Jericho (2006–2008)

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A small town in Kansas is literally left in the dark after seeing a mushroom cloud over near-by Denver, Colorado. The townspeople struggle to find answers about the blast and solutions on how to survive.

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 Jake Green (30 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Robert Hawkins (30 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Emily Sullivan (29 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Eric Green (27 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Stanley Richmond (26 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Darcy Hawkins (26 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Mimi Clark (25 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Gail Green (24 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Jimmy (24 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Johnston Green (23 episodes, 2006-2007)
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 Mary Bailey (22 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Bill (21 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Gray Anderson (20 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Dale Turner (18 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Bonnie Richmond (18 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Heather Lisinski (18 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Skylar Stevens (16 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 April Green (16 episodes, 2006-2007)
Sterling Ardrey ...
 Samuel Hawkins (16 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Allison Hawkins (14 episodes, 2006-2008)
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When Jake Green returns to his Kansas small-town home Jericho, where his dad Johnston is mayor, everyone is preoccupied with petty private business and family matters, but that changes drastically after a completely unexpected explosion. It soon becomes clear there has been a nuclear attack, but neither by whom nor on which scale. Suddenly life in Jericho, and as the inhabitants gradually discover all over the disintegrating USA, becomes a more primordial struggle for survival, where unexperienced dangers, primitive as well as technological, have to be weighed against pressing primal needs, such as food, fuel and self-defense against plunderers, invaders and even each-other. Jake, whose private story like that of other main characters slowly becomes disclosed to us, proves extremely resourceful and a smart hero, while his father's mayoral authority and even that of the only available medical professionals is soon challenged and undermined, criminal potentials are tapped into by ... Written by KGF Vissers

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When CBS canceled Jericho in May 2007, fans began sending nuts to CBS in reference to the shows final episode, in which the main character referenced the Battle of the Bulge when he answered "NUTS" to a request to surrender. Three weeks later, over 8 million nuts had been shipped to CBS NY and CBS LA offices totaling over 40,000 pounds. Nina Tassler, president of CBS, sent out a memo on 6 June 2007 saying they have ordered seven more episodes to air within the year. They also asked the fans to stop sending nuts... See more »

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You can't see the Rocky Mountain Front Range from anywhere in NW Kansas. See more »

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Each episode's title card is accompanied with audio containing only Morse code (dots and dashes, or short and long beeps) which, when translated, provides a short hint (around 3 words) about the episode to come. See more »

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Small town, big bang.
23 December 2010 | by (Malta) – See all my reviews

It's a great series that deserved more of a fighting chance. It's easy to understand the many ardent fans of the show, but hard to understand Jericho's failure to attract more viewers than it did. The show is engaging, to the point of being dangerously addicting and whatever it lacks (see below), that's more than made up for by a consistently inventive story expansion. The show moves seamlessly from the original premise of 'USA - post nuke' into much unexpected territory. There's some filler episodes, but barely a bum one. What hampers the series is that odd but inevitable 'dated' feeling that almost all network dramas fail to shake, even the minute they arrive on our screens. Dramas like this just can't live up to the HBO/AMC cannon because of the demands on them to, eg: appeal to a large audience and produce 22-ish episodes per series - it can be simply backbreaking. One can't help but imagine how much better this show could have been with a studio like HBO behind it. It certainly deserves more care, with which it might have not been cancelled. Nevertheless, the fact one can imagine Jericho's greater potential is a credit to the strength of both the inventive writing, the smart political commentary and the many well-drawn characters which shine through occasional soft-focus, feel-good, pre-watershed moments of schmaltz and sentimentality. Those moments are thankfully few, but there's enough to make you wish there were less. The cast are all very capable, particularly Skeet Ulrich, Lennie James and Gerald McRaney who lend the show its gravitas. Bring it back! 4/5


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