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alphaboi867
09-20-2006, 07:02 PM
It's on now. I downloaded it a couple weeks ago, but never got aroung to watching it.

Turek
09-20-2006, 07:35 PM
At the halfway point (they just found the prison bus) and I'm liking it. But I'm a sucker for a good post-apocalyptic story.

BabaBooey
09-20-2006, 07:42 PM
It started to lose me until the kid said his mom was in Atlanta. Well done revelation.

Lsura
09-20-2006, 07:45 PM
I watched the premier a couple of days ago online (since I work Wednesday nights, it's going to be hard for me to catch this one).

I liked it, for the most part, and like Turek I'm those post-apocalypse stories get me.

Now I have to break down and hook the vcr up to the new television so I can record it each week.

alphaboi867
09-20-2006, 07:57 PM
Good show. I just hope they don't go overboard with the small-town everybody help their neighbor stuff. Oh crap look at the birds, great scene. Will this show be pleasently dark? So anyone care to speculate on who attacked us (or did we attack someone else)? If the broadcast of the President addressing Congress was live then there was no advance warning and a minor cabinet secretary is in charge (something tells me it's a woman).

RikWriter
09-20-2006, 08:08 PM
I like it okay so far...hope it doesn't devolve into a post-apocalyptic soap opera though. I will give it a chance.

athelas
09-20-2006, 08:14 PM
I must admit, I was quite liking the show until the point where the priests, after marching around the city for seven days, blew their trumpets and the city walls fell down. I mean, I like a good SFX sequence as much as the next guy, but come on. Can you say deus ex machina?

Lumpy
09-20-2006, 08:18 PM
HOW did I miss this when I was actively checking the programming listings? I've had the lousiest luck lately catching stuff on TV :mad: So now what? Wait months until it's in reruns? (I don't have broadband).

MacTech
09-20-2006, 08:32 PM
This looks to have potential, it was interesting the way they treated the mushroom cloud in the opening reel as incidental, most other shows would have gone for a more *EXTREME CLOSE UP! WHOOAAAA!!!* type of plot point

very interesting twist with the Atlanta thing as well

more than likely this would be an "al quaeda" (yes, i lowercased it on purpose, thank you...) style "American Hiroshima" style attack, with detonations going off in key cities, it's safe to say that in addition to Atlanta and Denver, New York, Boston, Washington and Los Angeles are probably toast

.....all because they didn't have Jack Bauer and Chuck Norris around.....

it'll be interesting to see how scientifically accurate the show will be in regards to fallout and radiation, apparently next week's ep has the town starting to deal with the effects of fallout....

alphaboi867
09-20-2006, 08:34 PM
Would EMP fry all electronics or just devices that were turned on when the bomb went off? It seemed to take awhile for the power to got out and their cars and radios still work. Oh, anyone else think the black guy isn't really a "cop from St. Louis"?

MacTech
09-20-2006, 08:40 PM
Good show. I just hope they don't go overboard with the small-town everybody help their neighbor stuff. Oh crap look at the birds, great scene. Will this show be pleasently dark? So anyone care to speculate on who attacked us (or did we attack someone else)? If the broadcast of the President addressing Congress was live then there was no advance warning and a minor cabinet secretary is in charge (something tells me it's a woman).

we'll know were in trouble if we start to see "Walking Chrome Toasters" walking down the streets of Capric.....err....Jericho ;)

wonder who's going to end up in the stereotypical role of "Best *fill in the blank* Of the Fleet....errr, Town

AuntiePam
09-20-2006, 08:44 PM
I didn't like it as much as I hoped I would, maybe because there were so many characters, and maybe because it involved an emergency tracheotomy with straws from juiceboxes. Geez folks, just getting the bus back on the road and into town would have been enough.

I liked Dale, the kid whose mom was in Atlanta, and who helped his boss with the food.

I've only been through Kansas a couple of times, so I haven't seen it all, but what I saw was pretty damn flat. I was skeptical that there were two areas where a bus could leave the road and not easily be seen.

And why not let some of the parents help with the search?

alphaboi867
09-20-2006, 08:50 PM
we'll know were in trouble if we start to see "Walking Chrome Toasters" walking down the streets of Capric.....err....Jericho ;)

wonder who's going to end up in the stereotypical role of "Best *fill in the blank* Of the Fleet....errr, Town

Good one :) ! I was actually referencing Alas Babylon. I'm surprised the supermarket wasn't raided as well (it will soon).

elfkin477
09-20-2006, 08:55 PM
Does anyone know if this is one of the shows that'll be broadcast online too? I liked it well enough, but not enough to miss Bones for it. If the other episodes are going to be online like the pilot, I'd keep watching it, though.

