Saturday, September 22, 2007

A Monster Fan Interview: Paige

I first met Paige when she posted on the CBS board asking for people to sign the petition for The Black Donnelly's which had just been cancelled. She watched an episode of Jericho and was hooked. Here's what she has to say:

1. Are you a newcomer to the Jericho series?

Yes. I started watching Jericho online shortly after hearing about the Jericho fan campaign to bring the show back. I thought if that many people are sold on this show, it is one that I would like to check out. I watched 14 episodes online to ensure I would be caught up when the 1st season aired again this summer. I have to say that watching the show on my bigger screen is much better than online since the episode buffers every minute or so.

2. What appealed to you that got you to watch?

The pilot left me wanting more; a fictional account of something that could be very real connected with me. It brought to life how much we as a society take so much for granted. How would we survive if something like this happened? We already live in a society where a percentage of people try to make a difference and another percentage expects someone else will and should take care of them. Jericho touches on all of that. Aside from that, the writing and acting is superb. I am left guessing each week about each character; are they good, bad, confused or just trying to get through life like all of us are.

3. How do you think more new viewers might be attracted to watch?

In my opinion if you are trying to get more viewers, you air encore episodes on another affiliate cable channel during the weekend and or in different time slots during the week; or you air Jericho marathons. I personally have become a fan of several different shows once I saw them on a weekend or after another show I was already watching. Marathons are great for the weekend couch potato!

4. What about the show makes you continue to watch?

Once you fall in love with the people of Jericho you want to know how they will survive and what happens next. Jericho leaves you with just enough curiosity to keep tuning in whether it is a character or a plot twist. I just watched Friday’s episode and cried during the last 30 minutes of the show. If a show can move you to tears and then to hope, it is a show worth watching.

5. Who is your favorite character and why?

Hawkins is my favorite character; he was my favorite from the beginning. He is so interesting to me. The love he has for Darcy and the family is shadowed by the job he has to do or is running from. I just can’t figure him out! I wait week to week to see what transpires with his story.

Add a comment if you like.

I can’t believe that Jericho was even considered to be canceled. Jericho is so real on so many levels! It has heart, depth and action to say the least. I hope CBS sees Jericho as what it is; a hit show.

Friday, September 21, 2007

A Monster Fan Interview: Lisibee

Please allow me to introduce you to my friend Lisibee, Beth, Edna. Now, Lisibee/Beth is a wonderful person who loves Jericho.

Margie: She also loves that Sprague and we all know Jake belongs with Emily.

Anyway, Beth is kind, generous, supportive, has a delightful sense of humor, and is half of Margie and Edna.

Margie: The worst half if you ask me.

As I was saying, Lisibee supports all Jericho projects, diggs like a pro, comments, and posts on the message boards. Please meet this passionate Jericho fan.

1. What do you like best about Jericho?

What I like best about Jericho has really evolved over time. Initially, what drew me to the show was the opportunity to watch Skeet Ulrich and Gerald McRaney. But as I continued to watch the show, my favorite thing about Jericho became what so many other people have said: this show draws you in and makes you think about what you would do should something this catastrophic happen in your town. How would you handle it? Would you be able to step up and do what was necessary in order to survive, or would you crumble in time of crisis? (We all hope that we can be stoic when we need to, but who really knows until we’re tested, like the characters on Jericho have been?)

After having watched the entire season multiple times, I’ve realized that my absolute favorite thing about Jericho is how each and every female character is portrayed as strong and capable. All of the women on the show, even the irritating ones, are “tough broads” in their own right. I love the writers, producers, and actresses for that.

2. Who is your favorite actor/actress and why?

Sprague Hayden--she does such a good job with Heather, portraying her as the serious, smart, and slightly neurotic girl-next-door. She’s so earnest in her portrayal, which I love. I cannot tell you how happy I was when we found out Heather was alive--I think my neighbors heard me yelling triumphantly, “I KNEW IT!!”

