Pop Culture Junkette

Addicted to pop culture.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Yes, I'm Still Watching Jericho

Bailey and I were talking yesterday about all the great TV shows out there, leading up to the embarassing admission that, yeah, even though it really doesn't fit in that category, we're both still watching every episode of Jericho. I've finally abandoned all hope that the show will ever be good, and yet, I still tune in every damn week. We all need to rage at stupidity a little in our life, and Jericho gives me that opportunity every week. And I love it for that. This last "cliffhanger" episode before the holiday hiatus (the show won't be back with a new episode until Feb. 21) was AWESOMELY bad.

AWESOMELY bad plot point #1: The stupidity of using that massive generator to power the bar's jukebox. Maybe I'm an idiot, but don't they need fuel to power that generator? This magic generator isn't solar or wind powered or anything right? And wasn't it just a few weeks ago that the townies were scraping together enough gas to keep the HOSPITAL's generator running for just a few more hours? What happened to the scarcity issue (not to mention the hospital's generator)? Did Jericho suddenly hit an oil well leading kindergarten teacher Heather to remember some cute refinery method using fertilizer and tap water that she saw on Bill Nye so they have an endless supply of gas? I know one of the pallets in the mysterious supply drop included fuel, but . . . how long could that possibly last? Especially when everyone in town is driving endlessly around in gas guzzling old pick-up trucks, apparently for the sheer joy of movement.

ABPP #2: Gracie's dead y'all. WOOOHOO! And the town is totally ready to lynch the man who allegedly committed the "first murder in Jericho in 30 years" because the following things don't count as murders in Kansas: (1) the death of the sheriff and his deputy(ies?) at the hands of escaped prisoners (it did happen outside of town limits), (2) the shooting of said escaped prisoners, (also outside of town limits, plus they were asking for it), (3) that guy in the mine who Mayor Grey (he of the quoted comment) just conveniently prevented from getting medical attention because he was bumming the other mine dwellers out (exigent circumstances dude, totally ok.) Of course, the man they're ready to string up didn't actually kill anyone, and has in fact saved the townfolks collective ass more than once. But he's BAD so he must die. If Jonah is actually off this show I'm going to be mightily disappointed. He's one of the few characters I actually root for.

To keep this from becoming as long as one of Red's posts on TAR, ABPP 3-5: Dale turning into a teenage vigilante to avenge the odious Gracie; Bonnie punishing her brother for hooking up with the IRS agent who's no longer an IRS agent (because the IRS no longer exists and therefore can no longer take the farm that Bonnie has apparently been running "on [her] own") (DUH Bonnie)) by herself hooking up with hoodlum Sean; and Emily the bland almost hooking up with Jake of the serial-killer blank affect only to be interrupted by the arrival in town of her fiancee as part of what appears to be a group of zombies.

Actually awesome plot developments: (1) Mayor Green is no longer mayor. Can't wait to see him in the role of opposition instead of town patriarch. If they bump off Grey or he ends up resigning and giving Papa Green is job back I'm going to be pissed. I want the fantastic Gerald McRaney as Papa Green grumping from the sidelines. (2) I kind of like Steamy. I've loved the actress who plays Mimi ever since she was on Another World back in the early 90s. I'm rooting for those two crazy kids.

In writing this out I've come to the embarassing conclusion that I'm going to miss this show while it's on hiatus. I've grown to love these idiots.



Blogger MrMotivation said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

11/30/2006 8:44 PM  
Blogger MrMotivation said...

I have witnessed many great acts of courage, but none compare to these two Jericho viewers. It sounds like the show is rivialing the new William Shatner game show for content. What change from “save the cheer leader” to lynch the hero while playing the jukebox. The way it is described, it really does sound like Armagedon.

11/30/2006 8:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I found this site using [url=http://google.com]google.com[/url] And i want to thank you for your work. You have done really very good site. Great work, great site! Thank you!

Sorry for offtopic

11/08/2009 12:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who knows where to download XRumer 5.0 Palladium?
Help, please. All recommend this program to effectively advertise on the Internet, this is the best program!

11/14/2009 3:58 PM  
Blogger dong dong said...

Cheap Michael Kors Handbags Outlet
ugg boots
Jordan 8 Phoenix Suns
cheap uggs
uggs outlet
tory burch sale
fitflops sale clearance
coach factory outlet
Toms Outlet Store Online
celine bags
Michael Kors Outlet Sale Handbags Discount
ugg outlet
authentic louis vuitton handbags
michael kors outlet
louis vuitton handbags
michael kors outlet
Oakley Polarized Sunglasses Cheap Outlet Store
Jordan Concords Low And High
coach outlet
michael kors uk
Authentic Louis Vuitton Bags Discount
Abercrombie and Fitch USA Outlet Store
michael kors outlet
michael kors outlet
Montblanc Pen Refills Outlet
Outlet Michael Kors Handbags
Nike Kobe Bryant Basketball Shoes
uggs clearance
cheap ugg boots
Christian Louboutin Outlet Sale Cheap Online
Ralph Lauren Polo Shirts Clearance

10/15/2015 11:34 PM  
Blogger aaa kitty20101122 said...

kobe 9
true religion
tom ford sunglasses
kobe shoes
adidas nmd r1
nike zoom running shoe
jordan shoes
stephen curry shoes
lebron 13
michael kors factory outlet

9/09/2017 4:48 AM  
Blogger jeje said...

adidas tubular x
michael kors factory outlet
michael kors factory outlet
yeezy boost 350 v2
michael kors outlet handbags
vans shoes
nike roshe run one
kobe byrant shoes
air jordan
vans shoes

11/20/2017 8:02 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home