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September 23 2010

Olivia Williams' episode of Terriers on iTunes. Episode 3, "Change Partners" aired last night and is available on iTunes today.

Unfortunately, FX only seems to have the pilot available for free viewing on the web (at both fxnetwork.com and hulu.com), so you'll have to purchase this if you missed it last night.

The episode was very good -- the show's definitely kicking it up a notch now. Lots of twisty bits that kept you guessing.

I noticed that I keep expecting someone I'm attached to, to die in the new shows I'm watching-- Terriers, Rubicon

The show isn't my "type", but I enjoyed the ep. I particularly liked the conversations between Donal Logue's character and Olivia's character about technology. Haha.

The ending was very wtf-ish. Made me go all, O_o "wat is dat?!"
I'm enjoying this show a lot, and particularly last night's episode with Olivia Williams was complicated, layered, funny, and really an interesting show. I think that Tim Minear's voice is really coming through. I just wish that Olivia Williams could be a regular (I think the male characters are more interesting than the regular female characters on this show).
The episode's also up on hulu , so it's available free (to people in the US with decent internet, anyway).

ETA: No it isn't. I got numbers mixed up and thought we were talking about episode 2 ... my total bad.

[ edited by erendis on 2010-09-25 03:49 ]
Huh. I see the Terriers pilot, and "Dog and Pony"/episode 2 on hulu, but I don't see Olivia's "Change Partners"/episode 3 up there yet...

And I am in the U.S., and with decent internets, to boot.

ETF: emphatic endless italics

[ edited by QuoterGal on 2010-09-24 01:14 ]
From what I've read, Tim Minear apparently co-wrote episodes 3, 4 and 5 but they're uncredited. He wrote all of 6, also uncredited. Episode 11 seems to be the only one that officially has his name on it so far. In all other cases, he's listed in the opening credits as Executive Producer. He's all over this now and I think it really shows. I'm very much enjoying Terriers, mainly for the snappy dialogue and great character/actor chemistry. One of my favorite exchanges so far:
"You look nice. Special occasion?"
"Yeah, it's Bring Your Tie To Work Day."
If you enjoy this show, then it's imperative to spread the word. The ratings for the 3rd Episode were very bad. Even for Cable. Less than 570,000 people supposedly watched it Wednesday night.
I've enjoy this so far, but unless it does something to separate itself from the pack, I'll eventually lose interest. The dialogue is good, just the characters are a little run-of-the-mill for television nowadays. Divorced alcoholic, bitter ex-wife, etc, etc.

Fortunately, that very last scene in the last episode intrigued me greatly. Very unexpected and very weird... plus, I heard the series improved over time so I'm optimistic about it. Too bad about the ratings.
This is so frustrating. Is it the day? The time slot? Should it be paired with Justified instead of Sons of Anarchy? I mean, okay, it's maybe not the most groundbreaking and innovative of television shows, but since when does it have to be? It's well written, well acted, well shot and well directed. What gives?

If nothing else, the fact that it's on cable will at least ensure that we get to see all of season one. Maybe within that time, it will gain better ratings through word of mouth.
Not sure if this is my type of show, but a Tim co-written ep with Olivia Williams might be too good to pass up. Could I understand it without seeing episode 1&2 first?
@the Groosalugg:

Yep. The two previous eps were stand-alone, and the only real plot thread that I can recall (a scenario about the main characters house) is easy enough to pick up on. But I think this ep is the beginning to a much more serialized story, so I'd jump on sooner rather than later.

I'm not saying anything about the quality of the show though. It's still not that great, but there has definitely been improvement from the pilot, so I think I'll stick around for a little bit longer.

Olivia Williams was really good in this ep.
I'm dvr this and I like it. The dialogue is good and I think it assumes some intelligence on the part of the audience. The exposition is not the ham-fisted kind we see in a lot of shows.
This is so frustrating. Is it the day? The time slot? Should it be paired with Justified instead of Sons of Anarchy? I mean, okay, it's maybe not the most groundbreaking and innovative of television shows, but since when does it have to be? It's well written, well acted, well shot and well directed. What gives?


It would help if they promoted it better. The only reason I knew about it at all was due to posts here, and actively searching out info from that. I missed the initial airing of the second episode entirely because I forgot it was on...had to DVR a repeat later in the week.

[ edited by JMaloney on 2010-09-24 20:03 ]

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