Terriers (Foto: FX)
Michael Raymond-James, som spiller Britt(!)

Terriers, den nye privatetterforskerserien på FX hadde premiere i går kveld! Denne glemte jeg helt å nevne i serievintersaken jeg skrev i forrige uke, og det var en glipp. Jeg gleder meg til denne bare på grunn av Michael Raymond-James, som jeg synes var mer enn spennende som Rene Lenier i sesong én av True Blood.

Etter gårsdagens premiere, skriver Seattle P-I blant annet: “Don’t look for the scruffy buddy-heroes of FX’s Terriers to be named Best of Show. Top dogs they’re not. Brawn is not their strong suit. But they’re great, funny, funky company”.

Zap2it skriver: “The strongest part of the 13-episode FX series is the relationship between main characters Hank (Donal Logue) and Britt (Michael Raymond-James). They started out on opposite ends of the law; Hank was a police officer whose drinking problem led to a dishonorable discharge. Britt was a thief whose girlfriend turned him away from his life of crime“.

Time skriver: “Terriers is a welcome complement to some of cable’s bigger, more operatic dramas: it doesn’t go for the gut-wrenching violence of Sons of Anarchy or the brooding emotion of Mad Men, but it also doesn’t—like escapist cable shows like Covert Affairs or The Glades—aim for simple high-gloss entertainment. Instead, it turns its small scale into an asset, charming viewers as Hank and Britt aim for something greater in their jobs and, therefore, their lives. In the process, Terriers becomes pretty darn good as well“.

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Terriers (Foto: FX)
Donal Logue, som spiller Hank Dolworth i Terriers. (Foto: FX)

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Terriers (Foto: FX)
Michael Raymond-James, som spiller Britt Pollack.

L.A.Times skriver: “Our heroes make mistakes, personal and professional, and bend rules to breaking. (“You haven’t done anything illegal?” Hank’s ex-wife asks of their investigation. “Immoral, no,” he replies.) But there is nothing “anti-” about their heroism; they are trying, in their way, to better themselves, and the local world.

TvSquad: “…one scene crystallized the appeal of ‘Terriers’: In a very vexing situation (there’s a dead body involved), Hank and Britt have a debate about music that is both believable and amusing. ‘Terriers’ has distinctive dialogue throughout, but it’s most effective when its employed in situations that have real stakes for the characters. On that score, the show only gets better as it progresses.

Dette kan være akkurat den fiksen jeg trenger etter Varg Veum-smellen min for et par ukers tid siden. Privatetterforskere med vaklende moral, sjarm og fokus på de viktige småtingene høres ut som tv-helter i mine ører.