However, Bob Stephenson is a close second. What he manages to do with Jimmy’s role is nothing short of fantastic. Jimmy may seem sort of bumbling sometimes, but you know he’s just a nice guy who wants to keep his town safe. And maybe provide a little marriage/family counseling along the way.

3. Should people buy the DVD? Why or why not?

People should absolutely buy the DVD, if they can afford to. Not only would they have a copy of one of the best shows to come along in a long time, that they can watch over and over again, but they will also be contributing indirectly to keeping the show on the air longer than 7 episodes. CBS will be monitoring DVD sales, and they’ll be able to see that there’s enough demand for the show to make it fiscally feasible to continue production. Hey, it happened with other shows (i.e., Family Guy), why not Jericho?

4. What is your favorite thread on the RFJ board and why?

My favorite thread on RFJ…that’s a toughie. (If you’ve been paying attention at all during this interview, you’ll see that I am physically incapable of narrowing things down to just one choice.) Being a vidder myself, I’m partial to the “Fan Videos” threads. (I’m constantly amazed to see what people come up with, we have some very talented people in this fandom.) I also like the “Sent to Blackjack” threads, which are a fun way for people to interact who maybe hadn’t before. Really though, I love all of RFJ.

5. How can we attract new viewers to Jericho? To the message boards?

This is something I struggle with all the time. I think the best way to do it is talk about the show—to everyone you see. Talk it up to your friends, talk about it to strangers, find ways to bring it up in conversation without being obnoxious. Ask people if they’ve heard of the show—if they haven’t, direct them to jerichorises.com and tell them they can watch the show online. You never know if the person you’re talking to is part of a Nielsen family. Tell them about the message boards, where there are so many people discussing all aspects of the show. There is the main CBS board of course, but there are also various other boards (RFJ, Jericho Rally Point, Nuts For Jericho) if people don’t feel comfortable jumping right in to the big pond. However, the official CBS site should be every new fan’s first stop.

One of the things that I’ve also done to try and attract new viewers is to promote the show through the fan videos. I send around the YouTube “Promote Jericho” playlist that I put together to everyone I know; it’s in my email signature line, and I actively pimp the videos in as many places as I can. YouTube is such a popular video site, and the more visible and numerous the fan-made Jericho videos are, the more likely it is that non-viewers will watch them and become curious enough to watch the show.

YouTube Promote Jericho video playlist:


6. Didn't you create Edna of the Margie/Edna duo?

Yes, I did, although she’d be nothing without Margie! Edna and Margie came about because you and I wanted a creative way to write the “Casus Belli” recap for Amy Vernon’s Guest Blogger Experiment over at the Remote Access TV blog. We realized after we were done with that recap that Edna and Margie had a whole lot more to say, and they both just took on a life of their own from there. Edna and Margie went on to recap “Why We Fight” for Remote Access, and they currently answer fan-submitted questions in a regular advice column.

7. What do you love about those two?

Well, they get away with saying pretty much whatever they want to, in grand eccentric old lady fashion. Although they are gruff and sometimes cutting with each other, they have a sisterly bond that is strong. They have their fingers on the pulse of the Jericho community, and they are privy to all sorts of information. But most of all, they are just so darn fun to write!

Any more comments?

I have had such fun being a Jericho fan these last four months. Prior to the show’s cancellation, I was the only person I knew who watched the show, so I enjoyed it in private. On the eve of the cancellation, I visited the various message boards for the first time, and learned what a large online fandom existed for the show. Then once the word came down from CBS that they weren’t bringing the show back, I joined in and voiced my outrage--primarily in the form of my “Dear CBS” YouTube video, which much to my surprise ended catching the eye of NY Times’ Virginia Heffernan, who used it in one of her “Screens” blogs. I realized at that point just how many unhappy Jericho fans were out there, and I tossed my hat into the ring with everyone else in the “Save Jericho” campaign. Nothing’s been the same since. People banded together in such a short time with a common goal, many of us going outside of our comfort zone to reach out to strangers to promote this fantastic show. I’ve learned a lot about myself over the past four months, and I’m never again going to fall into the trap of thinking that one voice doesn’t make a difference. Because you know what? It can and it did, and I’m so very proud of all of us.

