Thursday, September 23, 2010

Terriers May Be My New Favorite Show

Terriers wasn't even on my radar, and I tuned in on whim. Didn't find out until the day afterward that Tim Minear was attached, or I would have been more enthusiastic earlier.

Terriers has a real indie movie feel to it -- the acting, the way it's shot (kind of washed out and casual), the rambling and unpredictable story lines. Donal Logue, Michael Raymond-James, Laura Allen, and Rockmond Dunbar are great. They seem like real people instead of conveniant shorthand caricatures and it's not hard to imagine that they continue to exist after the camera stops rolling. It actually plays like good serial detective fiction reads.

It feels very authentic and not at all pretentious, and it seems in no hurry to get where it's going.

Plus, the theme song is way catchy.

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