So, I actually liked the pilot episode of John From Cincinnati
, which, judging from media and message board reactions, makes me a member of an elusive club of maybe four people - including, possibly, persons related to and/or bribed by David Milch.
Sure, it was somewhat odd, and so far, most of the characters seem bizarre rather than engaging ( although I have developed a strange fondness for ( character spoiler )
, probably because he gets to monologue with a teddy bear, and has the greatest view on the Pacific from his living room. Seriously, I want that view). The dialogue and some of the characters remind me fondly of Deadwood - even though this is not remotely close to either the intensity or the quality of that show - and the plot could develop into something intriguing, seeing that it already contains ( spoilery plot points )
Of course, the show could just as well fall into the dreaded Twin Peaks
trap and turn into nothing but boring pseudo-mysticism without a point or even a punchline, but so far, I'm willing to give it a shot.
ETA: Sigh. So, I guess I misspelled Cincinnati, huh? Ratten.