Jericho

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After mushroom clouds appear on the horizon, fear of the unknown propels Jericho into social, psychological and physical mayhem when all communication and power is shut down.
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Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Pilot
    September 19, 2006
    41min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    After mushroom clouds appear on the horizon, fear of the unknown propels Jericho into social, psychological and physical mayhem when all communication and power is shut down
  2. 2. Fallout
    September 26, 2006
    42min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
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    English
    With only an hour before the fallout from the nuclear blast in Denver hits Jericho, Jake rushes to get the townspeople inside and away from the rain so that they won't get radiation poisoning
  3. 3. Four Horsemen
    October 3, 2006
    45min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Jake organizes a group to gather more information about the explosions after a satellite television in the local bar broadcasts an Asian news program showing the extent of the nuclear attacks.
  4. 4. Walls of Jericho
    October 10, 2006
    41min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    When Jake and Heather find a stranger on the side of the road who is sick and disfigured from radiation poisoning, they must decide whether to help him and risk contamination or do nothing and allow him to die.
  5. 5. Federal Response
    October 17, 2006
    43min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    The people of Jericho receive a pre-recorded phone call from Homeland Security telling them that help is on the way.
  6. 6. 9:02
    October 24, 2006
    42min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    An electromagnetic pulse fries everything with a circuit board at 9:02 pm, plunging the town into darkness.
  7. 7. Long Live the Mayor
    October 31, 2006
    45min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    While the town prepares to celebrate Halloween, Gray Anderson returns after traveling outside of town and reports back on the horrific things he saw while he was away.
  8. 8. Rogue River
    November 8, 2006
    43min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Mayor Johnston's life hangs in the balance when he comes down with a bad case of the flu, and it is up to Jake and Eric to save him by traveling to another town to get the medicine he desperately needs.
  9. 9. Crossroads
    November 13, 2006
    43min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    When Jericho receives a surprise visit from several seedy out-of-towners, the residents realize they need a plan to keep intruders out.
  10. 10. Red Flag
    November 21, 2006
    42min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    As bombers fly over Jericho dropping parachutes with palettes of supplies attached, citizens are both thrilled and cautious about their much-needed relief.
  11. 11. Vox Populi
    November 28, 2006
    45min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    When one of Jericho's own turns up dead, Gray organizes a manhunt for Jonah, against the wishes of Mayor Green.
  12. 12. Return To Jericho
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    February 11, 2008
    TV-PG
    Catch up on JERICHO during a special recap that chronicles what took place during the first 11 episodes of the series.
  13. 12. Return To Jericho
    February 11, 2008
    41min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Catch up on JERICHO during a special recap that chronicles what took place during the first 11 episodes of the series.
  14. 13. The Day Before
    February 21, 2007
    42min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    Parts of Jake and Hawkins' pasts are revealed during a flashback to 36 hours before the bombs went off.
  15. 14. Black Jack
    February 27, 2007
    43min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
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    English
    As winter nears, Jake and Johnston are joined by Dale and Heather on a trip to a trading post several hours outside of town in search of equipment to fix the local windmill.
  16. 15. Heart Of Winter
    March 6, 2007
    45min
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    English [CC]
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    Jake, Stanley and Mimi find themselves fighting for their lives when they run into several dangerous strangers on a hunting trip.
  17. 16. Semper Fidelis
    March 14, 2007
    43min
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    With the arrival of the Marines, the citizens of Jericho consider what their lives will be like when law and order is restored and the nation begins to recover from the bombings.
  18. 17. Winter's End
    March 27, 2007
    45min
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    English [CC]
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    Faced with a catastrophic complication in April's pregnancy, Jake forces Kenchy to confront his post-traumatic stress syndrome and perform a heroic operation.
  19. 18. One Man's Terrorist
    April 3, 2007
    42min
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    English
    Gray's decision to kick the refugees out of Jericho sends Roger off the deep end.
  20. 19. A.K.A.
    April 11, 2007
    43min
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    English
    Faced with the possibility that Hawkins is a terrorist, Jake confronts Hawkins at gunpoint to learn Hawkins' true backstory.
  21. 20. Casus Belli
    April 17, 2007
    45min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    When Jake and Hawkins travel to New Bern to find Eric, they uncover a secret plot that puts the citizens of Jericho in danger.
  22. 21. One If By Land
    April 24, 2007
    42min
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    English
    Tensions mount when several residents from New Bern try to steal salt from Jericho's mine and shots are fired.
  23. 22. Coalition Of The Willing
    May 1, 2007
    45min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    All hell breaks loose after Russell and some armed men from New Bern arrive in Jericho to take salt from the mine.
  24. 23. Why We Fight
    May 8, 2007
    44min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    On the first season finale, Johnston leads a heavily outnumbered army into battle against New Bern, where one of Jericho's own will be lost during this fight for survival.

