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TV Goodness All-Star 2010: Donal Logue, Terriers 

Photo Credit: FX

I bring you number four of the top five TV All-Stars for 2010 who gave me a happy this year (in no particular order).

Donal Logue

R.I.P, Terriers. FX pulled the plug on this gem barely a week after the finale aired, which gets a big L for dumbass move. Prior to that, though, we were treated to a great 13-hour character study of two best bud private investigators, anchored by Donal Logue as Hank Dolworth, a recovering alcoholic ex-cop who’s still pining for his ex-wife. Logue simmered all season as a guy still battling his demons but trying very hard to walk right. He wasn’t above kicking ass to protect his people, be it verbally (as I noted in a MoG) or physically. When his actions set in motion a chain of events that got his ex-wife’s new husband killed, he went after the perpetrators with both barrels, and we had a cliffhanger ending where he was happily ready to drive his partner, Britt (played in an equally revelatory performance by Michael Raymond-James), down south to Tijuana to avoid a jail term for battering a classmate of his girlfriend, who he thought had gotten her pregnant. Logue has often been the comedic relief in his career. With Hank, he found a role he could have inhabited for years. Shame on FX for denying him the opportunity and us the joy of witnessing the journey. Note to FX: please don’t drag your ass on releasing the DVDs.

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