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SOUTHLAND

Thanks to the SOUTHLAND Team at TNT, I am so exited to offer readers a chance to win Season 1 of SOUTHLAND on DVD*!

The season 2 premiere is coming up on March 2 on their new home, TNT, and between now and then, be sure to check out the site for interviews with the cast (Regina King, Michael Cudlitz, Ben McKenzie, Tom Everett Scott), preview videos, and reviews of the first two fantastic episodes!

To enter the contest, watch the following video and tell us what your favorite thing about this incredible show is!

*Contest is open to US residents only.  Winners will be chosen at random and notified via email on March 2.

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What are you doing tonight?  You should be watching the commercial free premiere of SOUTHLAND on TNT.  The show, which follows the the members of the LAPD, is gritty, and dark, and smart, and intriguing! The show has some of the greatest talents on TV today – Ben McKenzie, Michael Cudlitz (pictured above), Regina King, Tom Everett Scott, Shawn Hatosy, Kevin Alejandro, Arija Bareikis, Michael McGrady, and C Thomas Howell.  SOUTHLAND made news earlier this year when NBC canceled the show before it even began airing a Season 2 episode.  TNT swooped in and picked up this awesome series – the show will air every episode from the show’s first season (6 total) and then the 6 episodes shot for season 2.  Ratings will decide if the show gets picked up for original episodes – do your part and help this show continue for years!  Follow the jump for the episode description and some clips from tonight’s premiere! (more…)

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SOUTHLAND has my vote!

southland1I gave up on PRIVATE PRACTICE a long time ago, and ELEVENTH HOUR is over, so while I’ll be recording HARPER’S ISLAND over on CBS, I have to say that the show I’m most excited for on Thursday nights at 10PM is definitely SOUTHLAND.  Having had the opportunity to screen the pilot (and for you folks not able to wait until tonight you can check it out here), and I have to say, that while there are some cliched spots, this show has the makings of really fantastic stuff.

Ben McKenzie (how cute is he?) from THE OC plays Ben Sherman, rookie cop hooked up with the cliched jaded cop John Cooper (played delightfully by Michael Cudlitz).  The show follows them on their first day on the job, as they investigate a brutal drive by in South LA.  Other cast members include the amazing Regina King (she plays a tough as nails detective with soft side for her in-need-of-care mother), Tom Everett Scott (he is Spartacus, from THAT THING YOU DO, and I love him!), Arija Bareikis (who is one of my absolute favorites), Michael McGrady, Shawn Hatosy, and another perennial man of awesome, Keven Alejandro.

I loved the pilot.  There were little things here and there that I didn’t love, but in general, I love this show, specifically the lovely use of The National over the final scenes.  If you love sprawling drama set against crimes and danger (a la THIRD WATCH) with the story telling prowess of BOOMTOWN, this is the show for you!

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