Your next box set: John from Cincinnati

John from CincinnatiA piece for the Guardian G2’s ‘Your next box set’ column about the US TV show John from Cincinnati.

“‘The end is near,’ says mysterious stranger John in the opening scenes of John from Cincinnati. His words are prophetic, as this under-appreciated show from David Milch (creator of Deadwood and Luck) only lasted 10 episodes. Intended as a replacement for The Sopranos, the ‘surf noir’ drama baffled many viewers when it was first shown in the US in 2007, causing HBO to cancel after a single season. It subsequently aired in the UK on FX, practically unnoticed, which is a shame, since it’s perhaps the most wonderfully strange television drama since Twin Peaks.”

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Published by Paul Brown

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