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Will Lone Star Live Up to its Promos?

Every summer, we're bombarded with promos for new fall shows, each one hoping to catch our wandering eyes and advertisers' blank checks. But trailers and promos are illusions designed to dupe us into thinking things are better than they actually are.

Most of this year's crop of new shows are just like every other year's; several programs look dead right off the bat and only a few look watchable. But one show stood way out from the rest. At least in the promos.

The promotional material for Fox's Lone Star doesn't have fancy special effects or A-List actors, two keys to making a snappy trailer. Instead, it relies on relaying the heart of the show—a man caught between two lives—which it does it exceptionally well.

Here's Lone Star's first trailer, released during the network's upfronts earlier this year. It immediately had me intrigued with its gorgeous cinematography and easily digestible story, and that soundtrack by Mumford and Sons doesn't hurt either.

The early buzz on the show is big, with several insiders telling me it's the new show that's drawing the most interest. Fox is going to push this one big time, and the latest promo is so slick that it's done nothing but make me want to see the show even more. Watch it over at EW.com.

Will Lone Star live up to these two fantastic previews? We'll find out this September. Also, for the record, I'd choose Adrianne Palicki in a heartbeat.


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It looks good and hopefully it won't stretch itself out seeing how the storyline is simple. Fox usually does a good job with their shows so I have hopes for this one.
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This looks interesting I might watch this one I will be looking for the deck of cards to collapse he is holding .
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in spite of being on fox, and being a drama...seems ok
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no
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It looks very interesting but how would they be able to keep it going for a TV show and not for just a movie?!
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i think it well have a strong story line welll see..',
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I agree, the show looks very intriguing. Definitely one of the most promising, judging by the promo campaign. If anyone wants a more in-depth look, I have one on my blog: http://penguinonthetelly.com/post/998612242/fall-tv-preview-lone-star
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Looks kinda boring for a 20 and more episodes season, but I hope I'm wrong.
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Looks good
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Promos for this show look good
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The problem is that Monday is such a packed night;. I'll probably record this show while watching The Event. The networks would benefit from doing what cable stations like USA, SyFy, and FX do -- that is to repeat the shows in late night hours for those who can't watch at the scheduled time and/or to stream them their websites. ABC is very good streaming; CBS is terrible.
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ahhh... if only I weren't boycotting FOX for it's lack of regard to the fans when ending Prison Break...
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