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Old 03-20-2008, 03:48 PM   #76
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I think they need to make a 2 hr series finally. And the ending should be the "Big Bang" The universe explodes again, or have Mulder and Scully show up to save the day with the lone gun men's help.
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Old 03-20-2008, 05:06 PM   #77
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If next week is it, they have to put Skeet Ulrich back on TV asap. I don't care if it's Dancing With the Stars, he belongs on my TV!
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Well it's official, Jericho is cancelled. What a bloody drag.

March 21, 2008

For the second time in two years, "Jericho" has reached the end of its CBS run.

CBS announced on Friday (March 21) that next Tuesday's new "Jericho," already set to be the show's second season finale, will also be its series finale.

"The March 25th episode of Jericho will be the series finale," says CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler.

http://www.zap2it.com/tv/news/zap-cb...,6182598.story
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Doesn't surprise me, and I'm really not all that disappointed. Like I said, I don't think there was really much farther to go with the story.
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Old 03-25-2008, 01:51 PM   #80
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This show has done some gutsy stuff I never thought would be scene on network TV. Great parallels with Iraq or any occupied nation. Honest depiction of the complexity of terrorism -- that, just like war -- its moral judgment depends on the case; insurgents and terrorists can be justified (as in the cast of Jericho's inhabitants) or not (as in the bomber's willingness to sacrifice so many lives). Wonderful perspective of the subjects of US occupation, and I was so happy to see more criticism of Blackwater by this bunch of writers than all of CNN and the mainstream media!

I'm so sorry CBS has been foolish enough to cancel it.

I fear this may result from fans (including sci fi fans) tendency to prefer DVRing and downloading, when they have a Nielsen box, to watching it live and have effectively killed another good show.
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You better get used to it, muldfeld. DVRs ain't going nowhere.
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You better get used to it, muldfeld. DVRs ain't going nowhere.
The thing is DVRs don't allow us to watch shows. Live ratings do. It's fans with Nielsen boxes that have to conform to live programming or face losing their favorite shows.

It's the industry's fault for promoting a technology that cuts into their profits, but they're still judging shows based on live ratings and not DVD sales. So, fans have the choice and they chose wrong.

Get ready for even more reality TV and more cliche drama: CSIs, Law and Orders, many another Grey's Anatomy spinoff, etc.

I don't think watching live is that big a deal, if you care about an unpopular show (unlike "Lost") and want it to survive -- at least leave the TV on, you know?
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The thing is DVRs don't allow us to watch shows. Live ratings do. It's fans with Nielsen boxes that have to conform to live programming or face losing their favorite shows.
I was a Nielsen house and didn't have a box--I was given a booklet to fill out--so the box isn't the only way to determine ratings. Nielsen will have to update its way of tracking to keep up. Popular shows are DV-Rd as much as unpopular ones, right? I watch almost nothing live anymore and somehow the really good shows stick around.

I liked Jericho for the very reasons you stated--especially the Blackwater commentary--but I didn't know one other person in my whole life except for people on this forum who watched it. They were bold in their ideas but the writing was lame and just didn't measure up to some of the other great shows on TV. If the writing had been better, I think it would have been more popular.
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They were bold in their ideas but the writing was lame and just didn't measure up to some of the other great shows on TV. If the writing had been better, I think it would have been more popular.
I agree, they had some good ideas but the execution was poor...

It seemed like every episode needed to have at least one "heart-warming" moment that always felt out of place...

The whole tone of the show felt kind of off if you ask me... If nuclear bombs had been dropped on all major US cities (and one close by) you would think life would not go back to normal as quickly as it did, half the time it seemed like nothing had happened at all...

I dunno, I guess I was hoping for more of a post-apocalyptic Road Warrior'esque story...
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There's nothing you can do about it. It's gone; it's had.

My parents have been renting this from Netflix and said it's pretty good. It still reminds me a hell of a lot of a book I read in school called "Alas, Babylon."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alas_Babylon
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That's all, folks!
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Originally posted by Muldfeld

The thing is DVRs don't allow us to watch shows. Live ratings do. It's fans with Nielsen boxes that have to conform to live programming or face losing their favorite shows.

It's the industry's fault for promoting a technology that cuts into their profits, but they're still judging shows based on live ratings and not DVD sales. So, fans have the choice and they chose wrong.

Get ready for even more reality TV and more cliche drama: CSIs, Law and Orders, many another Grey's Anatomy spinoff, etc.

I don't think watching live is that big a deal, if you care about an unpopular show (unlike "Lost") and want it to survive -- at least leave the TV on, you know?
You need to do a little research. DVRs aren't your problem.
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That's all, folks!
And it went out in true Jericho style...anticlimactic, with Jake saving the day.

So why am I sad?
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One of the actors playing a soldier,
was Marlo on The Wire

he's 0 for 2 this season.
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well, that petty much sucked...

talk about a rushed ending, the least they could have done would be a 2 hour finale to pad it out a little...
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