Posts Tagged ‘ Terriers ’

Watch Terriers or else

November 12, 2010
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Watch Terriers or else

By Chuck Wendig It’s like this: if you’re not watching Terriers, then you have been declared an enemy of good taste. When the day comes that FX decides to cancel the show (and it’ll happen if you don’t plant your crap-can in front of the TV on Wednesday nights at 10pm), then I’m going...

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How I came to like Terriers

November 12, 2010
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How I came to like Terriers

Terriers is a classic example of marketing idiocy as a network tried to launch a show by giving the potential viewing audience absolutely no idea what the hell the show was about. (see first clip below). Often referred to as a comedy, Terriers is a quirky, intelligent dramedy (one part comedy to two parts...

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Hank and Britt’s Bullshitting Hour

November 12, 2010
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Hank and Britt’s Bullshitting Hour

Terriers isn’t like any other TV drama I watch, which basically means that it isn’t heavily serialized and the main characters aren’t antiheroes. No, Terriers is a fairly episodic PI show about a pair of funny guys who solve a mystery every week in Ocean Beach, the type of show that if I had...

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Steph Dolworth: the heart and soul of Terriers

November 12, 2010
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Steph Dolworth: the heart and soul of Terriers

Sometimes unexpected pairings of things allow for some nice comparisons; they can allow the strengths and weaknesses to really come through as the differences get highlighted. I remember years ago, back to back, watching the episodes of The Wire where Stringer Bell was killed and the episode of CSI where Sara Sidle quit. You...

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Terriers is like a blind date

November 12, 2010
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Terriers is like a blind date

By AKA Theora Jones You never really know what you’re getting into when you try a new TV series. It’s like a blind date; you hear the positive spin, get the stink-eye from your sparsely-populated social calendar, review your “nightmare scenario” contingency plan and decide to give it a shot. That’s how I found...

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Terriers: Come For The Story, Stay For The Acting

November 12, 2010
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Terriers: Come For The Story, Stay For The Acting

By Chris Schick Comparing Terriers to The Shield seems like a natural thing to do. You’ve got Shawn Ryan behind the scenes of both shows. Both are products of FX Networks. On first glance, that’s where comparisons end. But spend a little time with each and a few things become very apparent: Firstly these...

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The Lies and Mistakes of Hank Dolworth

November 12, 2010
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The Lies and Mistakes of Hank Dolworth

By Dave White It’s about a man who makes mistakes. The simple answer, when people ask what Terriers is about, would be this: Two private investigators get tied up with a Californian conspiracy. The two work the cases, banter back and forth and never give up until the job is done. That’s the simple...

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Terriers day at Spinetingler

November 12, 2010
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Terriers day at Spinetingler

I remember a few years back reading a piece online that said we needed a PI show, that the time was right. Flash forward a couple of years as word spreads like wildfire through the online mystery and crime community about a rumor that one of the networks was remaking The Rockford Files. Then...

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