In a television world where the supernatural build a cult following, where crime shows cover every angle of the criminal profile, where reality surfaces nearly every night, it’s not surprising that most (if not all) of Americans didn’t tune in last Monday to watch the innovative season premiere of Lone Star. Maybe you didn’t hear of it, maybe Bristol Palin drew you away, or maybe you were really wondering what that mysterious event was. What you might not be aware of is that you missed one of the most unique and ambitious television dramas challenging the current landscape network TV has to offer. For that reason, less than 5 million people showed up to watch and now the show is the first of the TV season in danger of cancellation. In fact, some think tonight’s episode, if it doesn’t pick up a little bit of steam, might be the end of what was touted as this falls best new show.
So what about it should make you tune in TONIGHT at 9pm EST/8pm CST on Fox? Was your interest not piqued by anything I mentioned above? Bob (played by newcomer James Wolk) wants it all. The money, the love, the family life, and apparently the inevitable heartache. With one wife in Houston and one girlfriend in Midland, Texas, Bob seems to be living his dream. Twice-over. Until he realizes that working with his father to con the people in the small town of Midland has caught up to him because he is actually falling in love with his girlfriend and the life small-town Texas has to offer. What’s wrong with that? He’s also falling in love with his wife in Houston, the daughter of a business mogul worth billions. And to top it all off, Bob was offered a job at the company, a job he just couldn’t turn down. He and his father, who originally got him into the con business, were going to use this as a way into the billion dollar industry, but Bob has had enough. He wants to make money the real way; he wants a real life. What might actually get in his way are the people in both lives wanting to bring him down, out him as being someone he might not really be.
The question is: Does having double lives constitute as real? Working to right his wrongs in conning the people of Midland, Bob’s first business venture was to actually invest into what he initially took people’s money for. Will this come back to haunt him? Will he be able to keep his secrets? Lone Star challenges what present day TV has to offer. It’s a one-of-a-kind show that primetime television has not seen in a while and should not be “rewarded” with such a short life. Give it a shot, I can almost guarantee you this night-time soap-like drama will hook you in and you won’t be disappointed. If you’re still not convinced, check the complete open letter Kyle Killen, creator and exec. producer, wrote to fans (click here to read the letter). Catch Lone Star TONIGHT, Monday Sept 27 @ 9pm EST/8pm CST on Fox.
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