From the very moment that I saw the pilot for Fox's Lone Star, it quickly catapulted to my top five list for the new Fall season.
From the very moment that I saw the pilot for Fox's Lone Star
, it quickly catapulted to my top five list for the new Fall season
. Sex, intrigue, familiar faces
, a hot lead — what's not to love? Yet when it came time for the series to bow last week, viewers didn't exactly share in my excitement. The show debuted to abysmal ratings, and early rumblings of cancellation
have already begun. Fox is reportedly giving it one more week to succeed
, which means tonight may be its last chance to make good.
Consider this my plea to you: you should really watch Lone Star. I'd hate to see it get pulled when the show has so much potential, so here are four reasons why I think you should tune in:
- Its storyline is unlike anything else on TV right now. Just think about how many cop shows, procedural dramas, and ensemble comedies are out there. Yet, how many series do you know that center on a con-man? Yes, we've seen similar stuff on the big screen (Catch Me If You Can immediately comes to mind), but it feels fresh on TV.
- Despite its con-artist set-up, it features a surprising amount of heart. When you have a character faking his way to innocent people's cash, it isn't easy to make him likable; however, Lone Star's main guy Bob Allen actually has a conscience. He feels bad about his trickery, truly loves both his wife and girlfriend, and really just wants to come clean. Add in his strained relationship with his father, and it's not just a show about money; it's about Bob maintaining relationships with the people he loves.
Two more reasons when you read more