This show is in very real danger of being cancelled. Here are some reasons you and everyone you know needs to tune in right now:
James Wolk as Robert/Bob Allen. This is a very difficult role to pull off. Heâ€™s a liar and a cheat but heâ€™s got to get us to care about him and invest in his future (just like those people heâ€™s bilking in Midland). He convinced me. Iâ€™m with him.
Adrianne Palicki as Cat Thatcher. Iâ€™ve loved her since she was on Friday Night Lights (and I canâ€™t forget Supernatural) and Iâ€™ve been waiting for her to find another great TV role. I think this is it. Itâ€™s got great potential and she can do a lot with it. I would love to see her get more screen time.
David Keith as John Allen. If he looks familiar heâ€™s been in a number of movies. You might know him from An Officer and a Gentleman, U-571, or Firestarter. Â His television credits include The Class and CSI: Miami.
Jon Voight as Clint Thatcher. If you donâ€™t know anything about this man youâ€™ve been living under a rock. Jon Voight (Oscar winner and Emmy-nominated) is a power house and Iâ€™m glad heâ€™s back on television.
Who doesnâ€™t like a story about daddy issues? Lost made an entire (and brilliant) series out of those conflicts. Here, the tension between Bob and his father is palpable at times. John sees his son as a cash cow â€“ and thatâ€™s exactly what Bobâ€™s been up until now. Heâ€™s impressed by how good Bob is. Bob, on the other hand, wants to get out of the life and be normal. Heâ€™s tired of looking over his shoulder and being on-the-run. Bob wants to settle down but heâ€™s going to have to fight his father tooth and nail to do it.
Why do we love the anti-hero? Because even though theyâ€™re doing something legally or morally reprehensible, there is something about them that makes us care. Some recent examples are: The Sopranosâ€™Â Tony Soprano, Mad Menâ€™s Don Draper, and Sons of Anarchyâ€™s Jax Teller. For me, Bob Allen ranks among them.
Is polygamy really such a big deal? Hell yes. We donâ€™t have a Big Love situation here. The sister wives will not know about each other, at least if Bob can help it. He claims heâ€™s in love with two people and I believe him. Does that make it ok for him to be married to both of them? No. Is it acceptable for him to cheat on the women he claims to love? No. Does it make for great drama and a potential disaster? Absolutely.
Weâ€™ve all heard the rumors. We all know the ratings werenâ€™t good. If there is little or no improvement on the ratings, Iâ€™d love to see one of the following things happen:
- Postpone until later in the season and relaunch it after an established hit series.
- Move it to FX. This is the type of show that does very well on cable.
Lone Star creator Kyle Killen talks about his inspiration for the series.
Mark Deklin talks about the series.
Check out clip heaven, including videos of the publicity shoot and all the actors talking about their characters and motivations.
I hope youâ€™ll watch episode two, “One in Every Family.” It airs on Fox on Monday, Sept. 27th at 9 pm Eastern/Pacific.
This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.
Catching Up with Ted Lasso and Previewing Season 2
[Warning: General spoilers ahead.] The not so dirty little secret about how I approach a new series is that I sometimes make a call based on the headspace I’m in at the time. It’s been a minute since I’ve picked up a show after the first season and then binge…
Interview: Henri Esteve on Grown-ish Season 3
An interview with Henri Esteve, who plays Javi on Freeform’s Grown-ish. He talks about his season three experience.
For All Mankind Season 2: Talking with Wrenn Schmidt, Krys Marshall, Jodi Balfour, and Sonya Walger [Exclusive]
[Warning: General spoilers ahead.] One of the hooks of For All Mankind is that it’s very much a story about the women of NASA. In Season 2, we explore the journeys of the women in the program, either through their own service or through their family affiliations. Four of those…
Rosy McEwen Talks The Alienist: Angel of Darkness Season Finale [Exclusive]
[Warning: Spoilers for the season finale episodes.] How’s everyone after that finale? I will freely admit I got a little misty in episode eight as John told Sara why he loved her, and later that he wanted her despite what he might forfeit, and then at the end when he…
Rosy McEwen Talks The Alienist: Angel of Darkness [Exclusive]
Hands down, one of the best surprises of The Alienist: Angel of Darkness is that the serial killer this season has been front and center alongside the cast as a fully-formed character. We’ve watched Libby Hatch devolve from a prim, mild-mannered nurse to a woman in a rage hell-bent on…
The Alienist: Angel of Darkness Relationship Recap: John and Sara
[Warning: Spoilers for “Belly of the Beast” and “Memento Mori”] If you’ve read me for a while (thank you!), you know two things — I lean way, way in on the characters I adore and I loathe love geometry arcs. So, I’m torn about where we are and where we…
Louriza Tronco Talks The Order Season 2 [Exclusive]
[Warning: Spoilers ahead for Season 2.] The Order’s second season is dark yet delightful entertainment on many levels, and one of its biggest sources of joy and snark is the sassy Gabrielle Dupres. Last season, she was assertive and deadly and fairly annoyed with the world. This season, she’s been…
Previewing Netflix’s Virgin River
[Warning: General spoilers ahead.] Full disclosure: I have a Netflix account for my Mom, but I’m not a regular viewer. If I get a heads up on something, I’ll go look for it, but I don’t have a wander across its offerings, which, as I understand it, is how most…
Final Thoughts From the Killjoys Team [Exclusive]
This is the day of the week I’d normally hit you up with a Killjoys preview, but now that we’ve put the series to bed and released Team Awesome Force into the wild, I have one more treat for you–some final thoughts excerpted from my conversations with the Killjoys folks….
