If you missed it, there is a special encore on tonight at 9. Normally the show airs Mondays at 9 on Fox.
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Anybody watch the series premiere of K-Ville on Fox last night? I thought it was pretty good. What I think works about it is that it has elements of a typical cop drama - a new case each episode - but it's grounded in a really specific setting (modern day New Orleans) with unique problems. Overall I thought it was shot pretty well, but not as strikingly as Friday Night Lights or The O.C. (in my opinion, season 3 was a bit weak in writing but fantastically shot). Marlin is an interesting protagonist, an emotionally rattled cop who often takes things too far to keep control of everything. His partner, a reserved convict-turned-soldier, should provide conflict throughout the season. The plot moved along well, and there were always extremely high stakes. Occasionally I felt it delved into melodrama, especially with flashbacks that were unnecessary (and nowhere near as artfully done as those on the O.C.), but the situations have every reason to be intense. Plus, Marlin's cheeky personality - and the down-home New Orleans mentality that may prove to be a character in itself - offer a fair amount of humor to balance it out.