Originally Posted by Teacher
Nobody else? Seriously??
Well, looks like here's another series on the road to Cancelland....
The most comfortable show on tv right now. Everything feels lived in. There's more challenging TV out there, there's certainly more mindless entertainment, but Terriers is doing an impressive job of balancing between quick-and-easy episodic television (the Rockford Files, Law and Order influence) and overarching, humane storylines. The quirky small town-y atmosphere combined with early NYPD grittiness makes for an entertaining contrast, too - Hank forging the bank vps signature on his house loan after hearing the guy jump to his death seconds before. Or more perfectly, when Hank breaks tan suit's nose in the elevator after getting the guy to speak for the first time: violence and emotional destruction come out of nowhere in what seems to be a superficial buddy cop show.
I know, my entire commentary is empty platitudes. Whatever. Even more trite, Britt and Hank remind me of old high school buddies growing up in SoCal. One guy in AA, and the other guy about to end up there after his would-be-wife cheated on him with someone from school? Bang on. The characters' well-written banter, and the two actors' on-point chemistry really made the last episode's first meeting / last meeting (?) juxtaposition between Britt and Hank all the more potent.
So, fuck the bad ratings - people don't know what they're missing. Hopefully the show can get renewed for just one more season, and the writers and co. can go crazy for 12 more episodes.