Southland was my favorite show of last year, and probably one of my favorite shows of the last five. I was heartbroken when NBC cancelled it for the failed Leno experiment, and happy but cautious when it was picked up by TNT. Anyway, we got a screener for the first episode, which airs of January 4, of a new season written entirely after the TNT pickup and I just watched it.
It’s great. The show hasn’t missed a beat. It looks and feels just like it used to, and like some of the best episodes from last season, there’s plenty of adrenaline to go around. I feel much more at ease for the rest of the season now. I’ll post a more in-depth review soon, but if you were concerned about Southland‘s shift to a new network, I hope this puts your mind at ease.