OK, so the other day I was talking with Willie at work about the FX show “Terriers,” which just completed its 13-episode run. I loved this show, about an ex-cop and best friend, who, having nothing better to do with their days in San Diego County, decide to partner in an unlicensed private investigation business that would be “too small to fail.”
Well, it turns out, the “Terriers” audience was “too small to survive,” and the cable network has just canceled the fledging series.
The show was smart. Donal Logue, as the recovering alcoholic ex-cop, and Michael Raymond-James as the small-time burglar/ne’er-do-well, wisecracked their way through each investigation that, while sewing it all up at the end of each episode, had an AMC-like big, complicated story thread that carried through from the premier to the finale. While this works for shows like “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad,” “Terriers” averaged only about 500,000 viewers per episode, according to FX.
In the season (and, it turns out, the permanent) finale, they got one real bad guy, had to let another, badder guy go, and Hank and Britt had some serious decisions to make. They didn’t give anything away, and I was already looking forward to the next season.
You can still find episodes On Demand or on Hulu. If you didn’t get to see it, this is a little taste of what you missed.
This was a little gem I was glad to have found. I’m going to miss it.