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Hunger Games Meets Jericho Meets The Postman

Well, this looks…awful.

I’d like just once to have TV do a post-apocalypse show right. Having everyone be beautiful, unblemished, healthy, well-groomed, and attired in bright, clean, factory-made clothes 15 years after the entire world blacked out calls for a bit more suspension of disbelief than I’m able to muster. Jericho could almost get away with it, given the establishing apocalypse happened about 20 minutes into the first episode – everyone started off healthy and well-fed, and there were still stockpiles of soap, shampoo, makeup, and new clothes left over.

And don’t get me started on how post-apocalypse bad guys are always stereotypical “military psychopaths” with an authoritarian bent and leather wardrobe that would make Ernst Roehm salivate.

2 comments to Hunger Games Meets Jericho Meets The Postman

  • Brad

    This new show so reminds me Jericho. What could have been a perfectly reasonable premise for a TV series, ruined by stupid Hollywood PC think. Jericho had such promise and devolved into such dumb crap. I wonder if the writers were soaked with repressed rage over the war in Iraq, or if they were so cowardly that they only villain they were willing pin the blame on for nuking America, was America! We nuked ourselves? Good grief.

    I still have hope for the TV show, Falling Skies, though. The first season which ran last year never bumped up into anything offensively stupid. I have my fingers crossed for the next season starting this June.

    The Walking Dead is worth watching too.

  • I haven’t seen “Falling Skies”, but “Jericho” and “Walking Dead” irritate me for the same reasons: the unlikeability of the characters and the implausibility of their responses to the central situation.