John from Cincinnati

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John from Cincinnati
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From the creator of Deadwood comes this new "surf noir" drama about a dysfunctional Southern California family galvanized by the sudden arrival of two strangers: a man out for revenge and a boy looking for surfing lessons. In Imperial Beach, California, the dysfunctional Yost family intersects with two new arrivals to the community: a dim-but-wealthy surfing enthusiast and man spurned by the Yosts years ago.
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  • John from Cincinatti was a series that had potential.

    7.0
    As with Deadwood, which I actually liked, I was unable to grow a bigger interest that would have enabled me to remember to watch every Sunday. I was there, after The Sopranos finale aired (which people blame for John's decreased ratings), to watch John from Cincinatti.



    At first, I thought that it was a decent series, although I expected a lot more. I found the cast and characters to be excellent and the writing to be, somewhat, above mediocre. I really enjoyed John's character but I stuck with him until episode three. Believe me, I really wanted to watch (after previews of John meeting thugs). But, I just could not remember that week and that inevitably made me forget the series entirely.



    I thought this series would become another "smash hit" by HBO (all those previews before it premiered). I am very disappointed with HBO in cancelling this series. The final episode (which I have not viewed) drew over three million viewers, more than some episodes of Deadwood, and Deadwood was very expensive, and I'm sure John from Cincinatti isn't that expensive to produce. This time, I'll remember to buy the DVD. John from Cincinatti is another example of HBO's waning "glory days". I apologize, John.moreless
  • Save JFC Postcard Campaign

    10
    I really like "John From Cincinnati" and want to do everything I can to try to get a second season. So, along with some other devoted fans, we are starting an postcard campaign.



    The postcard campaign is being hosted by TheSnugHarborMotel.com at:



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    Here you can vote for your favorite postcard design and learn more about how to contribute. We are working with an environmentally friendly printer who will print and mail the postcards for us. You can also help by making a donation at PayPal.com to SaveJFC@greenpostcards.com



    Also, feel free to come by TheSnug and join in the discussion. We learn so much from each other! See you there.moreless
  • A very wordy show that confuses but entertains

    6.5
    Set in a surfing community and around the Yost family, their friends and colleagues, this is an odd show. It seems to be about a Jesus figure intersecting into their lives (not that it's apparent straight off) showing them miracles and making them float. It's main problem however is that the characters spurt a load of words that aren't straight to the point and sometimes very cryptic. I had a hard time understanding what characters were getting at, what was this dialogue about. Other hurdles consist of excessive swearing (especially by Sissy who needs anger management) and a teenage kid that can't act.



    Despite these faults if you stick with it, it's an entertaining show, and you'll gradually sink into the very simple story as it unfolds and more characters come into play. The character of John himself is an odd character who at first just seems mentally disabled to everyone but in fact is more than that. His babbling only makes sense in portions and is mainly copied from other characters words, that's until he starts mentioning his Father's word of course.



    The other characters are all oddballs themselves but learn to appreciate one another with John around. You also get Cromartie from the Terminator TV series pop up here as a Doctor, one of the straighter characters. And in all honesty that is what this show is all about, Character, and if you can't get on with this characters its probably not for you.



    Final note, the music they chose for the show is kick ass - the main theme tune in particular I wouldn't mind owning. In fact I wouldn't mind owning the full soundtrack album if they licence it for release.moreless
  • Drama about a dysfunctional Southern California family galvanized by the sudden arrival of two strangers. In Imperial Beach, California, the dysfunctional Yost family intersects with two new arrivals to the community.moreless

    10
    This series was crazy, funny and very cool to watch. I loved watching this series but I guess they didn't plan to air it for long or the ratings wasn't that good because it last for about one season. But it was good while it lasted. To anyone who go looking for this series good luck but I suggest you try the network who created and air the series first. I'm glad I watch this series because it helped me when I was bored or just waiting for something else to come on. Can't wait until the next new series from the network that aired this one.moreless
  • I really love the show but the last episode of the season didn't make much sense to me at all.

    10
    This show is great on so many levels. I wonder why they had to end it the way that they did. I think I understand the concept pretty well but a lot of stuff still confuses me. I hope that they will come back for a second season so we can discover more secrets about "Cincinnati". I want to know more about John and what will happen with the Yost family. About Shaun and Butchie. They have an exceptional cast and I don't want that show to go to waste like some other shows. I really want this show to be successful.moreless
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  • APRIL IS HERE ALREADY, AND SPRING IS IN FULL SWING, AND WHAT BETTER WAY TO CELEBRATE THAN WITH SOME NEW DVDS? EXPERIENCE THE BIZARRE WORLD OF JOHN FROM CINCINNATI IF YOU MISSED IT WHEN IT AIRED ON HBO, AND CHECK OUT THE ALTERNATE REALITY OF DOCTOR WHO. IF YOU'RE IN NEED OF MORE MYSTERY IN YOUR LIFE, YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THE SIXTH YEAR OF LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT AS WELL AS MURDER, SHE WROTE: THE COMPLETE 8TH SEASON.

    April 1, 2008 DVD Releases

    • © 2007 Home Box Office, Inc.
    • © 2007 Home Box Office, Inc.
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    secrets and lies, relationship woes, Family Dramas, quirky soundtrack, not for the faint of heart