“Jericho”

While momsitting last night, I happened on Jericho, the post-apocalyptic TV series responsible for this post. I decided to give it a watch, but was only able to stand about twenty minutes before giving up. However, that’s not going to stop me from writing this review:

CREATIVE:
So what do you think, JB?

SUIT:
I’m sorry, but this is routine.

CREATIVE:
Routine? I put my heart into this.

SUIT:
You got a small Kansas town where the Sheriff can’t decide if he wants to leave his wife for a barmaid. You got a prodigal son with a history coming back to town. A mayor with health problems and a sharp tongued wife. A gang of dangerous hoods, and someone with a mysterious, shadowy past. It’s routine potboiler stuff, comes across my desk all the time. Sorry, but the network is taking a pass on this.

CREATIVE:
I see.
(gets up to leave)
Wait. What if I made some changes?

SUIT:
What kind of changes?

CREATIVE:
What if I…
(reaching for an answer)
What if there was something different about the town?

SUIT:
What can possibly be different about a small Kansas town?

CREATIVE:
What if… what if it was…
(the light goes on)
I know! What if it was caught up in the middle of a nuclear war?

SUIT:
Hmmm. Take a bit of rewriting.

CREATIVE:
Not much. A couple of special effect explosions would take care of that.

SUIT:
What about stuff like fallout? Radioactivity?

CREATIVE:
Fallout, schmallout. This isn’t Shakespeare.

SUIT:
(thinks about it)

CREATIVE:
And I’ll introduce you to that blonde we saw at the restaurant.

SUIT:
(pulling a contract from a desk drawer)
Sign here.

It’s a shame, too… Pamela Reed is a criminally underrated actress.

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One response to ““Jericho”

  1. Joe, you overlooked one additional change that was made. The prodigal son is ALSO a character with a mysterious, shadowy past. Whew, I bet that really took them a while to come up with.Actually, as much as I complain about this show I can’t stop watching it. I keep thinking that its like watching a trainwreck and I can’t look away. Oh wait… they had the trainwreck in episode three…

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