RikWriter
09-20-2006, 09:09 PM
Would EMP fry all electronics or just devices that were turned on when the bomb went off? It seemed to take awhile for the power to got out and their cars and radios still work. Oh, anyone else think the black guy isn't really a "cop from St. Louis"?

EMP wouldn't affect any electronic devices that far away from the blast.

alphaboi867
09-20-2006, 09:14 PM
EMP wouldn't affect any electronic devices that far away from the blast.
Thanks. I just realized based on the live broadcast of Congress the bombs must have already been planted in the target cities which means they were groundbursts, not airbursts. That lessen the EMP, but increase fallout.

Unix Geek
09-20-2006, 09:21 PM
Where is the show available to download? I missed the premier and I can't find where it is available to download.

AuntiePam
09-20-2006, 09:27 PM
Good one :) ! I was actually referencing Alas Babylon. I'm surprised the supermarket wasn't raided as well (it will soon).

Do you think so? I'm not sure. I'll hit the grocery store when I hear a blizzard's coming, but if I saw a mushroom cloud on the horizon, I'd be too stunned to move. It'd take awhile before I'd panic.

Many of us have seen state and local government handle blizzards, floods, fire, earthquake, etc. without the citizenry going off the deep end.

Maybe it's naive of me, but I like to think that people would work together, despite what we've seen in the movies.

I've been thinking about Dale, the kid whose mom was in Atlanta. He sorta reminds me of the Petrie kid in Salem's Lot, who knew all about vampires. Has Dale been reading post-apocalypse books? That was quick thinking, with the food.

Or maybe he reminds me of Harold Lauder from The Stand, or Nick Andros, and the little bitch who called him a loser will be sorry.

alphaboi867
09-20-2006, 09:37 PM
...Many of us have seen state and local government handle blizzards, floods, fire, earthquake, etc. without the citizenry going off the deep end.

Maybe it's naive of me, but I like to think that people would work together, despite what we've seen in the movies...

Whenever it snows up here (or rains really bad) the supermarkets are either packed or deserted. And you left out hurricanes. ;)

Rubystreak
09-20-2006, 09:42 PM
OK, weighing in with the negative view. I thought it was heavy-handed and corny. There was nothing really new in this show, with all the standard post-apocalypse cliches, the black sheep coming home cliches, the small town in crisis cliches. I won't be watching the next ep. Too many other ones to try.

silenus
09-20-2006, 11:05 PM
I thought it was a good start. It'll be interesting to see how it pans out. We added it to the Tivo list.

I'll be watching just so I can second-guess the survivors. I've planned for something like this for years. Let's see how my plans stack up against theirs.

Oslo Ostragoth
09-20-2006, 11:27 PM
Where is the show available to download? I missed the premier and I can't find where it is available to download.
I found a streaming version here (http://tv.yahoo.com/feature/fall06/?d=200). Anybody got a download link?

Sam Lowry
09-20-2006, 11:27 PM
I wasn't sure what exactly to expect with Jericho, but after watching the pilot tonight, I was instantly hooked. It's definitely going into my "can't miss a single episode" list of shows.

HOW did I miss this when I was actively checking the programming listings? I've had the lousiest luck lately catching stuff on TV :mad: So now what? Wait months until it's in reruns? (I don't have broadband).

According to Zap2It (http://www.zap2it.com), the pilot will be rerun this Saturday on CBS at 7:00 PM central time (followed by the pilot for Smith, which seems like it could be a great show, and you should watch if you're interested in heist shows).

The Long Road
09-20-2006, 11:33 PM
The mayor's speech was very annoying. My wife and I were commenting on how Nagan should have done that in the Superdome, "Don't break my heart again". Sheesh. Total crap. It will be interesting to see how the story develops and they learn more about what happened in the rest of the US. The phone message didn't seem too realistic. Even with a ground burst, wouldn't the EMP have fried the moms phone before the blast wave hit? Heat wave would probably have done a number on them also. No need to "come look at this" when the room is on fire.

vivalostwages
09-20-2006, 11:35 PM
I was wondering how long it would take the radioactive fallout to reach Jericho from the blast site, but evidently they're covering that topic in the next ep.
Assuming no wind whatsoever, wouldn't at least some of that radioactivity eventually make its way out from ground zero?

MaxTheVool
09-21-2006, 02:46 AM
Worth at least a few more episodes, I think. Could be good if it focuses on the msytery/logistics/situation, rather than leaves everything a big secret and has lots of montages and character moments (ie, Lost in Kansas). I also definitely want scientific and logical consistency and accuracy.

