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Actually, I rather like the 10 or 13 episode seasons as it tends to concentrate the creative value of each episode over a major network 22-24 season which almost always has quite a few creatively dead episodes, basically filler just to get more ads in front of viewer's eyeballs.

+1! Too often the pressure to fill 22 episodes with story means that a few of them are just fillers and others do little if anything to move the plot along. In a well written show of 10 to 13 episodes a season something is happening all the time. In addition to Southland, Justified is a good example of the salutary effect of a shorter season.
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Great News!
Southland is renewed for a fifth season - 10 episodes:

http://www.tvguide.com/News/TNT-Rene...d-1046963.aspx

Now we wait 'till February.

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Great News!
Southland is renewed for a fifth season - 10 episodes:

http://www.tvguide.com/News/TNT-Rene...d-1046963.aspx

Now we wait 'till February.

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Outstanding I love this show and wish they had done the 13 but 10 is better than nothing
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Great news!
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I'm pleased too. The 10 episode season doesn't bother me a bit. As noted in an earlier post, I think a shorter season often leads to episodes that are more entertaining overall than those of a 22 episode season.
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That is awesome news!

Thanks for the posting, CFC
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Southland (season 5), Feb. 13
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Season 5 premiers next week! Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 9:00 PM CST.

Can't wait for this. All-star cast, I miss everybody tongue.gif
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Looking forward to this shows return about as Much as I looked forward to Justified when it started weeks ago . biggrin.gif

Wish the season was longer OR at least split the season into 2 @ 10 weeks winter/summer sessions like how they do on USA channel with their other shows smile.gif

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I'm looking forward to Season 5 of Southland too. It's already setup on my TiVo to record on the 13th. Can hardly wait!
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I'm looking forward to Season 5 of Southland too. It's already setup on my TiVo to record on the 13th. Can hardly wait!
My DirecTV subscription has never left the DVR had to change the channel only when they went to Cable !

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Just realized that The Americans and Southland will have the same time slot. Hmm, which to watch live? tongue.gif
Possibly Southland could use the ratings to get renewed. I'm sure FX will renew The Americans in a month anyway.
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I think if you watch your DVR'd show within 3 days, it "counts" more or less the same as live.
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Oh really? Thanks for the info.
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I'm looking forward to Season 5 of Southland too. It's already setup on my TiVo to record on the 13th. Can hardly wait!
Agree. It's the best "cop show" on TV.
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Just realized that The Americans and Southland will have the same time slot. Hmm, which to watch live? tongue.gif
Possibly Southland could use the ratings to get renewed. I'm sure FX will renew The Americans in a month anyway.

I'll watch "The Americans" from 10:20 to 11:00 then I'll watch "Southland from 11:00 to 11:40 sans commercials. The same thing I did last year when it was up against "Justified".
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Just realized that The Americans and Southland will have the same time slot. Hmm, which to watch live? tongue.gif
Possibly Southland could use the ratings to get renewed. I'm sure FX will renew The Americans in a month anyway.
"The Americans " had huge numbers , it will get picked up IIRC ,I read it would somewhere .
It wasn't too bad either , I signed on for it . smile.gif

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"The Americans " had huge numbers , it will get picked up IIRC ,I read it would somewhere .
It wasn't too bad either , I signed on for it . smile.gif

I think you will love The Americans. Andy Greenwald had a piece on the Grantland site, which I recommend highly. Greenwald calls the show, "The best new show since Homeland" and I would be hard pressed to disagree.
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I think you will love The Americans. Andy Greenwald had a piece on the Grantland site, which I recommend highly. Greenwald calls the show, "The best new show since Homeland" and I would be hard pressed to disagree.
Production values were high ,plot was sorta OK thru the 1st hour , But at the end when they brought out the " Ronald Reagen card " & we're at War now , I was hooked big time . the Wifey didn't like it "Too Complicated " she bitched & I Thought Cool ! I am gonna like it . rolleyes.gif

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Production values were high ,plot was sorta OK thru the 1st hour , But at the end when they brought out the " Ronald Reagen card " & we're at War now , I was hooked big time . the Wifey didn't like it "Too Complicated " she bitched & I Thought Cool ! I am gonna like it . rolleyes.gif

I've always been a sucker for spy thrillers. I guess that's why I love Le Carre so much. I agree with you that the way the writers used the historical fact that US defense spending was increased dramatically during the Reagan administration to show the increased paranoia of the Soviets was really slick. When I saw the way that the "husband and wife" Soviet spy team were sweating blood to protect their cover, I remembered Le Carre's famous line, "Being a spy is being yourself, only more so.smile.gif

The Americans being a great new show, coupled with the return of the wonderful Southland, makes me a happy camper.
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Oh really? Thanks for the info.

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Tonight!! Going to be awesome biggrin.gif

LAPD has been in the news lately due to the Dorner manhunt.
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Awesome season opener! So many different calls/stories to follow.

It should be a great season biggrin.gif
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Awesome kickoff to a new season.

Love me some Dewey!

And did Regina Adams have some work done to her frontal region or are they really playing up the fact that her character just had a baby? Almost looks like she's got 2 hams in her top!

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Awesome kickoff to a new season.

Love me some Dewey!

And did Regina Adams have some work done to her frontal region or are they really playing up the fact that her character just had a baby? Almost looks like she's got 2 hams in her top!

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I vote for the latter. wink.gif

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Awesome kickoff to a new season.

Love me some Dewey!

And did Regina Adams have some work done to her frontal region or are they really playing up the fact that her character just had a baby? Almost looks like she's got 2 hams in her top!

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Yeah, I noticed that too. She's always been kinda lean in that dept in real life. Since they are pointing that out on the show (look you're leaking) I figure it's some kind of push up bra/falsies or something.

Best show on TV. Looking forward to how this season plays out. Plus they are pushing the envelope of "regular" cable, what with the blurred out private parts. I think I read somewhere that even the normal cable onlu channels don't have to follow the FCC indecency laws. They just (kindaO do as a best practice.



edit: Maybe she had a kid a real life?

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wow, feel bad for Lydia. She seems like she can't take care of her baby without her mom.

Good episode, pretty damn dramatic though. The gangster's child being shot and killed. The vet shooting himself.

Cooper's partner! I did not see that coming eek.gif
That whole incident was bizarre. The guy just came out of the car shooting. Must have had a bad day LOL
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I don't think the kid was killed, but they said it didn't look good.

That was one hell of an episode though. So good.

The incident with Cooper didn't even seem that strange considering all the crazy ish we've been seeing around here recently. First Dorner then a high-jacking rampage yesterday, and down San Diego side two more cops were shot today...what's next?
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I don't think the kid was killed, but they said it didn't look good.

That was one hell of an episode though. So good.

The incident with Cooper didn't even seem that strange considering all the crazy ish we've been seeing around here recently. First Dorner then a high-jacking rampage yesterday, and down San Diego side two more cops were shot today...what's next?

Yeah, the child was never officialyl killed per the program. He probably died though.

Yup, California's violence has been crazy lately frown.gif
Not only your state, but America's gun violence and debate is so messed up. Seems like there's not one day that goes by without a school, court, library, etc. shooting. Public violence (and violence in general) is so stupid. I hate it mad.gif
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