In Imperial Beach, California, the dysfunctional Yost family intersects with two new arrivals to the community: a dim-but-wealthy surfing enthusiast, and a man spurned by the Yosts years ago.

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David Milch, Kem Nunn
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Rebecca De Mornay ...  Cissy Yost 10 episodes, 2007
Greyson Fletcher ...  Shaun Yost 10 episodes, 2007
Willie Garson ...  Meyer Dickstein 10 episodes, 2007
Bruce Greenwood ...  Mitch Yost 10 episodes, 2007
Luis Guzmán ...  Ramon Gaviota 10 episodes, 2007
Keala Kennelly ...  Kai 10 episodes, 2007
Austin Nichols ...  John Monad 10 episodes, 2007
Ed O'Neill ...  Bill Jacks 10 episodes, 2007
Luke Perry ...  Linc Stark 10 episodes, 2007
Brian Van Holt ...  Butchie Yost 10 episodes, 2007
Matt Winston ...  Barry Cunningham 10 episodes, 2007
Emily Rose ...  Cass 10 episodes, 2007
Garret Dillahunt ...  Dr. Michael Smith 9 episodes, 2007
Dayton Callie ...  Steady Freddie Lopez / ... 9 episodes, 2007
Jim Beaver ...  Vietnam Joe 8 episodes, 2007
Paul Ben-Victor ...  Palaka 8 episodes, 2007
Chandra West ...  Tina Blake 7 episodes, 2007
Paula Malcomson ...  Jerri 5 episodes, 2007
Matthew Maher ...  Dwayne 5 episodes, 2007
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In Imperial Beach, California, the dysfunctional Yost family intersects with two new arrivals to the community: a dim-but-wealthy surfing enthusiast, and a man spurned by the Yosts years ago.

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Something is in the air

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The surfing sequences are by well-respected surfers Brock Little, Keala Kennelly, Dan Malloy, John John Florence, Shane Beschen, and Herbie Fletcher. See more »

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John Monad: What do you want Butchie Yost?
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Referenced in Difficult People: The Courage of a Soldier (2015) See more »

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Sport wood, surf water
18 July 2007 | by UncleTantraSee all my reviews

It is difficult to say enough good things about this series. The ensemble cast gives new meaning to the term; there hasn't been as wacky and as wonderful a cast since Firefly. There are standouts -- if Rebecca de Mornay and Ed O'Neill are not nominated for Emmys something is very wrong indeed -- but pretty much every one of the actors is spot-on.

Many people will probably comment about the odd paranormal events that start to happen when John arrives on the scene. Many theories will be generated about who John is and what he does to "cause" them. I see things a different way. The magic of this series, and the brilliance of its writing, is that despite the title it really isn't *about* John. John doesn't really cause these extraordinary things to happen to this odd group of people; it's more like his presence allows the odd group of people to realize what is already going on.

There's an old spiritual saying: "Before realization, chop wood and carry water; after realization, chop wood and carry water." Realization isn't about changing anything, it's about noticing what has always already been present. The magic surrounding the extended Yost family has always already been present. You want miracles? It's a miracle that most of them are still alive. But they've been so busy for so long now chopping wood and carrying water that they never realized how much of a miracle their lives were. Around John, they start to realize this.


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