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Southland season premier Tuesday 1/4/2011


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#1 OFFLINE   phrelin

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Posted 01 January 2011 - 04:19 PM

Glad to see "Southland" returning on TNT. We just got caught up and plan not to season shift.

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Posted 01 January 2011 - 05:09 PM

Looking forward to it.

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 10:15 AM

A great start to the new season -- glad to have this show back. :up:

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 10:56 PM

Anyone else still watching? Great show.

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 11:26 PM

Oh my God!!! I so thought his wife had a miscarriage in the opening scene. So not expected. And I feel cheated. I LOVED that actor.

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 12:27 AM

Yeah, there was a lot of "oh no's" in our household. And though it didn't involve a shooting, it was a little tough to take after this past weekend.

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 07:01 AM

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 12:44 PM

I recommend reading this article (contains spoilers for those who did not see the 1/25/2011 episode) if you want to learn more.

But the actor is a regular on another show.

With all that said, "Southland" is a truly excellent show IMHO.

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 01:11 PM

Thanks Phrelin. That was helpful. But I must be one of 10 people who do not watch True Blood. My husband has been bugging me for months to watch it since I liked Moonlight and I enjoy Vampire Diaries. This might be the push I needed to start catching the series from Hulu. BTW - I hate Tammi!! But the actress is obviously good to engender those feelings in the audience.

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 10:50 PM

So what did you guys think of tonights season finale? I liked it. I hope they renew it.

BTW, did anyone noticed the D* slimline dish on the roof? ;)

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 02:00 AM

So what did you guys think of tonights season finale? I liked it. I hope they renew it.

BTW, did anyone noticed the D* slimline dish on the roof? ;)


I thought it was a good season finale, and yeah I noticed the dish. If TNT needs a budget cut to renew it, looks like they've set up that potential through cast changes. So I'm hopeful.

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 06:48 AM

I thought it was a good season finale, and yeah I noticed the dish. If TNT needs a budget cut to renew it, looks like they've set up that potential through cast changes. So I'm hopeful.

Who else do you think is leaving?

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 08:07 AM

Who else do you think is leaving?


We've enjoyed Southland immensely. I don't remember which network dumped it on TNT, but they certainly made a terrible mistake.

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 08:32 AM

Same here. Terrific show.

Tried watching "Chicago Code", 3 different episodes. Just can't get into it. It lacks a certain "realness"?

I think it was NBC who gave up on Southland. What a mistake. I stopped watching "Harry's Law" after 3 episodes also. Liked some of the writing, but the political tone from the bench started nauseating me.

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 09:57 AM

Same here. Terrific show.

Tried watching "Chicago Code", 3 different episodes. Just can't get into it. It lacks a certain "realness"?


I kinda like it, but it seems to be looking for a proper story line. I really liked Jason Clarke in Brotherhood. I don't like the role Jennifer Beals plays, that's a bit unbelievable for a Chicago based crime show. I'll watch Delroy Lindo in anything and I think he plays his role very well. I hope they give the show a chance to develop.

I think it was NBC who gave up on Southland. What a mistake.


Understatement. That was a stupid blunder. That show was good from the get-go. Think anyone from NBC even watched an episode?

I stopped watching "Harry's Law" after 3 episodes also. Liked some of the writing, but the political tone from the bench started nauseating me.


Got kinda ridiculous rather quickly, didn't it? I really expected more from it.

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 12:27 PM

I liked it as well. They really do seem to be cutting down on the cast though. If they get rid of Michael Cudlitz, I will be disappointed. They already got rid of the actor who plays Nate. They pretty much stopped showing the Sgt or Lt who was in charge of Sam and Nate. Remember when it started, he was having an affair with a TV reporter and having daughter issues. Now he gets 5 minute parts. They got rid of all of Lydia's partners until the new gal - who is really good.

I don't like Dewie - or however you spell his name. But I did enjoy his caring about the crack whore.

So, hopefully they don't get rid of any more cast! This is a really good show.

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 01:23 PM

Yes, I'd hate to see Cudlitz go. But they definitely could reduce his part next year. They've dumped Kevin Alejandro, Tom Everett Scott, and Patrick Fischler, and cut back on Michael McGrady's part.

The core acting is likely to be Ben McKenzie (Officer Ben Sherman) whose appeal was obvious in "The O.C." paired with Shawn Hatosy (now Officer Sammy Bryant) making a real odd couple on the street and Regina King (Detective Lydia Adams) and Jenny Gago (Detective Josie Ochoa) doing investigations, which is unusually interesting as two middle-aged women, particularly now that they've brought in the cougar-son thing. I'm wondering about the future for Arija Bareikis (Officer Chickie Brown) and C. Thomas Howell (Officer Dewey Dudek).


An article in Variety Sunday indicates it is likely the show will be renewed. Ratings aren't bad for a cable channel, the show would syndicate well, and its a critical success.

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 01:24 PM

Yup, NBC bailed on Southland. It was too dark and gritty for their 8pm timeslot (remember, Leno occupied their 9pm slot 5 nights per week at the time).

Finale was great (as was the season). Optimistic on its return :up:

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 07:18 PM

Probably my favorite show. Love it.

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 08:48 PM

I just watched it on my season purchase through Amazon VOD... I still love this show and will continue to purchase seasons as long as they make them

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