RikWriter
09-21-2006, 05:58 AM
I was wondering how long it would take the radioactive fallout to reach Jericho from the blast site, but evidently they're covering that topic in the next ep.
Assuming no wind whatsoever, wouldn't at least some of that radioactivity eventually make its way out from ground zero?


Depends on which way the wind is blowing, if there are mountains between them and the blasts, etc...

Draelin
09-21-2006, 07:01 AM
I enjoyed it, but I'm also a sucker for the post-apocalypic stuff. And I forgot how cute Skeet Ulrich is. :) I also like the fact that Mayor Dad didn't really come around to him at the end.

Edward The Head
09-21-2006, 07:14 AM
Depends on which way the wind is blowing, if there are mountains between them and the blasts, etc...

Except I'm pretty sure there are no mountains between Denver and Kansas.

I watched last night, not sure how much I liked it, nothing really making me come back next week, plus that guy who came back and cut the girls throat, no one would learn that in military school. They could of at least said he was starting to go back to school to be a doctor. I might try again, but I'm not sure.

ivylass
09-21-2006, 07:19 AM
I thought it was meh. It didn't suck me in, although the Atlanta reveal was a bit of a jaw-dropper.

So did the bus run out of gas or not? They were on empty, Heather was saying the kids would have to walk into town and get help, then next thing you know, the horn is blowing and the bus drives into town. Nice twist on finding the prison bus instead of the school bus, btw.

What's Jake's secret? Ivylad guessed he was in prison, I'm thinking he was dishonorably discharged from the Army (he told the kid he learned how to do the trach in the Army, and that he was a screw-up)

I'll probably give it a few more chances. It's something to watch before Lost.

Fear Itself
09-21-2006, 07:19 AM
I watched last night, not sure how much I liked it, nothing really making me come back next week, plus that guy who came back and cut the girls throat, no one would learn that in military school. They could of at least said he was starting to go back to school to be a doctor. I might try again, but I'm not sure.He wasn't in military school, the Army, the Navy, or any of the cover stories he gave. I'm betting prison (with some sort of medical background before that), but we won't learn that for a few episodes.

Edward The Head
09-21-2006, 07:22 AM
He wasn't in military school, the Army, the Navy, or any of the cover stories he gave. I'm betting prison (with some sort of medical background before that), but we won't learn that for a few episodes.

Did I miss something. I remember after he did it someone asked him how he knew how to do that and he said military school. I wasn't watching all that close though.

Turek
09-21-2006, 07:39 AM
He wasn't in military school, the Army, the Navy, or any of the cover stories he gave. I'm betting prison (with some sort of medical background before that), but we won't learn that for a few episodes.

I agree. We don't know his background yet. None of his answers were the truth.

And as for learning how to do a tracheostomy... I've watched enough medical dramas to think that I could do it in a pinch, and if she was going to die anyway I think that qualifies as "in a pinch." Hell, when she stopped breathing, I said to the TV, "Dude, you're gonna have to trach her."

yellowval
09-21-2006, 07:43 AM
And I forgot how cute Skeet Ulrich is. :)

I didn't. In fact, that's was the main reason I watched it. He makes me swoon.

Cuteness aside, we really liked it. It'll probably be the only new show we pick up this season, since nothing else really trips my trigger. For some reason I was thinking Jericho was on at the same time as Lost but I'm happy to see that it's right before. Wednesday nights are going to become my favorite TV night, I believe.

Draelin
09-21-2006, 08:04 AM
He wasn't in military school, the Army, the Navy, or any of the cover stories he gave. I'm betting prison (with some sort of medical background before that), but we won't learn that for a few episodes.
I'm also betting he was in prison, but I wouldn't discount him having done a stint in military school. For some reason, I just think he told the kids the truth.

Wee Bairn
09-21-2006, 08:36 AM
What a coup, though, getting Skeet Ulrich- it's amazing he was available...

Draelin
09-21-2006, 08:39 AM
What a coup, though, getting Skeet Ulrich- it's amazing he was available...
Okay--that wasn't fair. I have a fractured tailbone, and that made me laugh so hard it hurt. At least I didn't shoot coffee out my nose.

foxymoron
09-21-2006, 09:08 AM
The story is compelling me to watch, but the heavy-handedness of the acting and music are making me reach for the remote.

It felt very much like last season's Invasion, which I watched in spite of not liking it.

alphaboi867
09-21-2006, 10:35 AM
I'm also betting he was in prison, but I wouldn't discount him having done a stint in military school. For some reason, I just think he told the kids the truth.

