John from Cincinnati premiered last night after the Sopranos. I loved Deadwood and Point Break so how could this show be bad?
It's not… yet. First episodes are hard, so much to do in so little time… character introductions, relationships to set up.
Surf movies are different from westerns b/c there's not the easy set-up of good guy/bad guy. There aren't as many surf movies as there are westerns, so the background of familiar scenarios is missing as well.
Either way, having a show named John from Cincinnati might give people in other parts of the country something to reference besides the WKRP theme song.
David Milch, don't let me down.