Jericho is a television show that premiered last fall on CBS. From the very first episode I have been hooked on it. It has amazing writing. I don’t know how the writers seem to keep escalating the drama and suspense every week. I am on the edge of my seat week after week and just enjoying the ride.
The show starts off with a nuclear explosion that occurred in Denver. The residents of the small town of Jericho try to cope with the aftermath, but soon discover that Denver was not the only city hit with bombs. The country is thrown into shambles and with communication devices down, Jericho is cut off from the rest of the world. It becomes clear through the season that someone orchestrated the attack and that Jericho might not be safe.
The show ended its first season last night in an extremely emotional episode. It will have me on the edge of my seat until next season. I really hope that this show is picked up for a second season. The show has not been officially renewed yet and it would be a tragedy if it wasn’t. 24 has nothing on this show. If you want edge of your seat suspense and action, check out Jericho. The stories are realistic and plausible, unlike 24. The premise is also very scary.
After other famous works that deal with some of the same subject matter, such as Lord of the Flies, and The Stand, Jericho is a unique television show that deserves to become as much a classic as those two works above. If this series is rerun in the summer, you need to make sure you check it out. You won’t be disappointed.