I abandoned “Jericho” after the episode that ended with the whole town coming out to save the cornfield to the strains of The Wallflowers. That was just too funny for a series about nuclear apocalypse. I held out hope that they might shift the tone from a small town soap opera to a brain-eating, radioactive zombie extravaganza, but it was not to be, I guess.
I choose to look at this as a good thing: If they take longer to produce the next season, then perhaps they can spend some additional time on (1) better route design, (2) better task development, (3) better casting, (4) better exotic locations, and (5) getting rid of the damn Yield.
I’m torqued about Jericho, though. We actually really like that show in my house. Big disappointment, and I blame the network for putting no new episodes on for like 10 weeks at a time. I hope that Skeet Ulrich and Lennie James end up on new shows soon.
All in all, I find the upfronts very disappointing this year. The TiVo people won’t be happy: I’m going to be cutting my number of Season Passes by about a third, I think.
I’m pretty ticked about losing Jericho. The middle of the season was kinda flat, but it’s been getting a whole lot better, ever since they moved from “life’s hard, but we have to be nice to everyone” to “crap, all the people who aren’t doing as well as us are trying to take our stuff, we have to shoot them” storylines.
Jericho has actual, vocal fans; can anyone name a single person who watches Shark? And yet, that one got renewed…there is no justice.