Friday, September 2, 2011

Gardening and the Apocalypse

We used to watch so many cops series like CSI and Criminal Minds that it seemed a waste of time to turn on the telly unless someone died in the first five minutes. Now we've upped the stakes and have started watching series where not one, or even ten people die at the beginning, but the entire planet is wiped out!

One such story is Jericho, a US TV series that depicts life in the small town of Jericho, Kansas after a nuclear attack wipes out the nation's major cities.

Another one, based in Britain, and somewhat more gritty and less "Hollywood" is Survivors. After a world wide epidemic of a deadly virus wipes out all but 5% of the population, those left behind struggle to survive in a world where all the rules have changed.