Military prison maybe?

robz
09-21-2006, 10:39 AM
One question, I read elsewhere the scene from the roof top with the mountains is wrong. No mountains in view anywhere in Kansas. Is this right? (never had the opportunity to visit Kansas).

thanks

FlightlessBird
09-21-2006, 11:09 AM
Just one question. Why do I care about these people? Is it an exercise of small town people dealing with civilization failing? 'Cause I saw that in The Postman (well read it first) I'd like to get answers about what happenned, but since I don't expect to see that anytime soon, there better be a good reason to watch. (Besides Ashley Scott and the adorable and deaf Shoshannah Stern (get back on Weeds!)).
Oh and CBS, don't expect people to go to the website and start a frenzy after one show. When you expect things like that to happen, they usually don't...
All this is not to say it's bad, cause I liked it, but I'm just not sure how far I"ll follow this.

Rushgeekgirl
09-21-2006, 12:40 PM
Oh and CBS, don't expect people to go to the website and start a frenzy after one show. When you expect things like that to happen, they usually don't...

Heh...I actually clicked on this thread to see if anyone went there and what the website was.

I was entertained enough, although all but the Atlanta thing was predictable. I do wonder what our dark hero wanted "his" money from his dad for and what he's been doing all this time. Maybe dude from St. Louis was a detective, following Jake?

I do love me some Skeet Ulrich. I even liked Miracles just because he was so pretty to look at.

BiblioCat
09-21-2006, 01:08 PM
Military prison maybe?
He told a couple of different stories; he told his friend at the farm he'd been in the army, he said the navy to the ex-girlfriend who didn't believe it for a second, and something else to the grocery store lady - I forget what it was now, but he told everyone he met a different story about where he'd been. I was also thinking prison or maybe military prison.

The juice-box tracheotomy and the empty prison bus were a bit over the top, but I'll watch it again.

Turek
09-21-2006, 01:19 PM
...and something else to the grocery store lady - I forget what it was now...

Minor league baseball.

BiblioCat
09-21-2006, 01:34 PM
Minor league baseball.
That's it! Thanks.

Green Bean
09-21-2006, 01:40 PM
Worth at least a few more episodes, I think. Could be good if it focuses on the msytery/logistics/situation, rather than leaves everything a big secret and has lots of montages and character moments (ie, Lost in Kansas). I also definitely want scientific and logical consistency and accuracy.I agree completely.

It looks promising. I'm in for the season, unless it turns out to be really stupid. (Moderately stupid, I can deal with.) And if they do a lot more heavy-handed speechifying, I'm outta there.

wonky
09-21-2006, 03:46 PM
OK, weighing in with the negative view. I thought it was heavy-handed and corny.

Yep. Though I'll probably see at least one more episode, since my husband really liked it.

levdrakon
09-21-2006, 04:20 PM
Meh so far. I watched the on-line episode & found myself pretty bored. None of the characters interest me at all, and they all feel so darned cliche. Unless I missed something, there's only one African American in town. He's not even from there, but rather a smart, street-wise cop from "the big city." Did I mention he apparently knows everything, and will be called upon to solve everyone's problems? "What? Something needs fixing? Let me just re-sequence the phase inverters. I learned that as a street-wise African American cop from 'the big city."

Everyone else in town is apparently a moron, except for Wayward Mysteriously Returning Son, his future girlfriend, his dad the mayor & the kid.

The escaped prisoner was a little too much. Any bets he's (it'll surely be a he - this show is no Lost) a crazed psycho killer?

It conflicts with some other shows on Wednesday, but I see it replays on Saturday, so I'll try to catch it then. I'm mildly intrigued as to whether bombs went off everywhere but this little town. Other than that, I don't see staying with this show for long.

Get some more interesting characters, quick!

BiblioCat
09-21-2006, 05:39 PM
I think the black guy who knows too much is from the prison bus.
Or did he specifially say he was a cop?

levdrakon
09-21-2006, 06:06 PM
I thought he said he was a cop, or an ex-cop. Someone immediately started asking him if he were the "science teacher."

Green Bean
09-21-2006, 06:22 PM
Looks like TWoP (http://www.televisionwithoutpity.com/articles/category_2934.html) will be recapping this. :) That makes me much more likely to keep watching, as I truly enjoy a good TWoP snark-a-rama.

alphaboi867
09-21-2006, 06:49 PM
I think the black guy who knows too much is from the prison bus.
Or did he specifially say he was a cop?
That could be, although if that's the case where did he get the clothes from?

Draelin
09-22-2006, 06:54 AM
I think the black guy who knows too much is from the prison bus.
Or did he specifially say he was a cop?
He specifically said he was an ex-cop, and I like the idea, but is the timing right? And he had pretty nice fitting clothes, for somebody who probably had to steal them.

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