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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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The premise might not be for everyone as it is a dark and grim view of our future but the underlying message is about hope. The characters in this series are at a crossroads -- they can continue to prey off the remains of the "old world" until there is nothing left or they can try to rebuild their world into something better than what came before them.
Season one was a bit of a bumpy ride and perhaps had a slow start but it was worth it in the end. I followed this show after being a fan of Babylon 5 for many years and knew it was going to be worth it if I just held out long enough. Boy, was I was right!
It was fun to pay attention to the little details that were semi-hidden on the first viewing, only to discover that they all contributed to the greater arc of the show. Even the "bad" episodes all tied into the larger picture and became part of a wonderful tapestry called, JEREMIAH.
Some of my favorite episodes that had my head spinning for days at the numerous possibilities presented were FIREWALL, TRIPWIRE and the two-part season finale, THINGS LEFT UNSAID.
If you haven't had a chance to see this show, I strongly urge you to check out this series, as it is one of the most thought-provoking and intelligent shows produced. Give it a season and if you aren't hooked by the end, return it or donate it to your local library. However, I have a feeling that you will either tune into Showtime to see season two or you will be anxiously awaiting the next season's set to arrive at your door.
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.
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 ›
The premise is good, and designed to appeal to network executives: 15 years ago, everyone past puberty died in a plague. Therefore, everyone left alive today is under 30... and has few social inhibitions against nudity or casual sex. (Hooray for cable!) People are starting to believe that they're not going to die the Big Death themselves, and are creating families and communities. The big raiding gangs are running out of places to raid, and people are banding together to kill them off.
And now people in the hidden shelters, laden with the old technology, are starting to come out and shape the world... Will we make a new world that's better than the old? Or will the remains of the old shape the new?
The show is very powerful. Right and wrong are frequently blurry. Real things happen; our heroes sometimes make a difference and sometimes fail. And it's got a socko ending!
I gave this 4 stars because sometimes it seemed to lose focus. There are some practical issues; I think there's entirely too much clothing in good repair all over the place, and canned tuna doesn't last 15 years. I think. Though our characters do make it up from time to time. At one point, they identified someone from an enclave by his underwear: "Hey, Jeremiah, when's the last time you saw someone wearing undamaged underpants?"
I also wanted to see more DVD extras. There were some features on the first disc, but all the others didn't even have a commentary track. I missed that.
And for you hearing-impaired folks, I never managed to find a way to turn on close-captioning or subtitles.
So if the show premise sounds interesting to you, go for it. If you're not sure, let's wait and see how the next seasons go.
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Jeremiah's world is one where self-interest comes all too often before simple human kindness, and hope is both rare and dangerous. Read morePublished on Dec 20 2004
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
MAN WHEN I WAS WATCHING IT I FELT LIKE IT COULD REALLY HAPPEN,I WENT THOURGH ALL TYPES OF EMOTION WACTHING IT I COULD FEEL WHAT LUKE AND MALCHOLM WAS GOING THROUGH. Read morePublished on Feb. 23 2004 by W. Faison
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