posted on Mar, 30 2008 @ 04:15 AM
I think in this case (and for the record, I *loved* Jericho, and saw all of them, including watching the finale just tonight on tape) that the
simplest explanation is the correct one. Jericho is a thinking person's show. It is complex, it has interesting, believable characters, it has a
story that arcs over multiple episodes, and it strikes rather close to home, especially for the Americans, I'll bet, though being Canadian I can't
be sure on that last point. Ravenwood parallels Blackwater, J&R parallels Halliburton, and many of the characters sound just like the way I'd
imagine some of the people on this board are like, if I were ever to meet you guys.
Like I said, Jericho is a thinking person's show. And as such, it has great difficulty competing with the drivel that is mass-produced for the
general populace. I wrote an email to CBS a few days ago, when I found out that Jericho had been cancelled, and begged them to keep it going, not
that it would do any good, but it made me feel a little better. I suggested to them that CBS cut one of their 'dime-a-dozen reality TV shows'
(direct quote) and leave a spot in their schedule for Jericho. I probably just ended up pissing off whoever read it with that veiled insult, even
though it's true.
Could the cancellation have been related to something else? Well, it's possible. Jericho did dwell on a lot of contemporary themes, like the issue
of corporations 'in bed' with the government, private mercenaries working for the government, and corrupt leaders.
I'm getting too tired to think; it's late where I am. I was going to say more, but I'll leave it at that for tonight. So if it looks like I
stopped in mid-thought (which I kinda did) that's why.