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Southland season premier Tuesday 1/4/2011


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#26 OFFLINE   phrelin

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 05:02 PM

Anyone else watching the new season?

Sure, we wouldn't miss it.

With that said, this year's ratings are down slightly from last year. The two showings Wednesday totaled 0.8 million demo and 1.3 million 50+. Those are certainly adequate numbers compared to NBC's ratings, but whether its enough for another season on TNT will remain to be seen.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:30 AM

Give it a week or two. There's probably lots of folks that haven't tumbled to it being on again.
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Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:22 AM

Love this show

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:45 PM

I have to admit I am slightly bored by the 2 episodes that have aired. I usually love this show. But it is still worth my time.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:51 PM

I have to admit I am slightly bored by the 2 episodes that have aired. I usually love this show. But it is still worth my time.


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Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:51 PM

crap i was wondering about this show the other day...must have been deleted from my series manager
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Posted 27 March 2013 - 11:04 PM

The ending scene in lasts night's episode was one of the most moving, touching television scenes ever (in my opinion). I was totally crying.

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 06:40 AM

The ending scene in lasts night's episode was one of the most moving, touching television scenes ever (in my opinion). I was totally crying.

I agree. Great show.

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 02:24 PM

I wonder what John said to his Dad. This show gets better and better with each new week.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 10:16 PM

Spoiler


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Posted 11 April 2013 - 10:25 AM

Spoiler


You got that right. Wow.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 06:47 PM

Spoiler


You got that right. Wow.


This show has some of the best actors in Hollywood, this past episode was incredible TV at it's best, next weeks season finally should be epic.

By far the best Police drama ever on TV IMO

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 09:33 PM

I think The Shield was better but this probably comes in second. I actually kind of got that Shield feeling with Southland with the thing Sherman orchestrated last week.

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 07:54 AM

I think The Shield was better but this probably comes in second. I actually kind of got that Shield feeling with Southland with the thing Sherman orchestrated last week.


Yes, the Shield was an AWESOME show, one of my all time favorites. But had a much different feel to it then Southland. IMO

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 10:46 PM

Wow another intense episode tonight. I do feel the the last two episodes were a bit rushed though, it would have been nice to have maybe one more to wrap it up. I hope this isn't the last season.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 02:15 PM

Again, wowee. There's gotta be a next season the way this one ended. 



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 03:18 PM

We may think there should be a next season, but it hasn't been announced yet.



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 04:08 PM

We may think there should be a next season, but it hasn't been announced yet.

I know and I'm sure it'll bug me until next year when the new season should start.


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Posted 19 April 2013 - 11:05 PM

Well, I won't hold my breath for a pickup based on this Deadline Hollywood story:

Three of its four main actors, Ben McKenzie, Regina King and Shawn Hatosy, all booked pilots....

But the season finale would make an ok ending for the show.


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Posted 10 May 2013 - 02:53 PM

TNT made the announcement today:

TNT has made the difficult decision not to renew Southland for another season. We are enormously proud of Southland, which stands as one of the best police dramas ever made. Executive producers John Wells, Chris Chulack and Jonathan Lisco, along with creator Ann Biderman and our partners at Warner Bros. Television, have given us five seasons of powerful, unforgettable storytelling, for which we are deeply grateful. We also want to thank the amazing cast for their impassioned, no-holds-barred performances, and the production team for their tenacity shooting on the streets of real-world Los Angeles. We wish everyone associated with Southland the very best.


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Posted 10 May 2013 - 03:11 PM

TNT made the announcement today:

I truly hate this news, this stinks... Please NetFlix pick this series up and show it un-edited like it was intended.


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Posted 10 May 2013 - 05:08 PM

I don't like it either. But I'd rather it end on an up swing then a down.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 08:15 PM

What bugs me is I thought of Southland as a sort of a special show, and by that I mean there really was nothing quite like it. Sure, it was derivative of Cops, but if you are going to take Cops and script it, who could have ever done this better? I felt like Southland stretched the envelope quite a bit in a medium that is severely derivative, which is something TV needs a lot more of, rather than less of.

 

And really, there was nothing quite like it. If you think of the procedurals that seem to be the most realistic, Homicide, Prime Suspect, and Detroit 187 are the ones that come to mind, but even though all of those were really great cop shows, they did not have mass appeal enough to get decent ratings and survive, and none of them were as far out there as Southland was, which sort of puts it in a league of its own, even if it might not have been anyone's favorite show. About the only other show that could possibly fit in that league would be The Shield.

 

So, RIP, Southland, you will be missed.

 

The only positive here is that it was so dramatic that it was hard to watch; identifying with what these characters went through was never easy.


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Posted 11 May 2013 - 05:48 AM

Well that sucks a fat one. They say "We are enormously proud of Southland, which stands as one of the best police dramas ever made" yet they cancel it anyway. That makes no sense whatsoever.  Netflix picking it up would be nice but I'm not holding my breath. Maybe someone else will. TNT picked it up after NBC dropped so it so who knows.


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Posted 11 May 2013 - 01:12 PM

In my top 5 shows.  Sucks.


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