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Talk Back: Series Premieres of FX's Terriers and CW's Hellcats

I could make a joke about dogs and cats fighting here but that would be too easy, no?

I've been raving about FX's new drama series Terriers for weeks now but now the Ted Griffin-created series (executive produced by Shawn Ryan) has finally aired so I'm curious to see what you thought of last night's series premiere. (You can read my advance review of the first five episodes here and check out my feature interview with Shawn Ryan over at The Daily Beast.)

Did you fall for the series' mixture of comedy and drama? What did you make of the camaraderie and chemistry between series leads Donal Logue and Michael Raymond-James? Of the San Diego setting and the overarching conspiracy plot that arcs over the whole first season? Glad to see Laura Allen sink her teeth into a meaty role as Britt's vet girlfriend Katie? Wondering just what will happen next?

And, most importantly, will you tune in again next week?

And then there was the CW's Hellcats. I didn't write a review of the pilot episode mostly because I found it to be hellishly awful and entirely tedious, but I'd be curious to know what those of you who tuned in thought about the series premiere. Did you bother watching? Will you tune in again? And why oh why has the CW sunk so low again?

Talk back here.


You couldn't pay me to watch "Hellcats," but I did watch "Terriers."

The show was smart and I loved the banter between the leads. The plot however, was the the same old same old. I am intrigued to see where the show is going, however, so there is a glimmer of hope for something new happening here.

I know they were going for the gritty look...but for pete's sake, they all had such dirty hair.
Wes said…
LOVED Terriers. I read your review yesterday and it made me watch the first ep and I'm all ready in love with the show.

Hellcats? No way, no how. Didn't watch this week and won't watch next week
Loved, loved, LOVED Terriers! I am a huge Laura Allen fan. I started a fan webpage about her way back when she was on All My Children. Then I met her, and she made my fan page her official website. She's a sweet, gorgeous, VERY talented actress. She told me that episode #6 "Ring-A-Ding-Ding" is a big one for her Katie character.

I absolutely LOVED the great chemistry all the actors have with each other. Lucky Laura gets to play Michael Raymond-James' girlfriend! lol
Hannah Lee said…
Did not (and never will) watch Hellcats but found Terriers to be surprisingly enjoyable. Donal Logue and Michael Raymond-James are great together, as is the rest of the cast (Laura Allen is ridiculously likable).

The plot may have not been earth-shattering but the characters and tone of the show will definitely have me tuning back in. Thanks for the recommendation!
wackiland said…
Watched both. Appreciated both for what they are trying to do, believe it or not.

But then again, I'm rarely accused of having highbrow taste (except maybe in friends).
Anonymous said…
Watch both.

Hellcats is not CW material, more ABC Fam. For a cheerleading show needs better music, not impress but will get one more try.

Terriers: after all the promo, I was disappointed. To slow for my taste. Not going to watch next week.
Jon88 said…
Another "Terriers"-only viewer. Very impressed. Nice to see Logue playing a grown-up. (And now I know where the season 1 "Mad Men" captioner wound up. "Her voice becomes her"? Nope, he said, "Divorce becomes her.")
rockauteur said…
Hellcats was one of the worst things I've ever seen in my life. And only watched it for "industry" reasons.

Terriers I really liked. Didn't rave about it as much as you, but I also only saw the first episode and not the first five. But I look forward to watching more!
Jason said…
I'm steering clear of Hellcats, but I really liked Terriers. Pretty bad premiere numbers, right? Something like the worst drama debut on FX ever? Nevertheless, I'll keep watching and hope the show quickly finds an audience.

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