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I thought Jericho got renewed and googled it so much, now I'm just sad.  Is this show still good?

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I thought Jericho got renewed and googled it so much, now I'm just sad.  Is this show still good?

It is, if costume drama is your thing - it's set somewhere around the 1870s. It's the rougher side of Victorian England - the set-up is basically a respectable woman with two kids is widowed and left with nothing, and ends up trying to make a living in the shanty town that's sprung up around the construction of a viaduct in Yorkshire. Most costume dramas either stick with the love lives of the upper class or go full on Dickensian - this one does neither, instead gives a broad cross-section of society. Plenty of strong characters, both male and female, POC representation (including American actor Clarke Peters as probably the most intriguing character in the show) - and a plot that can keep you guessing, as it tends not to go down the most predictable route. I'm enjoying it. :)

Edited by Llywela.
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I am wondering - and hoping that PBS will air this in the US. The premise and characters sound very intriguing.

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I thought Jericho got renewed and googled it so much, now I'm just sad.  Is this show still good?

Me too! The screeching-of-tires sound was me racing into this topic ready to cheer that my favorite and too quickly killed show was given a reprieve. (again.)  That said, I also like UK period stuff mixed in with post-apocalyptic stuff (my Sunday viewing consists of TWD and Downton right now) so I will be watching if/when this one comes across the pond to PBS or where ever.

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It's available now on Acorn.  Liking it very much so far.  BTW, Acorn is well worth the yearly fee for great Brit, Aussie and Canadian programming.

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