Terriers (Season 1)
Stars: Donal Logue, Michael Raymond-James, Laura Allen, Rockmond Dunbar, Jamie Denbo, Kimberly Quinn
Quietly, and underneath the noses of confident HBO executives, the FX network has emerged as cable television’s premier hotbed of dynamic original programming (see: Justified, Sons Of Anarchy, American Horror Story, Louie). Aside from its many impressive hits, though, FX has also seen first-rate shows struggle to gain audiences before tapping out after one season.
One of the unfortunate casualties is Terriers, a unique marriage of crime drama and oddball comedy centered around an alcoholic former cop (Donal Logue) and a criminal (Michael Raymond-James) who launch their own half-assed private investigation business. Something like HBO’s similarly sacrificed Bored To Death, except less goofy, and, yes, more deserving of a second chance.