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Directors
Guy Norman BeeSanford BookstaverJames Whitmore Jr.Seith MannMartha MitchellJon TurteltaubMatt Earl BeesleySteven DePaulSteve GomerChristine Moore
Season year
2007
Network
CBS
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gintsfanReviewed in the United States on November 10, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
A must for Jericho fans
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Video playback quality is really good.And finally a good show (In my Opinion) affordably priced.I wish Amazon would add an option to buy all seasons.You can buy or rent individual episodes or each season.It makes it near impossible to buy a show if it had more than 2 seasons.But Jericho is good affordable TV .I buy shows i like for our Road trips.They can be downloaded to a tablet and keeps the passengers occupied.No more "Are we there yet" every 10 minutes.
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Sci-fi MomReviewed in the United States on March 27, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Good TV
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First of all, I need to make it clear that I can't download the HD of any video. I don't have the download speed to do that. So I won't be talking about the technical aspects of the Amazon video experience. I'm nof sure why Amazon asked me to review "Jericho HD".

I really do love "Jericho". There are parts of it that are too "cheesy" to believe and others parts that really make you think. First things first, I know that Skeet Ulrich was the star of "Jericho", but they used him too much for the story line. That is really my only problem with the series.

If you like this type of story, "end of the world stuff", then you should like this story line. I was actually surprised at the complexity of the overall evil plot. I wonder if there is really a Jennings Rall out there? Oops, is that SPOILER?

The characters are likeable, the story lines are believable, and the action is well paced and exciting. What else can I say? I tend t get really involved with a story like Jericho and these people are real to me.

Jericho also has one of those perfect television moments. Alicia Coppola's dialog with the chicken in one of the later episodes of season 1 is truly one of the funniest things I have EVER seen on TV. Maybe it's because I have chickens and I get it, but it was perfectly done. Google it. If you don't laugh, then Jericho isn't for you. If you see the brilliance, then rent or buy the series. I have this series on Amazon Instant and on disc. I like it that much.

Even though this is a review of Season 1, I will say that it is one of those really bad TV moments when the powers that be canceled season 2 after 7 episodes.

I don't know what else to say except that if you normally like this type of story, then you will like "Jericho". If you don't normally find these shows amusing, then rent an episode or two. This is also a character driven story, and I think you'll find it interesting and entertaining.
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Margaret ThomasReviewed in the United States on September 13, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Such a great show!
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This was such a great show. In the first episode, when the bombs are going off, it gave me chills.
I love Gerald McRaney as the mayor/Dad (henceforth called "Mayor Dad") and Skeet Ulrich was an awesome lead. My favorite character was Hawkins. He was awesome! So capable, and mysterious. The actor who portrayed him did a brilliant job. It was a great cast, all around.
When I start wondering why they canceled this show, my paranoia kicks in, then I remember "Firefly" and I realize that network execs just hate good shows, no paranoia necessary.
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HardToPleaseReviewed in the United States on July 10, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
Too bad the show was canceled
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This show projects a possible "false flag" operation by the US Government. Maybe that is why it was cancelled, it might have hit too close to home (Okla bombing, WTC bombing, etc.) This show screamed, "I LOVE MY COUNTRY BUT DON'T TRUST IT'S GOVERNMENT!

This program showed human nature at it's best and worst when a crisis occurs. It also graphically demonstrated that we are woefully unprepared for any disaster which would interfere with the flow of food, gas and other essentials. Kinda makes you wonder if all of those crazy preppers are really all that crazy.

This show is not only entertaining it's also very thought provoking. How prepared are any of us to withstand a disaster, whether man-made or by nature? If you are prepared for floods, tornados, hurricanes, wild fires and earthquakes then you are genreally prepared for almost anything short of an invasion of foreign troops.

Great show. I recommend it for all ages.
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HerkyReviewed in the United States on July 28, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
DONT MISS THIS PROGRAM!
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AWESOME! Season 2 was even better than season 1! Great story line-enough reality to counter the "Hollywood"! I'm always sensitive to political or idealogical leanings in TV, and it was very difficult to find a clear or consistent bias …WELL DONE. It was remarkable how little God or faith was mentioned or even alluded to throughout the series…how did the people of Jericho maintain any real HOPE?!
Actors were all unknowns (a few exceptions) in the beginning-which keeps you interested in learning more about them throughout the series. Hawkins' character really added some gravity to the cast…and the Green family/brother dynamic was very engaging also. Everyone knows a 'black sheep' of the family somewhere…what if he really learned this great wealth of 'street/world wisdom' during his 'black sheep' days? thanks for entertaining us with Jericho!
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H. BalaReviewed in the United States on February 23, 2008
5.0 out of 5 stars
"There are some things the Apocalypse can't change."
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I know it, this is a friggin' looong read. The short version: I like JERICHO, and I recommend it. Now, here's the long version.

