By Tabloid Baby|Friday, August 10, 2007 | 4:00 pm | 1 Comments
As the network newsreaders say when plugging one of their tabloid shows:
“A programming note”: Sunday is the season– and possibly series– finale for the greatest and most profound series with the coolest opening credits ever seen on television: John from Cincinnati.
We realize that no one can forgive creator David Milch for ditching Deadwood in favor of a show in which no one can figure out what the hell is going on, and even fewer of us gave John a chance after it premiered so obtusely, minutes after the frustrating final scene of The Sopranos, but the work of actors like Ed O’Neill, Dayton Callie, Luke Perry– and Austin Nichols as John– not to mention the angry, unhinged performance of Leonard Cohen’s former galpal Rebecca DeMornay– has generated a cult despite itself and made this appointment viewing.
So is he God or a space alien?The season finale of John, Episode 10, “His Visit: Day 9,” runs Sunday at 9 pm ET/PT. In it, Butchie and Kai wake up to a joyous revelation; Imperial Beach plays host to a makeshift parade organized by a revamped Stinkweed.
See a video preview here, then go back and watch the entire season on demand, and then come back and tell us what the heck it was all about!
((That title song is Joe Strummer and The Mescaleros’ “Johnny Appleseed.” The Joe Strummer biopic doco, Joe Strummer: the Future Is Unwritten, has been picked up by The Independent Film Channel and will be released simulatneously in theatres and video-on-demand on November 2nd.)