Saturday, September 24, 2016

DVD Review : JERICHO Series 1

“Satisfyingly set-up potboiler…cinematically epic” —Forbes

Acorn TV’s new British Western stars Jessica Raine (Call the Midwife, Wolf Hall, Agatha Christie’s Partners in Crime) as Annie Quaintain, a widowed mother-of-two who is forced to start a new life in the remote town of Jericho in the rugged Yorkshire landscape. She is able to find a home for her family, but must also provide lodging for the rowdy railroad workers passing through. When handsome worker Johnny Jackson (Hans MathesonThe Tudors) shows up on her door, he brings with him a load of trouble that could threaten Annie’s new life. Love, loss, and intrigue abound in this British western set in 1870s Yorkshire. The atmospheric 8-part period drama co-stars Clarke Peters (The Wire) with guest star Mark Addy (The Full Monty, Game of Thrones) (3-disc set,. $59.99). Premiered and available on Acorn TV.

My Thoughts 

Jericho is a exciting series set in  in Yorkshire in the 1870s. Annie is a widow forced to sell her home after her husband dies. She eventually sets up a lodging house in Jericho where she has to deal with some pretty shady characters. Everyone seems to have something to hide, and Annie doesn't always know who to trust. Just when she thinks she is going to have a fresh start, a serious crime jeopardizes her new path in life. This series includes eight great episodes. Here is a little about each one: 

1- Annie heads to Culverdale Valley, but it's not an easy road.

2- Things already get wild and a detective is in search of someone trying to sabotage the new railway. 

3- Racial tensions are fueled and a possible wedding of convenience could take place. 

4- Annie struggles with her family affairs and the investigation continues.

5- Financial issues put a strain on the community. 

6- A new quarry is needed but the location stirs more trouble.

7- A murder suspect is held in the tavern until his trial.

8 - Things are looking up for the viaduct and Annie's love life. A great end to the first season.
I really enjoyed this series. It was exciting and I love the rue historical elements. I definitely want to see Series 2!  The costumes and scenario were all very realistic, and the acting is suburb.  If you'd like to grab a copy of this fantastic series for yourself, you can find it online at Amazon or on Acorn Media.


Theresa N. said...

Sounds like a good show. I'll have to look for it.
Theresa N