Here’s to many more seasons of Jericho! Keep up the fight, Rangers!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

A Monster Fan Interview: Azlady4

Gayle is a Digger extraordaire as well as commenter. You will see her everywhere posting as azlady4. I appreciate her time in doing this interview and I've loved knowing more about her.

1. Do you have a favorite chat room? What is it? If you don't use chat
why not?

I have never been in a chat room. I have no idea how to navigate one.
would like to try one but just haven't gotten around to it.

2. What would you do if CBS canceled Jericho again after Season 2?

I think at that point the only option that might be possible would be to
shop for a new home for Jericho on another network. I have always felt
might be a viable alternative if it comes down to that. I know other
networks were interested before so hopefully they would still be
and I feel it would be certainly worth a try. I think that would have to
predominantly the producers to do this, but maybe the fans could help in
some way. It has been done successfully in the past with several shows
and I
heard one of the Law and Order series just moved to a cable network so
obviously it can be done.

3. Johnston Green died in Season 1. Will someone die in Season 2? Why or
not? Who?

Probably, I think to keep the story realistic somebody has to die, but
unless they really have to cut back the budget I don't think it will be
anybody as significant as Johnston Green. I think maybe Constantino, or
possibly Dale. They both have PO'd a lot of the wrong people so they are
a definite possibility, but will have to wait and see.

4. If you could talk to Nina Tassler right now what would you say?

Nina, we really appreciate the fact that you listened and heard our
and brought back our beloved show. However, you told us that we, the
need to attract more viewers to ensure a longer life for Jericho. Well,
Nina, I don't really feel that should have been put on our backs in the
first place, but we did what you asked and have been doing everything we
within our power to make that happen. But you also said that CBS was
to do their part with heavy promoting and advertising and make every
on your end to give Jericho the exposure that it needs to be successful.
don't see that happening. Also, although Jericho being preempted for
prescheduled football every other week is disappointing it is
understandable. But these sudden preemptions without warning in some
and not in others, which seems to be happening frequently is not
understandable, and definitely not helping our cause, it is hurting it.
may not have any control over this issue if it is the work of the local
affiliates, but if you don’t I just ask that when you check the ratings
performance for each week you be aware that Jericho was not on in all
because it is going to have a negative effect on its numbers. I realize
that you have new shows starting soon and they are a priority right now,
we would really appreciate a little communication from you as to what
and CBS's intentions are over the next weeks or months as far as what
plans are for Jericho and if and how you are going to promote it.

5. How can CBS count all the viewers who watch and not just a select

They're going to have to find a way somehow, that is a given, because
obviously just going by the few "chosen ones" isn't working anymore. I
really think they need to implement sensors of some kind or find some
to count exactly how many "hits" each show is getting from all
including homes, hotel and hospital rooms, bars, dorms, and everywhere.
websites can track how many hits they get, there has to be a way to do
with television shows. They also need to start counting international
viewers and not just the US. People in other countries are obviously
supporting and watching American TV, so it is only fair they be counted.
Also, they need to start counting every TIVO and DVR show watched as
well as
all on-line viewers, X-box, IPODS and all modes of watching. The only
they are going to get an accurate count is to include all of it. I know
advertisers are still pushing the idea that everybody has to watch shows
live to be counted, but lets face it folks – those days are long gone.
everybody is going to.

6. What attracted you to Jericho?

I love the characters, and the actors who play them are fantastic and
really bring them to life. When I watch Jericho I feel like I am
out with my friends and neighbors. They are simply nice people. And
most of
them continue to be nice people even though the situation is ugly. What
makes the story so compelling is that it is something that can very
happen. I am truly moved when I see this community and how they band
together when there is nobody to help them except each other. Watching
Jericho has really made me appreciate the importance of family and
and also makes me ponder what it would be like if the things we have at
disposal and use every day, ie food, medicine, gas, electricity, clean
water, and even all the little amenities we take for granted like
and aspirin were suddenly yanked away from us and how miserable it would
if we suddenly had to do without them. It has given me a whole new
appreciation for those things and how blessed we are to live in a place
have them so readily available. I will never take my best friend or my
washing machine for granted again.