SPOILERS, here and there, everywhere.

Great, something nutty survivalists and I can agree on. So I really like JERICHO. It's a strong show and addictive, with a tantalizing premise that should geek out almost any casual fan. Today, end-of-the-world stories have become even more fascinating and timely. JERICHO nicely slides into that space, dropping a tale of fear and struggle and of survival and hope. JERICHO tells of frightened townspeople pulling together under duress and facing down each daunting obstacle. As it turns out, JERICHO is also about nuts. There's a memorable scene late in Season One regarding nuts, and even a real life, save-the-show campaign involving nuts.

The story begins with residents of small town Jericho, Kansas glimpsing a shocking mushroom cloud blooming, off in the distance. Word rapidly gets out that Denver and Atlanta have become the targets of nuclear attacks, and who knows how many other cities were bombed? Very shortly after, Jericho, population five thousand, finds itself alarmingly cut off, with minimal and dubious contact with the outside world. In the following days and weeks, the town finds itself contending with a plague of challenges, from radioactive fallout to widespread paranoia to roving marauders to the inevitable arrival of shellshocked refugees from affected neighboring towns and cities. All too soon, the town's resources begin to peter out. Just how long can Jericho and its people hang on, before it all falls apart?

The collapse of civilization has a way of leaving deep psychological scars. When stripped of the underpinnings of society and government, it's awfully hard not to become reduced to a caveman denominator. Jericho, influenced by its mayor and his sons, tries to cling to its pre-apocalyptic ideals. It makes for riveting viewing as Jericho's tiny geopolitical dynamics are shaken up and a new, more aggressive social culture emerges. It's a whole new world, a crappy, blighted one. The standard of living has devolved. Horses become a popular, fuel-saving alternative to automobiles. Windmills prove to be a seriously viable source of energy. Food is rationed, ammo is doled out, medicine is hoarded. Money loses value. Bartering is the new money. For Jericho, its salt mines provide an invaluable trading commodity. Meanwhile, the residents are still in the dark as to how widespread the destruction is, or if America still even exists as they know it.

Despite the post-apocalyptic, sci-fi setting, JERICHO is fueled by human drama. The show doesn't make the mistake of forsaking storytelling for flash. Oh, there are taut action sequences here and there ("Rogue River," "Crossroads," & the final 4 episodes). And the ongoing suspense is there, even though the series commits itself to a slow burn, taking its sweet time in divulging answers (which probably threw off some viewers). But, mostly, the focus is on the characters' development and their personal story arcs, set in a world-gone-mad backdrop. Jericho is a tiny town, with its share of secrets and notoriety. Extramarital stuff goes on, and family conflict. Political wrangling goes on. A local crime lord lurks on the fringes. A secretive neighbor moves in. But Jericho is also a place where redemption can be earned, estranged families reunited, a sense of community galvanized, and a sweet but unlikely romance blossom between, say, a down-to-earth farmer and a prickly IRS auditor.

The acting is very good, the performances, for the greater part, grow on one and impact in the emotional gut. It's a pretty hefty ensemble cast, but JERICHO gravitates towards the Greens, Jericho's first family and led by patriarch and town mayor Johnston Green (a wonderfully understated Gerald McRaney), who also happens to be an ex-Army Ranger. It's so nice to check in with McRaney again, as I haven't seen him since his [[ASIN:B000GW8UAE Simon & Simon - Season One]] days (I dug it whenever Johnston put on his cowboy hat). I like that he and Pamela Reed achieve a certain believability as a longtime married couple. Props also to the hissable Michael Gaston, who plays Johnston's scheming political rival Gray Anderson, a fella you can't help but throw middle fingers at. I'm not sure how much acting chops it takes to make your character so detested, but Gaston pulls it off. It helps that Anderson isn't nasty all the time, and, in fact, fervently believes that he's a guy doing the right thing, and, sometimes, he even does. Meanwhile, while Ashley Scott is a striking actress, I wish more screen time had also been given to the quietly vibrant Sprague Grayden, who plays schoolteacher/car mechanic/engineer/all-around cutie Heather Lisinski. I like her as much as Scott, with both gorgeous actresses flaunting a nice chemistry with lead actor Skeet Ulrich. On a minus, I wasn't digging Dale, that taciturn kid who works at the grocery store. The earlier shows made him a sympathetic character, but, later on, he transforms into an unlikable opportunist.

