John From Cincinnati has the ingredients of something youve gotta see at least once: surfers, aliens, drug addicts, all brought together by David Milch, the prolific, risk-taking TV dramatist who decided to wrap up his HBO western Deadwood to do this new project. Its Milchs mind thats probably going to be the star here; the series name actors include Bruce Greenwood and Rebecca De Mornay. Deadwood was a gift to character actors who dont normally get to sink their teeth into such rich parts on TV. Milchs dialogue and imagery, given free rein on Deadwood, will get a more contemporary airing here. Its also about time that the surfing subculture and its attendant characters got rich treatment. Paul Brownfield John From Cincinnati premieres at 10 p.m. June 10 on HBO.
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