7. How can we attract new viewers to Jericho? To the message boards?

I think the fans are pretty much doing everything possible and doing it
well. I am totally impressed how so many people are using their immense
talents to promote Jericho. The banners and artwork are terrific. The
and articles being written are a great promotional tool and fun to read.
videos are fantastic and since many people go to Youtube that is a great
exposure. However, for those of us like myself who are not creative or
computer savvy enough to make a video or computer art, I think word of
is still one of the best tools there is for selling anything. I think
subtle approaches like wearing a Jericho T-shirt or sporting a bumper
sticker and having somebody notice is a great way to stir up interest.
they ask about it great, makes it a perfect time to promote it to them.
if they don’t ask directly or make a comment, it is bound to stir up
curiosity then if they are at home and happen to see a Jericho
advertisement, remembering they had seen it on your T-shirt or bumper
sticker might just give them that extra nudge to tune in and see what it
all about. Also posting fliers and signs in conspicuous places is a
way to get attention. I am not in sales or marketing but I believe that
subliminal suggestion is a very effective way to sell something, and I
believe it is working even if it is just a few at a time. Rome was not
in a day. Now it is time for CBS to step up to the plate and do their

As far as the message boards go, I would not be too concerned right now.
don’t think the traffic has really dropped off permanently; it is just
right now nobody really knows anything. Everything is kind of at a
standstill and it is just a waiting game. Once the dates for the new
episodes are released and more information is divulged, there will be a
more to talk about and then people will start wandering back and the
will increase. That is my prediction.

8. What do you most like to do besides anything involving Jericho?

Laugh. I love laughing. I love being with people who love to laugh as
as I do. I love being with my husband because he is so funny and he
me laugh almost nonstop. The world needs to laugh more. Life can stink
sometimes, but I’ve learned in my old age that if you find something to
laugh about it makes it a lot more bearable. We are hopeless baseball
addicts so during baseball season the Diamondbacks dominate much of our
time and our TV. The only show I will interrupt baseball for to watch
is Jericho; everything else gets DVR’d. HEAR THAT MR. MOONVES!!! I
think of anything more fun than a day at the ballpark. Other than that
family and I are pretty much outdoor people, camping, fishing, or even
a hike or a long bike ride. I work long hours indoors and live in the
so I like to spend my free time outside and away from the city.

Any comments?

Just that Jericho is a treasure and well worth fighting for. I want to
thank you so much to all the fans who helped bring it back, everyone
the major contributors to the ones who just sent one letter or an e-mail
made a phone call. My thanks also go out to those who support Jericho
simply watching it. Everyone made a difference. I have never been
or even thought of being involved in something like this before, but it
a great experience and although my contribution was small compared to
I am proud to have been a part of it. I wish Jericho a long and happy

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Blog For Hope Post Competition

Interviews return tomorrow.

Special Announcement

Rich of Copywrite Ink needs our help spreading the word.

“Sept. 27. will be the first time in history that social network members will collectively promote a single social awareness issue on hundreds of blogs all over the world on the same day,” said Antony Berkman, president of BlogCatalog.com. “They chose the topic and it’s a call to end abuse.”

"Blog For Hope Post Competition

The Challenge. Simply post about some form of abuse on your blog as planned on Sept. 27 and then track any measurable results (traffic counts, comments, links from others, recognition from charity or media, donations collected or made to a charity as applicable, etc.) for two weeks. Your name and address must be included on the e-mailed entry (we will publish pseudonyms upon request; this information will not be used for any other purpose).

The Submission. Please submit the link to your post in the body of an e-mail along with any measurable results to blogforhope@yahoo.com by no later than 5 p.m. PST on Oct. 10, 2007. Title the post “Blog For Hope Entry.”

