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.
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