When TV Shows Get a Little Too Real

One of my favorite shows, Southland, aired its finale a few weeks ago. Following various LAPD officers and detectives as they do their jobs, it was dropped by NBC after its first season because it was “too gritty” for a network. It really has blossomed over on TNT, where the cops can swear and not get bleeped, blood can be shown after a suspect gets shot, etc. Read More When TV Shows Get a Little Too Real

“Southland”: Thank Goodness For Second Chances

There are so many shows that aren’t given a proper chance to shine before getting cut (no, I’m still not over Freaks & Geeks, ok?). Every once in a million years, a program is given a second chance on another network, and one of my favorite shows, Southland, is a member of this small club.  Read More “Southland”: Thank Goodness For Second Chances