Monday, September 17, 2007

K-Ville: Open thread

We were going to cover this show initially. Then we saw the pilot and decided not to. Sure, I didn't expect Fox to do The Wire: New Orleans, but there was probably a better show to be made about post-Katrina New Orleans, or at least one that wasn't a middling, by-the-numbers police procedural.

And who saw the twist coming from the first act on? Speak up, kids!

4 comments:

Uncle Ira said...

I have to say, I thought it was a bit of a mess. I had the feeling that it might have been cut a lot. As if they had shot the pilot to be shown in 1 1/2 or 2 hour time slot. I'm hoping it'll get better over the next few episodes, otherwise I don't see myself sticking with it. I do like some of the cast.. It was nice surprise to see Blake Shields from Sleeper Cell. I hope they make good use of him. But at this point I'm not holding my breath for the show.

Justin said...

I didn't actually see the twist coming!

Nevertheless it was really jumbly, spastic and just kind of "typical Fox pilot" garbage? For some reason I was instantly reminded of "Justice" and "Vanished" even though they are totally different types of shows, thematically.

I wonder if they hire the same former MTV video directors to do all of their pilots or something?

My first casualty of the year!

Carrie said...

The Fox in-house production style is crap.

I actually thought this was better than I expected it to be, but I honestly expected nothing so there was nowhere to go but up. I appreciate the effort to set a show in a post-Katrina situation, so I am going to stick with it for a few weeks to see how things shake out.

Libby said...

Ugh.
This was decidedly painful.
While I agree with Carrie, that it's so great to see a show set in post-Katrina New Orleans, I just can't excuse the shoddiness of this pilot. It felt like someone read an children's encyclopedia entry on N.O. and then tried to shoehorn the info into a banal dime-a-dozen cop show.
Meh.
I'm vetoing further episodes of this from the DVR.