Entry fee. Nada. Zero.

First Place.
• $250 (U.S.) donated to a recognized charity of your choice in your name.
• Six months of premium services from BlogCatalog.com
• Choice of any “Bloggers Unite” T-shirt, mug, or other product.
• Your blog and post topic profiled on Nov. 4 by the Copywrite, Ink. blog.
• A “Bloggers Unite” product design based on your post, which will include your blog address (proceeds will benefit charity), and design featured on the Back Lot Projects store blog with a direct link to your post. Additional recognition on BlogCatalog.com, Copywrite, Ink., and National Business Community Blog.

Second Place.
• Three months of premium services from BlogCatalog.com
• Choice of any “Bloggers Unite” T-shirt, mug, or other product.
• Your blog and post topic profiled on Nov. 11 by the Copywrite, Ink. blog.
• A “Bloggers Unite” product design based on your post, which will include your blog address (proceeds will benefit charity), and design featured on the Back Lot Projects store blog with a direct link to your post. Additional recognition on BlogCatalog.com, Copywrite, Ink., and National Business Community Blog.

Third Place.
• One month of premium services from BlogCatalog.com
• Choice of any “Bloggers Unite” T-shirt, mug, or other product.
• Your blog and post topic profiled on Nov. 18 by the Copywrite, Ink. blog.
• A “Bloggers Unite” product design based on your post, which will include your blog address (proceeds will benefit charity), and design featured on the Back Lot Projects store blog with a direct link to your post. Additional recognition on BlogCatalog.com, Copywrite, Ink., and National Business Community Blog."

Please join this event. Jericho bloggers, this is a great way to put Jericho out there.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

A Monster Fan Interview: AuntVonna

Auntvonna is a familiar fixture on the Jericho front. I've seen her posting and commenting so wanted to know her better. She agreed to this interview so get to know this sweet lady.

1. What is it about Jericho that makes you such a big fan?

Wow, there are so many things! First and foremost, is the cast, both as individual actors and as an ensemble. I was familiar with and a fan of the work of many of the cast members before Jericho, so that was a draw. I'm also a
big fan of sci-fi (particularly post-apocalyptic stuff, like "The Day
After", "The Stand", "28 Days Later", etc). Also, the message that the
show sends and what Jericho stand for: the importance of family, friends
and community as well as sticking to your morals and doing what's right
even in the most dire of circumstances. Last, but not least, is the fact
that it's a well written, well produced and well acted Drama, that isn't
afraid to throw some humor into the mix. I also love all the action!

2. What are some of your other interests?

My biggest love is for animals, particularly my four dogs, who keep me quite busy! I also love to travel, read, hike (or anything outdoors) and play games, especially poker.

3. How do you try to recruit new viewers?

I mostly just harass everyone I know, LOL! I started out by sending articles about the NUTS campaign to family and friends when that was going on. Then I put together a myspace page devoted to Jericho and made everyone I know go to that. I wrote a recap blog of "Semper Fidelis" at the request of Amy Vernon over at the "Remote Access Blog" (http://remote.lohudblogs.com/) and made all my
friends, family and collegues read that (I will also be recapping
"Coalition of the Willing" on Friday and they'll be forced to read that
one also!). I sent people to CBS to watch episodes before the re-runs, I
have info on Jericho on my ChaCha Guide page, I have flyers posted all
over my cube at work and lastly, I have a signature on all my e-mails with
Jericho info. I've gotten quite a few people hooked which feels SO good!

4. Who is your favorite character and why?

This one is REALLY tough, I love them all and they all bring something different to the table. I guess if I have to narrow it down, I would say Heather, because she's got guts and goes after what she wants. I'm so glad she will be around next season! I also love Hawkins, because he's just so darn cool! I love so
many of the other's equally though (or hate them, accordingly, based on

5. If you could meet anybody from Jericho who would it be and why?

This is another tough one...but I'd love to meet Timothy Omundson, because he's
such a great actor. I could have never in a million years pictured him as
the villian after his role on "Judging Amy" or "Psyche", but he does it so
well! I'd also like to meet Brad Beyer, because he's so funny on the show
and he seems so down to earth. (I got to talk to him briefly on Shaun's
radio show one night, which was so cool!)

