Wednesday, September 18, 2013

TV Series of the Month – Terriers

This month’s TV Series: Terriers (2010).

The series follows two down and out private detectives Hank Dolworth and Britt Pollack who stumble onto something a little too big and a little too deep when one of their friends ends up dead.

The show’s creator is Ted Griffin. He also wrote the films Ocean’s Eleven and Matchstick Men, making the material a good fit. While it was his first television project, Shawn Ryan (The Shield) and Tim Minear (Angel) also served as executive producers with Griffin, fostering a strong creative team.

The show stars Donal Logue and Michael Raymond-James, and features Laura Allen, Kimberly Quinn, and Rockmond Dunbar in support.

Like many other projects that Shawn Ryan is involved in, Terriers was great but short-lived. FX typically does well with its great gritty dramas, but it could not find an audience for this overlooked gem. It is well worth checking out for fans of crime dramas that have a gritty, but fun feel. The show mostly works episodically, but there is a main narrative that hangs over the full season and ties everything together. The series also has a satisfying ending, despite being cancelled.

Trailer: Here
Available on: Video On-Demand

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