Sunday, April 12, 2009
Here I am promoting another new NBC drama! SOUTHLAND is a cop show, which normally would make me dismiss it - but it's way more about the cops than the weekly cases. It stars my OC crush Ben McKenzie as a rookie cop tackling a tough first day on the job. I think it's a little funny his character is Ben Sherman - also the name of an English fashion designer - but I'm probably the only one in the world who noticed this. I love the directing and the look of the show. Acting was good. Writing was good. And in that scene where Ben's partner gets as close as he will to waxing poetic about life with a badge, he says "You're a cop, because you don't know how not to be one." This made me happy, because everybody on TV is splitting their infinitives lately - ugh! Anyway, Ben's the kind of protagonist you don't learn much about in the pilot since he's sort of quietly experiencing this new world - but he's a guy you want to learn more about. Ratings were pretty impressive, so it may just stick around. Check out the trailer below, or click here to watch the full pilot on Hulu.