I enjoyed the show, but was dissapointed with CBS's presentation of it. It seemed like the show only filled a little more than half an hour, there
were far too many commercial breaks, and they were far too long. I don't think that I will watch the show as its broadcast again, but rather record
it and skip the commercials. Far better was, for example, the premier of that show 'Smith', which only had occasional interuptions that consisted
of a single commerical for some new movie. I fast forwarded past them, but its possible that some people might just watch them, since they are
interesting and so short anyway. It also provided for much more of a show to be presented, made it seem like it was a big event, and thus a really
good show. They definitly should premier any show like that. Perhaps they didn't with this one becuase there wasn't much to it.
There really was just too little in the show to comment on it much, but what was there was pretty good. The score was pretty poor though.
I like the character Jake's Father, if perhaps only because he was on Deadwood this past season and played a damned good villian.
The tension being set up between the Dad, who is the incumbent mayor, and his opponent for mayor, looks like it could get interesting. I also like the
twist of having a busload of escaped convicts running around at the same time. The St. Louis cop character seems like he should be the mayor though!
I didn't like how, when you listen to that kid's answering machine message from his mom, that they see the mushroom cloud, and you hear them being
killed by the explosion, at least, I didn't like it insofar as I expect that that'd never happen, the EMP from the explosion should knock out the
machine before there is a mushroom cloud, and long long before the explosion hits them. But, it was a good dramatic moment, so who cares. I mean,
none of the cars that were on the road should be running either, from the EMP, as far as I undestand it, but why be a sticklery. I'm curious to see
how they will surive the fallout. The show is a remake of an older series called jericho, but I am not familiar with that show, so its all new to me.
I think that the kid on the roof top crying over the mushroom cloud is unrealistic, that might be more appropriate in the old show, when people were
doing 'nuke cover' drills in schools and the like, but today, I don't know.