“‘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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