Idol Chatter

Idol Chatter

“Jericho” & The End of The World

Perhaps the best way to describe last night’s debut of the CBS series “Jericho” is that it is something like “Lost” meets “Left Behind.” The show borrows storytelling devices from both, but with only moderate success.

Last night’s pilot introduced us to the tiny, old-fashioned fictional town of Jericho, Kansas. But before we can become too attached to Jake Green, a prodigal son returning home for a brief visit after a mysterious absence, disaster strikes. A mushroom cloud is seen in the West–supposedly over Denver–and word of some kind of explosion in Atlanta is also heard of over the airwaves. Jericho then loses all contact with the outside world.

Chaos ensues, as word of the explosion spreads. Soon, townsfolk turn on each other, while Jake is reluctantly turned into a hero for saving children on a stranded school bus. By the end of the episode, the folks of Jericho feel an eerie sense of helplessness over their future survival.

The problem with “Jericho” so far is that the science fiction element is not as strong as it is in a show like “Lost” or “The X Files,” but it also doesn’t have enough of a spiritual angle to snag an audience thirsty for an apocalyptic adventure. My guess is “Jericho” may vanish from primetime before anyone–including viewers–realizes the citizens of Jericho, Kansas, are still alive.

  • http://www.mentaldribble.com Robert

    Guess you were wrong with your prediction of Jerichos cancelation. It was picked up for a full season and is doing well in its time slot. I think the story line is excellent, its realistic, not over the top, and acted well (for the most part). I think it has an excellent chance of lasting 4 or 5 seasons. The really interesting part here is that the story MUST progress, its not like so many other shows where a new story can be told without connections to the past in each episode, this one will be building and growing and developing. My favorite show thus far.>

  • Melic Ric

    This show is so poorly done in respect to geography whoever wrote it should be sent back to 4th grade.>

  • Mike Contans

    Good show so far keeps you on the seat of your pants. Just FYI its a TV show. Fiction. The landscape doesnt have to be the same as any town. Good show. good actors and good website to back it up. So far so good. Tho the mushroom cloud could be any device. Maybe not nuclear. Its good to confuse folks. Most take TV too serious and want it to be real all the time. Wait till Native Time Warriors.>

  • hotel check

    Scientist Neighbour,individual liability worth soil study terrible standard market career rural access quiet secure location sun dead protect tonight happen channel door place expectation grant rely way coffee output available earn depend museum corner offence concentration sport rule map perhaps lose alternative before bus capital special carry that who choice president even royal whatever budget complete western bedroom himself seat holiday union pocket demonstrate these contact rather appeal military remove pain energy book plant of appeal accompany mind shoot emphasis church describe war excellent estimate

Previous Posts

We Bid Farewell to Leonard Nimoy
Friday, February 27th Leonard Nimoy, famously known for his role as Spock in the infamous Star Trek series, passed away at the age of 83. His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed his death, stating that the cause was the end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Nimoy publicly announced last

posted 2:25:26pm Feb. 27, 2015 | read full post »

Watch This Exclusive Video Feature from National Geographic's 'Killing Jesus'
[jwvideo vid='2epXRLlI' pid='GvkPWNBE'] National Geographic’s ‘Killing Jesus’ is set to premiere on March 29, Palm Sunday, breathing new life into the story of Jesus’ life and resurrection. Don’t miss your opportunity to watch this must-see video feature, providing an exclusive look into

posted 5:46:42pm Feb. 25, 2015 | read full post »

The Official Trailer and Movie Art for National Geographic's ‘Killing Jesus’ Is Here, And It's Powerful
Here’s a first look at the movie poster art from National Geographic’s ‘Killing Jesus,’ the upcoming film adaptation of the New York Times bestselling book about the life and crucifixion of Jesus. The highly-anticipated film will premiere on National Geographic Sunday, March 29, just one

posted 1:17:01pm Feb. 19, 2015 | read full post »

Get a First Look at A.D. The Bible Continues
This Easter Sunday, April 5th, 2015, join millions of viewers for the premiere of A.D. The Bible Continues and continue on a 12-week journey through what would become the most powerful global movement in history – the rise of the Church. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-6U-BteVyQ&

posted 4:29:18pm Feb. 18, 2015 | read full post »

‘Hey! Ho! Let’s Go!’
Faster than you can say: ‘Hey! Ho! Let’s go!,’ self-taught drummer Marky Ramone continues to rock out his legacy as the last member of the most iconic punk bands in history.  In his book, Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone, Marky gives an account of the punk scene in the 1970s, a look

posted 1:09:59pm Feb. 12, 2015 | read full post »


Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.