i will never, ever pay attention to fox tv again.
tuesday i blogged 'lone star' and tuesday, it turns out, was also the day that fox killed the show. those idiots. they needed to give it some time. they weren't interested.
lone star could have been a huge hit.
it was marketed poorly.
don't play soap opera when it's not. the ads insisted it was another dallas (i hated the tv show dallas) but that's not what it was at all.
it was more king lear than dallas.
and now it's gone.
what could have been the best show of the season - what i think already was the best new show of the season - is now off.
the creator of the show, kyle killen, posted about the cancelation in 'Lone Star Loves You, Even From The Grave:'
Wednesday was the first time I'd been in Austin on a weekday in almost six months. One of the twins woke me by saying "No one watch Daddy's show?" I said, no, I'm afraid not. The other twin said, "Not even a little people?" Sorry. No. And then one said, "So this means you be here now?" And I thought, yes, yes I will.
i got the news from c.i. i go look up kyle killen's blog after c.i. tells me tonight that there's a post about the show and i see 'the letter eleven.' that's the title? huh?
c.i. glances at it and says, 'k.'
the letter k. kyle killen. k is the letter 11.
i did not get it.
but i got the show and, sorry, kyle, it was on the level of shakespeare.
maybe he needs to be modest or maybe he just doesn't know. but that was a great show and i was thinking i'd be watching it until it was canceled - which did end up happening but i assumed that would be 10 to 15 years from now.
i did not watch my generation and don't know what network it's on but c.i. told me that show was cut too. so lone star fans embrace the my generation fans and let's grieve together.
let's close with c.i.'s 'Iraq snapshot:'