One Dollar (2018– )
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This show is interesting as long as you're not an impatient millennial who wants a simple slasher/thriller. It has details. And a plot. And characters that have more than one layer. All good things, in my opinion.
I have no clue what an earlier reviewer was spouting about a bashed dog. Didn't happen. Unless the idiot got so mad about the storyline that he went out and killed his own dog. Or maybe he has access to later episodes and the killing he described has yet to happen, but the rest of his review sounded like he'd only seen the first episode. As I said, no clue.
It's gritty, but not disturbing in the same way Law and Order or CSI can be. You're not seeing anything too graphic. I like the depiction of the small town dynamics so far, with the clear distinction of how money separates the two sides of town. The cast of characters is very interesting so far, and they each seem to have their own underhanded dealings that we'll see more of in the rest of the season.
I saw someone else's review about an incident involving the dog, and without spoiling things, I just want to say that since they admittedly turned the show off at that point, they entirely misread what happened and missed the entire plot! The dog is fine, as is the (adorable) toddler. The single dad character is creepy, but they're doing a good job to show that he'll do whatever it takes to provide for his daughter, which I like.
Overall, I really like it so far! Lots of promise.
The show is v well acted, has a strong story line and some great characters. It should be running well above 7.0 in the ratings. Not quite sure why it isn't. Maybe not enough action or too reflective for some viewers.
Anybody who enjoys a good story and some great acting should watch this.
Don't listen to the hypersensitive 1 star review, that didn't actually watch the show. Scene: Main character is in the woods you and you see blood on his face. (This is about 12 minutes in to episode 1.)
I'm guessing that's where that particular reviewer just assumed they knew what had happened and stopped watching all together and wrote an inaccurate review.
If they had watched about 10 seconds more they would see the dog is fine. The dog is shown happily playing again in the episode later.
So what's with the blood on his face? Check it out to find out.
I thought it was going to be very conservative seeing that it aired on CBS, but it wasn't.
There was swearing, the topics addressed in the show were issues that we are ALL facing as a country now & have been for a long time. It addresses (if people are paying attention) WHY crony capitalism is terrible for EVERYONE, & why people are forced to commit crimes.
These topics should be recognized & discussed as a whole country, as well as with the entire world, as it's not just American that is going through this.
The acting was good too, and there were times when it made me chuckle.
There was also nostalgia in certain areas.
I hope it returns for a second season.
What's truly wonderful are the scripts. It's so rare to find a show where the dialog seems like something real people would really say. There are no stereotypical, typecast characters here like "the good guy," "the hero private eye," "the hero's wife," or "the damsel in distress." There are no mindless, predictable car chases or CGI-augmented, but implausible action scenes. It's interesting because you believe all of the people involved can think and have choices, same as you or me. I watch because I want to know what they'll they're going to do next, or what they have done that's brought them into a mess. And from time to time the dialog is clever and funny.
I recognized a few faces in the cast like Deidre O'Connell, John Carroll Lynch from The Drew Carey Show, Greg Gerrman from Ally McBeal, and a couple of Boardwalk Empire veterans, Aleksa Palladino and Erik LaRay Harvey. There are no megastars. Everyone turned in good work, usually playing someone completely different from the roles that made them famous. Kirrilee Berger, literally a teenager playing a teenager (they're usually twenty-five year olds playing 18, right?), steals every scene she's in. She's magnetic, sympathetic,graceful, and convincing. I'm sure she's bound for great things.
There should be more TV like this. TV with brains and heart, that doesn't make us feel foolish for wasting our time on it. Like after finishing a good novel, I felt very satisfied when it ended. Hope to see the creator do something just as good soon!