But the two most interesting - and enigmatic - characters happen to be Jake Green and Robert Hawkins. Jake, effectively played by Skeet Ulrich, is JERICHO's stoic central hero and is the Green family's troubled black sheep who returns to town after five mysterious years of absence. No one's privy to what Jake's been thru since he went away, but, there's no doubt at all that his many newfound skills go quite a ways in keeping Jericho afloat in the trying times ahead. It doesn't take long before the townspeople start looking to Jake as their go-to guy. Another intriguing character is the immensely capable, new-to-town Robert Hawkins (British actor Lennis James, here sporting a Yankee accent), who passes himself off as a St. Louis cop (he's not). Lennis James does a great job of ambiguously toeing that line between good guy and bad guy, all the while exuding that dangerous vibe; you're just never quite sure which side he's on (I mean, even his family is wary of him). Regarding Jake and Hawkins, we don't really get the backstory until the episodes "The Day Before" and "A.K.A."

There aren't a lot of weak episodes here, with each one integral to the ongoing story arc and several being of the heartwrenching sort ("Winter's End," "Why We Fight"). Episode 17 ("One Man's Terrorist") I wasn't too fond of, that one focusing on Emily's amazingly bland fiance Roger. But then the ensuing five episodes frenetically bring it home. In the months ahead, it'll turn out that Jericho, even with its assorted problems, had fared better than most other places. This makes the town a desirable target. This plays out in the last four episodes, culminating in the slam bang finale as Jericho is forced to go to war against an invading neighboring town. Season One's final episode "Why We Fight" ends on a cliffhanger, at which point, CBS pulled the plug on the series. And, boy, did that tick people off. But, thanks to the concerted efforts of its fans, who delivered thousands of pounds of nuts to CBS, the network greenlit a second season in the form of seven new episodes. And thank goodness! Seriously, a cliffhanger is NOT the way to go out!

Sidenote: Here's a cool gimmick: Each episode features a different Morse code played over the title shot, which offers a hint of what's going on in that particular episode. I've got to learn Morse code.

JERICHO - THE FIRST SEASON comes in a 6 disc package, and CBS doesn't stint on the bonus features. "Building Jericho" is the interesting 24-minute-long Making Of documentary, which includes snippets of cast audition clips (of Lennis James, Kenneth Mitchell, Pamela Reed, and Sprague Grayden). "What If?" is a sobering 9-minute segment delving into the history of the atomic bomb and the terrifying possibility of a nuclear attack today. You want episode commentaries? Or deleted scenes? You got 'em! Fifteen of the 22 episodes come with either an episode commentary or deleted scenes (or, sometimes, both). The commentaries are mostly by the executive producers (exec. producer/director Jon Turteltaub is actually kinda funny), although Skeet and Lennie James do pop in to drop their own words (Skeet in "Rogue River"; Lennie in "Red Flag"; Skeet & Lennie in "Vox Populi"). Would've been nice, though, to have commentary on the last episode "Why We Fight." But, overall, not too shabby for extras.

Now, if only the eyeball network can see fit to extend the second season beyond a mere seven episodes...
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David WilkinReviewed in the United States on February 26, 2013
4.0 out of 5 stars
Some of the post apocalypse setting, EMP does not work
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This series died to young and was rushed at the end. But it was good in some ways. What would we do after a bomb. I started watching after the fifth or sixth episode when it was on television and it is good to see it again.

Something that you would find fault with is that the people in charge are slow to realize that they need to nationalize everything. That the only way to survive will be to get in touch with, Canada perhaps so that supplies can get to them. That they need to make plans for cooking. Everyone will be barbecuing everything because those ovens and microwaves no longer work, and then where do we get charcoal to grill from...

Those questions should have been answered with a few small side scenes, but then the conspiracy drama overtook the show. That is why it doesn't have five stars. If the writers had thought about it more deeply, I would have given this more.
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SGT MedReviewed in the United States on March 4, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
Best Series Ever!
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A friend loaned the DVDs to me for the first series. I remembered when the show first aired and was only slightly interested, thinking it was be some twisted liberal nonsense. Therefore, I wasn't too excited to watch the loaned DVDs, but the wife and I did because my friend raved on and on about it. Turns out, it is, without question, the best TV Series I've ever watched!
The writers don't play down to the audience. The story line is fresh and intriguing and unpredictable. Once you become familiar with the characters, they don't change. They are who they are throughout the series, (unlike "Lost").
Lastly, this series, while only slightly far fetched, really makes you think about what 'could' happen if our country was attacked.
Outstanding show! I'd give it 10 stars if I could!!!!
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