Michelle Lovretta Talks Wrapping Up Killjoys [Exclusive]
[Warning: Spoilers for the series finale.] To quote Miss Jackson, “That’s the end?” Yes, friends, it is. And like I promised you, everything would be, was, and is alright. I went to the Killjoys source, series creator Michelle Lovretta, who wrote the last episode, to break down that delicious finale….
What They Said: Three Revealing Conversations from Survivor’s Remorse “Closure”
WARNING: Spoilers for Survivor’s Remorse “Closure” The latest episode of Starz’s Survivor’s Remorse featured conversations that showed characters really digging deep into their thoughts, emotions and motivations.
Two Takes: The Catch “The Knock-Off”
Who can you trust? If this episode of The Catch was any indication, the answer is just about nobody. Betrayal was running rampant as Felicity (Shivani Ghai) arose from the dead to seduce-con Margot, Gretchen (Maria Thayer, Gotham, The Mindy Project) played gold-hearted Alice 2.0 before swindling Ethan, Tessa jumped…
What They Said: Top 3 Quotable Moments from Preacher “El Valero”
Both Quincannon and Jesse refuse to give up on what they each think is rightfully theirs. While Jesse is struggling to face the consequences of his actions, Quincannon has laid his past demons to rest and is hellbent on moving forward and putting Annville on the map again. Despite a…
What They Said: Favorite Quotes from Supergirl “Worlds Finest”
Oh, Supergirl. That ending was cold. But I can’t hate on you because the latest episode has quickly become one of my favorites.
What They Said: Top 4 Quotable Moments from Black Sails “XXIII”
The dialogue in “XXIII” is phenomenal. It’s always a fun ride when Black Sails carries its viewers along without giving them the chance to catch their breath. When an episode moves at this unforgiving pace, there is no chance for a breather nor is there a respite from the information…
What Lucifer Said: Favorite quotes from Supernatural “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”
Supernatural episodes are almost always funny but thanks to the dialogue and a certain man speaking said dialogue, I laughed a lot during “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” You know, when I wasn’t busy fearing for Sam’s life or wondering what in the world was going on with Dean and…
What They Said: The Flash, “Legends Of Today” and Arrow, “Legends Of Yesterday”
Two nights of Arrow +Â The Flash = what more could we ask for?! I don’t know what it is about blending these shows, but I canâ€™t help but feel that every time they come together, they somehow become greater than the sum of their parts. And thatâ€™s saying a lot…
What they Said: Top 4 Quotable Moments from Graceland “Little Bo Bleep”
Shoot outs. Fake outs. And long-awaited revelations. “Little Bo Bleep” was a jam-packed episode that wrapped up some loose ends and totally frayed others. Â It finally gave us one Sarkissian in jail and pulled back the curtain on Briggs’ master plan, but it also set up Jakes for a world…
What They Said: Favorite Quotes from Poldark “Part 4”
â€œWhat have I told you, I don’t require my wife to crochet and sip tea, but I do require her to remember she’s not a beast of burden.â€ No, Iâ€™m not talking about The Rolling Stones! I have to admit though, just for a second, the lyrics popped into my…
3 Moments of Goodness from Brooklyn Nine-Nine “Johnny and Dora”
The most satisfying part of this season’s finale has to the Jake and Amy kiss. Well, they kiss three times but the last one is the best one — and it means something. The Charles and Rosa dynamic was also great. I love how she’s convinced he doesn’t know anything…