February 18, 2008
Jericho Season 2, Episode 1
Jericho returns with a seven episode run and a desperate attempt to save its very existence.
(Note that Hallmark apparently has the rights to show Jericho first in the UK, which means that ITV4 won't be able to show season 2 immediately after they finish season (imminently))
The start of season 2 has a little of the Deus ex Machina about it, and yet makes sense. It's almost a reboot, signaling that the show has moved on from its small town survival story to a bigger, thriller styled search for the culprits.
It was definitely enjoyable, and somehow feels more Science Fiction, with a divided USA and a new flag; old tropes used well. And yet, there was a bit of me that was sad about the passing of the soap opera survival stories.
still, I think we're in store for an action-packed, entertaining seven episodes.