August 3, 2007, 8:00 am

 Obrazky JerichoI found out during one of my interminable waits in the Charlotte airport that CBS has this site called Innertube, where you can view entire episodes of some of its shows for free. Included in that list of shows is the entire first series of Jericho, a drama that has become a cult favorite even though it was cancelled after its first series. I watched the first episode in the airport, and I was hooked.

It’s about life in a small town after a devastating terrorist nuclear attack on the United States. I have always been a sucker for post-nuclear holocaust fiction — call it a morbid holdover fascination from having grown up in the 80′s. Jericho is small-town slice-of-life drama, meets post-holocaust, meets government conspiracies — all in a neat, weekly serial package. This is one of the few TV shows I’ve made an effort to watch lately, and I’m not the only fan. There’s the Emmy-nominated web site and even a Jericho wiki where the real paranoids theorize about who attacked us, what’s in Hawkins’ basement, and more.

I’ve watched three more of the episodes on line during my free time here in Jersey and I am thoroughly indoctrinated into the cult. You can buy the whole first season on iTunes for $30 and I am seriously considering it, for the flight back to Indy.

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