6. What do you have to say to new fans?

Go back and watch the episodes that weren't run during the summer if you can. There were a lot of good storylines that got cut out or that don't make sense with the shortened re-run season. Also, participate on the message boards and check out other Jericho related sites and most importantly, WATCH THE SHOW LIVE when it comes back on !

Comments? The only thing I really want to say to everyone is Don't Lose
Faith! Yes, the traffic on the message boards has slowed down, but I
think that's largely due to the summer and everyone's out doing and then
the kids going back to school. I know I'm not on there nearly as often
either, but I'm still plugging the show, digging the blogs and articles
and doing all the same stuff I was doing before and I think other's are
doing the same. I think when Jericho actually gets a return date and time
slot, things will steamroll ahead. We also still have a lot of media
folks on our side and I think the big push to keep Jericho around will be
there. Keep the Faith!!!

Monday, September 17, 2007

A Monster Fan Interview: ParAnger

ParAnger is an interesting person. She promotes Jericho much like I do by using Digg, StumbledUpon, MySpace and LinkedIn.
I haven't found too many people using LinkedIn or Stumble until she came along. She's at home on any message board and on the Wiki. She also has some wonderful ideas and I hope you will support them.

1. What do you like best about all the Jericho message boards?

A: I would have to go with the passionate nature of the boards, each one has it's own individual personality yet they are all dedicated uncompromisingly to the Jericho community, this makes for a tremendous heartbeat and footprint on and off of the web.

2. How much time per week do you spend promoting Jericho?

A: This is wildly variable week to week, one week will be just about web stuff, compiling info on the WiKi, digging, commenting on various NON Jericho sites, or emailing people with a new quoted line every week in my signature. During others I have the energy and abandon to make Jericho remarks to just about every one of my clientèle as well as reposting the little mini posters
at the grocery store and /or taking new fliers to events around the city. I always spend about an hour a week at the library and have been accorded permission to place bookmarks on the current events table, and in all new books! I also always take some fliers to the grocery store to leave in the buggies, or on the milk wall, so say between 2 hours and 20 hours depending on my week.

3. Johnston Green died in Season 1. Will someone die in Season 2?

A: If this was heart bet, I would say that none of the Major characters will die, not even Constantino.
But in reality, we have been told that the creative crew have been working very hard to compress an entire 22 episode story arc into seven episodes. Therefore there will be at least two deaths this season.
Q: Who?
A: at least Gray, and maybe Constantino

Q: Why or why not?
A: Jake and Eric need to have a clear path to becoming the
civil and military leaders of Jericho,and Skylar and Dale need to gain control of the Salt Mine to become the terrible twosome.... that would make a great subplot, especially when Skylar's Parent/s return.
Hopeful /wishful thinking, I'd love to see Constantino become a fugitive who eventually comes back to Jericho in season 3 on the side of the angels after seeing the error of his ways, but I think he will be taken out by the Army.

4. If you could talk to Nina Tassler right now what would you say?

A:THANK YOU, both for deeming Jericho worthy of a Pilot and for her supportive comments when she announced the return of the Series. Only Season 3 for ME !!
I would also suggest that she give Quincy Smith a call and let him know that the CBS boards (all of them) need an in house team if they plan on really making CBS interactive an innovative success .
Nina would not get off that easy though, because I would have a hundred questions to ask too.

