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Southland season premier Tuesday 1/4/2011


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#41 OFFLINE   mrro82

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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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Posted 11 May 2013 - 01:40 PM

Rats. Probably my favorite current show. D*'s Audience would be a nice home for it ...
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Posted 12 May 2013 - 09:51 AM

This sucks. They should come back and do a two hour final wrap up.

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 12:03 PM

I have a buddy who worked as a location scout on the show.  As far as he knows right now it is not going to be shopped around, so I'm sad to say that it looks like that was the end.


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Posted 16 May 2013 - 12:26 PM

I was glad

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 02:00 PM

I was glad the writers killed off the partner because so many shows refuse to kill regular characters. That episode was amazing television.

The hole series was amazing television. IMO 

 

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