This is my plea for this seasons "Best show you're not watching". Terriers is a fantastic show brought to us by some of the best people in TV in the last 10 years. First off there is Tim Minear who was involved in Firelfy, Dollhouse and Wonderfalls. Then there is Shaw Ryan the mastermind behind The Shield. Lastly the creator Ted Griffin who wrote Oceans Eleven and Matchstick Men. The show combines the best of all these guys with some great acting. However the show is not doing well and is a bubble show for another season. Give it a shot on iTunes or Amazon Video and hopefully we can get at least one more season.
And Firefly fans will say, "Why should we have our hearts ripped from our chests AGAIN? And it's not even Joss Whedon! No thanks!"
Because that's the attitude that gets these shows lousy ratings in the first place!! It's a self fulfilling prophecy. I won't watch said great show because there might not be enough people watching, so I don't want to get involved in the show for fear of cancellation. But perhaps if all the people who felt that way watched the show, it would get good ratings and NOT get canceled.
BTW, I didn't watch Firefly, which was a sci fi show (I think?). This show is NOT like that at all. It's a detective caper, more like something like The Shield. The acting is great, the characters are well written, and the storyline is interesting and you can see that the writers have really thought this through.
Did I say it was in the same league? Did I compare it to Firefly? :rollseyes:
Well you kind of did, by appealing to Firefly fans, it begs for a comparison. That said, outside of there being some of the one guy who was involved in both, there's really no comparison between the two. It's like comparing Lost to Undercovers just because JJ Abrams was involved in both. They really have nothing to do with each other and aren't even similar in their appeal (as I found out). A Firefly fan might be more interested in something like The Event. That said, Terriers is a great show, and I like it.
I have every intention of watching this show at some point. Alan Sepinwall (TV critic at Hitfix) is a huge supporter of this show and I generally trust his judgment. I set a SP when it first started airing, but I forgot to change the number of episodes that it keeps so many of the early episodes fell off before I realized it.
Sepinwall has also said that if this show didn't come back, the season finale works well as a series finale and it would be worth watching just as a stand-alone season.
Finally, the ratings for this show are horrible. Less than 1 million viewers per episode and the adults 18-49 ratings are usually in the 0.2-0.3 range. The only reason FX will even contemplate bringing this show back is because of the critical praise its received, because it certainly doesn't have the viewership to warrant a renewal.
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I didn't feel the love for Terriers. Did it get better after the first two episodes?
I think it definitely took a few episodes to get going, though it still feels like an uneven show. Some episodes have brilliant writing while others are so dull to me. The overall sum of my feelings for it is disappointing, unfortunately.
I had a welch terrier when I was a kid. There's all kinds of Terriers and they are great dogs. Not too big and not too small and very protective... What kind of terriers does this show have?
No one knows, actually.
I think this thread is too little, too late. Isn't this week the season finale?
I've really enjoyed this show; it definitely picked up after the original mystery was over. My wife was very "meh" on it after the first 2-3 episodes but I kept watching, and now it's one of her "let's watch it the same night" shows--of which there aren't many.
I'll definitely be sad when it's not renewed... as seems inevitable at this point.
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Might be a first where I agree with uncdrew and cheesesteak in the same thread. They doomed Terriers with a poor name and very little pumping. Sons of Anarchy got a million previews and a ton of press before it started. Terriers got nothing.
The show is a great serious drama with excellent chemistry between the two leads. And it has the grit of an FX show. I can't believe a show like Hawaii 5-0 gets the great ratings and nobody watches this.
Now, we can't say it go NO promotion - there were multiple promos during "Louie" every week. They weren't particularly good promos, but they did exist.
I hope you are being sarcastic It needed promos during the WS, or during football (since FX is a Fox channel). Unfortunately, I came across this show because of a review in the NY Times, not through any type of network push.
Does the show have an intriguing, ongoing plotline or is it a case-of-the-week type thing? I'm not trying to threadcrap...it just seemed pretty formulitic from what I saw.
Some of both. There's an ongoing story that was important for a while early on, and is important now in the last few, and crops up a little here and there in between. And there's a case-of-the-week which usually has little or nothing to do with the ongoing story.