5. How can CBS count all the viewers who watch and not just a select few?

A: Therein lies the crux.
I believe in the freedoms that our society has today and permitting anyone to devise and implement a system enabling even a purely commercial venture such as CBS to view real statistics may just impinge on some of those freedoms. If anyone figures out a way to anonymously detail all of the right now available stats (internet via various statistical counts / DVR via various cable conglomerates including the on demand features and DVD sales/rentals via retail POS terminals ) they may get a more accurate view of how many times it is viewed, but not how many people are really watching. Maybe CBS could announce during an episode that it is important to be counted and set up a free phone line with an automated counting system, but this could lead to ballot stuffing (to use the term loosely) or even just the accusation of it.

6. What attracted you to Jericho?

A: The premise. I was a fan before I even saw the pilot !
I have always been interested in aftermath survival fiction as reading material, so when I saw the previews I was in. After seeing the pilot, I was hooked. It was as good and better than I had hoped it would be.

7. How can we attract new viewers to Jericho?

A: Talk about it, nothing will ever compete with word of mouth for getting the word out! Even if we each just casually chat it up with ONE new person a day the results could be phenomenal.

Q:To the message boards?
A:comment about them on other boards and online communities. Put a signature in your email, leave a fun boldly stolen from the boards style poster in unexpected places.
Digg, StumbledUpon, MySpace, LinkedIn , DMoz.
I also am a firm believer in the pages at the WiKi, these actors are all fairly well known, if we keep their on-site content fresh , and updated, the WiKi will become the first place people go to get info on them. Don't forget all of the great nuclear aftermath pages and survival related pages that could be our foot in the door so to speak, this will give us an opportunity to get new users in here. (remember the WIKI is a wetpaint wiki so everything that gets posted on it gets spidered by search engines incl. google, alta vista, alexa, this could be HUGE)

a large billboard at every major intersection in America couldn't hurt either.

8. What do you most like to do besides anything involving Jericho?

A: Learn by any means imaginable. I love watching people , talking to strangers, reading books and riding the web, but the main focus of all of these pursuits for me is learning.

Any comments?

Thank you for the opportunity to speak my mind ,
I was honored and extremely flattered when you asked me to participate. Great questions!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

A Monster Blogger Interview: LoveJohnston

I had seen LoveJohnston on the CBS boards for a while before I requested an interview. I found her to be interesting and passionate about the show so I wanted to know more. Here's what I found out.

1. Do you have a favorite chat room? What is it? If you don't use chat rooms why not?

No, sadly there aren't enough hours in the day for me to visit a chat room. I'm on the computer way too much as it is already.

2. Will you be watching Season 2?

My husband, daughter, and son-in-law will be watching along with my two grand dogs, Allie and Pippin. What do you mean my grand dogs don't count!!??

3. Johnston Green died in Season 1. Will someone die in Season 2? Why or why not? Who?

R.I.P. Johnston (as a tear runs down my face). I think someone, or more than one person, will die in season 2 mainly because that seems to be the pattern so far. WHO? Well personally, I hope to God it's Constantino. But I don't want Skeet to have to do it. Let's give some of the responsibility to Eric for a change.

4. If you could talk to Nina Tassler right now what would you say?

No comment.

5. How can CBS count all the viewers who watch and not just a select few?

I don't see how they can as the system is set up now. The Nielsen's would have to change since it seems to be the TV GOD of counting viewers.

6. What attracted you to Jericho?

I watch anything that Gerald McRaney is in. He could just be standing there reading the phone book and I would watch. But I must admit, I was VERY surprised at how much I enjoyed the show. It was suspenseful, different and it kept me at the edge of my seat. And the hour went by so fast!

7. How can we attract new viewers to Jericho? To the message boards?

Wish I had the magic answer but I don't. Not a new answer anyway. I still think our best bet is trying to get the Nielsen system changed. When we let CBS know that we watched JERICHO, why not also let Nielsen know? Write Nielsen during the break often and let's see what can be done....as a group. That would be my best idea.

8. What do you most like to do besides anything involving Jericho?

Interior decorating, refinishing old wood furniture, being with my daughter, being with my grand dog, Pippin. Antique shopping. Taking rides in the country with my husband and taking photos of barns, old houses, and other old things we see along the way. Keeping in touch with my friends via email.