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Terriers – Please let this be a season — not series — finale

Sometimes the cliché is warranted. 'Terriers' does belong on the best show you're not watching lists. I just hope it lives to see a second season.

Thank you to my friend, Sebastian, for without his Guest Clack contribution I would never have given Terriers a chance. That would have been a horrible oversight on my part. Despite Dish Network doing their damnedest to stop me (removing FX from the lineup, of all things), once I was in, I was invested.

The only reason I can think that Terriers isn’t a hit is because of its name. I admit that I had no idea what the show was about, and the name didn’t make me want to find out. Without the aforementioned shout out right here on CliqueClack, I would be as clueless as the myriad of other viewers who missed out on this fantastic program.

Two weeks ago, an episode titled “Sins of the Past” so seamlessly intermixed the past and the present that I was in awe. It was just impressive film making, on any level. The editing, the mingling of how Hank and Britt came to be and how well matched it was with the current story … I cannot express how well it was done.

It all brought us up to the season (fingers & toes crossed!) finale. The underlying mystery on top of which all of the episodes were built came to a head. I really don’t want to give away any spoilers, because I want you to go out, find the episodes and watch them. Now. But how to cover a finale without covering the finale?

I’ll do that by telling you nothing is as it seems. During the finale, as with so many of the smaller cases throughout the season, it slowly dawns on you that you’re figuring things out right along with Hank and Britt. Like a giant puzzle, as the pieces fall into place you realize just how brilliant the writing is on Terriers. Think Damages with scrappy, lovable, incredibly funny characters you can’t help but cheer on. Wouldn’t that be a show you absolutely adored? That’s what you will find in Terriers. Mystery, intrigue, wit, friendship, surprises and more of the same around every corner.

They solved the majority of the arc, but left just a bit open to pick up next season. I thank the writers for giving me enough closure to survive with the actions and choices made this season. The same thanks goes to them for making me want a second season so badly. I hope it’s not too late for you to get the same invested enjoyment from Terriers that I did. Trust me with this, you can watch the entire season and be satisfied even if my own wishes for season two don’t materialize. It’s that good.

Photo Credit: FX Network

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8 Responses to “Terriers – Please let this be a season — not series — finale”

December 2, 2010 at 12:34 PM

Thanks for the post. I have been watching Terriers since the beginning and it is one of the best shows I have seen. Honestly, I wouldn’t have watched it just knowing the name either but I caught a commercial before it started when I was watching something else on FX. I love both characters and the actors. Here is hoping that they get a second season and more.

December 2, 2010 at 3:22 PM

With those ratings – no change. It’s really too bad.

Sh*t I’ve got my own category now? O_o

December 2, 2010 at 3:23 PM

. . . . .

This is one of the few shows I really wanted to flop down on the couch for, but haven’t gotten the opportunity to yet.

Come on, reruns … !!!

December 2, 2010 at 3:29 PM

I essentially watched the entire run in four sittings. Once you start watching, you just want to keep going. Hope you get to it, eventually. Well worth the watch!

December 2, 2010 at 11:33 PM

I too loved the show, and saw it since the begining, so i really hope that they get a second season, if not, what a great run it had… i’ll cross my fingers too!!!

December 3, 2010 at 8:41 AM

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this show. I will be so disappointed if it is not allowed a second season. I could not agree more with this review of the show. The acting, writing, filming is all excellent. Truly deserves more air time.

Please don’t let this one slip away. It’s really that good.

December 4, 2010 at 9:55 PM

I first watched this show out of boredom, and since the very first episode, I was hooked and eagerly awaiting what would come the following week. The season finale was also great. I love the characters, plot, chemistry, acting, etc. A GREAT show. I am cutting off circulation to my fingers because I have them crossed so tight, in hopes for a second season..

December 5, 2010 at 12:38 PM

This is the email I have sent to FX a few weeks ago. I think it says it all: This series means incredibly much to me, I can’t stand the thought of it not being renewed… Please: Everybody help keeping this alive!!!!

the eMail to FX:

Dear FX-Networks staff,

I’m not sure how much good it’ll do, but I just had to let you know how much I like your new series “Terriers” and how much I would love it if it’d return for a second season.

I have been looking forward to watching this series since I first heard about it about a year ago – give or take a few months… My expectations have been exceeded in every possible way. Terriers is the best new series I have watched in ages – by far!!! The storyline, acting, characters, music….. really EVERYTHING about this series is so great I am having troubles describing it properly.

Although I have never lived a life even similiar to the main character’s, I can honestly relate to them at all times. Sometimes it feels like watching real people doing their everyday thing. I am looking forward to each episode with unsurpassed anticipation and I just realized there will be only two more episodes coming up before this season is over. It feels like I’m about to lose touch with some friends soon and knowing it, i.e. not good.

Of course, I am fully aware that it makes little sense to keep some series alive that hardly anyone watches, but I am sure the ratings will improve once FX will be available nationwide via cable again, I guess you’re working on that, right!? I have told my friends about the series as well posted my opinion on the internet, because I just can’t stand the idea of it getting cancelled after just one season. It keeps getting better and more touching with every episode and I’m sure there’s potential for much more to come. In fact, everyone I have talked to in person or via the internet loves this show. All that people need to do in order to fall in love with it is watch it just once – I’m sure about that. Sure, you can’t please everyone and there will surely be some folks who do not like it, but – hey – as I said, you can’t please everyone, right. Just look – I’m sure you have – at the IMDB ratings to get an idea of how many people watching it actually like it. It’s amazing and I am sure most of them feel the way I do.

PLEASE consider giving it another shot by shooting a second season, it’ll be appreciated by lots and lots of people like me who just can’t stand the idea of losing their new found friends so soon after getting to know them. I have never written any letter like this before, but I felt I just had to do it. I wanna make sure I am doing whatever I can do see another season of the best series in ages.

I could go on forever, describing how much TERRIERS means to me – just ask my girlfriend – but I think you get the idea. Please consider a second season – thank you so much.

I’d love to hear your thoughts about it, so feel free to reply if you can. If there is anything else I can do and may not have thought of to help seeing TERRIERS again in 2011, let me know!!!

Thanks a million for taking the time to read all of this, I REALLY appreciate it….. and thanks for the amazing first season that has made my life a bit brighter each week!!!

Best regards

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