The Southland Premiere

by Angel Cohn April 10, 2009
Spring Pilot Season: Southland

I think we'll be lucky if NBC sticks with this show. It's gritty and hard-hitting and probably more suited to cable. It's got the potential to be a winner, with a solid cast (yes, even little O.C. boy surprised me) and intersecting storylines that show so many events instead of focusing on one big case. The only weak link here was Tom Everett Scott's character, who really did nothing. I'm not sure what the purpose of him was, because Regina King totally outshined him. I think they either need to beef up his role, or get rid of him, because it is too weird to have a known actor like that basically in an extra/background role. Otherwise, I enjoyed it, but I think it is going to be a casuality of the "all Leno, all the time" scheduling next year.

Discuss this show in our Southland forums, then see what vlogger Sean Crespo thinks of Mad Men when he has No Prior Knowledge!!

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