Tuesday, February 12, 2008

A Brave New World they live in

Tonight Jericho's first episode of the second season aired, and what a premiere it was.

You can thank the legions of fans who sent bags of nuts to CBS' studio executives for this, all because of a quote from the series. Who would have known? Firefly got it's film. Jericho gets it's 7 additiona episodes (with more to come if it proves popular). one must at least be curious as to what would cause anyone to honestly do this for a TV show.

Allied States of America flagYou'd think you'd be unable to follow the plot if you hadn't seen an episode before - but you'd be incorrect. The first season is not essential, but I'd suggest it. Picking up on the second season will destroy the mysteries of the first season - but you could watch the season like one would watch a Greek tragedy - already knowing the outcomes of the characters up to the end. The nuclear detonation conspiracy is in full swing, a new Civil War is looming over what is left of the nation, and the little Kansas town of Jericho is stuck in the middle of it. Now under military control (or protection if you will) of the Allied States of America, based out of Cheyenne, Wyoming, the citizens of the town must figure out if the light at the end of the tunnel is salvation or death.

The show ranks up there with the likes of Lost and Battlestar Galactica in terms of modern, grand writing.

You can watch the episode (and many episodes from the first season) at: http://www.cbs.com/primetime/jericho/

First episode of the season: ****/*****

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