    For more information go to: http://www.jericho-kansas.com/Community/SaveJerichoCampaign/tabid/195/Default.aspx

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