Jeremiah: The Complete First Season [Import]
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A stunning sci-fi epic that re-envisions the future of mankind, this top-rated, action-packed original series is "intriguing" (Associated Press), "fascinating" (Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel) and "deep and intense" (Science Fiction Weekly)! Luke Perry ("Beverly Hills 90210," "Oz") stars as Jeremiah, one of the many young survivors of the "Big Death" that claimed the lives of every adult in the world 15 years ago. Now forging his way through a bleak wilderness fraught with danger and conspiracy, Jeremiah and his most trusted friend, Kurdy (Malcolm-Jamal Warner), are plunged into thrilling adventures that test every facet of their humanity and ultimately the fate of the human race itself!
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I am not sure if MGM plans on releasing the second season since it has now been 3 years since the release of season 1.
DVD Release Date: January 20, 2004.
It makes it a little hard to run out and buy the first season of a TV series, when your not sure if others seasons will ever be released.
P.S. This is a great series, well worth buying, even if you never get the next season.
I submitted the earlier part of this review in 2007 originally.
It now appears that Amazon.com will be selling the 2nd season using a manufactured on demand method. It is currently set to be released Mar 3, 2010.
So if you haven't already downloaded season 2, you maybe interested in picking up season 2 using this method.
It only took MGM 6 years, great job MGM, nice to know the consumer is important.
The story picks up fifteen years after the end of the Big Death, and thrusts the viewer into a world in which every child grew up an orphan, without guidance, or constraint; a world where violence is a constant threat.
At it's worst, "Jeremiah" is occasionally clunky (note, for instance, the episode "Ring of Truth"). At it's prime, however, the show is excellent: exciting, thoughtful, violent, humourous, and heartbreaking in turn.
While there is an overall arc, my favourite episodes are those which deal with how this massive tragedy played out on the personal scale. I was fascinated by the way in which a world full of children grew into adulthood with nothing and no one to guide them but their memories, and the remnants of the old world. If characters arcs and world-building are what attract you to a show, "Jeremiah" provides plenty to mull over. When dealing with issues of gender, religion, and race, "Jeremiah" sometimes comes close to being preachy, but never completely crosses the line.
The show can sometimes be frustrating as it seems problems are often solved through pure, dumb luck. In the same vein, Jeremiah and Kurdy often find themselves in trouble due to the same--and by all too often blundering into situations where caution and diplomacy are warranted. That said, however, I enjoy Jeremiah and Kurdy's partnership enough that watching them get in and out of trouble isn't much of a hardship.Read more ›
I normally don't bother to write 3-star reviews, but Jeremiah was a mixed bag that demanded comment. While composed of excellent story-telling and a rich background, the series suffers from too many "Duh, Ralph!" moments. I've never seen on screen a more realistic and vibrant "End of the World" setting, nor such a fine set of lead and character actors for same.
Yet the writing quality and direction fails to match. It's never really explained, for example, why Vahalla Sector doesn't shut-down and/or annex Thunder Mountain, which is run with a charming idealistic ineptness. Early on, it's clear that Vahalla Sector is aware of Thunder Mountain's current operations, structure, strategic value, and undisciplined security. They could have seized it in 15 minutes, but don't. Instead, they're checked in a couple of unconvincing Star-Trek-Next-Generation-like moves taken by Thunder Mountain. When they finally take decisive action, you're left wondering why Vahalla Sector didn't act 6 months earlier.
Also jarring are the too-often times that Jeremiah & Kurdy -- otherwise written and acted intelligently -- are bushwacked because they won't carry firearms. Yes, yes, I understand the pacifistic motivations (though the two never hesitate to snag weapons from the baddies and plink away). But show me why the pair weren't killed and left in a ditch after their first couple of captures.
The action scenes are hit-and-miss, ranging from gripping & visceral down to "A-Team" in quality.Read more ›
J. Michael Strazyncski's latest series written and developed for Showtime is adapted from Herman Huppen's comic book of the same name. While the scope of "Jeremiah" is much smaller than "Babylon 5", the stories are just as well told and focus more on character than technology. Luke Perry as the title character provides a fresh spin on a character that could easily have fallen into cliche. Malcolm-Jamal Warner provides balance for Perry's altruistic attempt to try and right the wrongs of the world. The two have chemistry on screen and make even the weakest episodes interesting.
While "Jeremiah" has a way to go before it can follow in the rather large footsteps of "Babylon 5" and "Crusade", it's off to a promising start. Stracyznski wrote the pilot as well as roughly half 19 episodes included in this six disc first season boxed set. While the writing does occasionally fail to deliver, the series provides interesting and powerful entertainment as this new venue allows Stracyznski to tackle a number of subjects he wasn't able to with the broad canvas of "Babylon 5". One of the weaknesses of the first couple of episodes is the villain Theo.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
When the series originally ran on the showtime network, I was only able to watch the pilot, for some reason. Read morePublished on May 30 2004 by Amazon Customer
One of the best series put out. If you like Stargate series, you WILL like this one as well.
The character development between the 2 main leads is great to watch. Read more
SIMPLY WONDERFUL ALL THE WAY---JUST HURRY AND RELEASE SEASON 2 PLEASE ON DVD------IF YOU LIKE X-FILES YOU WILL LOVE THIS BOX SETPublished on April 18 2004
This was an amazingly fantastic show with some serious points to make.For those of you that love the X-Files and Dark Angel series,heres a mix of both with hunky Luke Perry and... Read morePublished on Feb. 26 2004
This television series is one thought and creative integrity. The idea of the 'big death' is so real that one has to be glued to every episode. Read morePublished on Feb. 24 2004 by Melissa
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