Jericho - 2006 TV Series - Excerpts from WikipediaSubmitted by Man In the Box on Tue, 06/25/2013 - 23:43
Sorry I've brought such uplifting posts today, but this has been on my mind alot lately, and I wanted to share with my DP fam.
As the title suggests, selected Highlights from the Wikipedia Entry about the 2006 TV Show, "Jericho"
Jericho is an American action/drama series that centers on the residents of the fictional town of Jericho, Kansas, in the aftermath of nuclear attacks on 23 major cities in the contiguous United States.
The storyline centers on the residents of Jericho, a small northwest Kansas town, in the aftermath of nuclear attacks on 23 major cities in the United States. The series begins with a visible nuclear detonation of unknown origin in nearby Denver, Colorado. Problems are compounded by loss of power and modern communications, effectively isolating Jericho. Later, power is restored to Jericho by what is alluded to as the efforts of the U.S. government. However, an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) from an unknown source disables all electronics.
The military forces of the new Allied States of America (ASA), which now govern most of what was formerly the Western United States, have restored order to Jericho and its surrounding region, putting an abrupt end to the conflict between Jericho and its rival town, New Bern. As a sense of normalcy returns to town, the plot shifts away from the day-to-day survival to life and political intrigue under the ASA government.
Known only to Hawkins and a select few, the September attacks were neither a foreign nor domestic terrorist act, but a conspiracy of unknown perpetrators within the highest level of the former U.S. government. Hawkins must calculate his every move to avoid capture, to piece together the trail of evidence, and, ultimately, to bring the truth to light before the conspiracy's mastermind buries it forever.
Meanwhile, Jericho's residents deal with the reality of the new ASA government based in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Initially welcomed as saviors, the government's military and mercenary agents transform life in Jericho into a repressive police state, under the leadership of a private security contracting firm, Ravenwood, in turn owned by the company Jennings & Rall, which has major ties to, and sponsors, the leaders of the ASA government.
23 small simultaneous nuclear detonations coordinated around the country, destroying the vast majority of Urban America, conducted by unknown perpetrators within the highest level of the former U.S. government.
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