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K-VILLE Series Premiere – What Did You Think?

September 17, 2007 by  

Tonight K-VILLE was the first new series premiere of the 2007 Fall TV season.  Did you watch it?  If so, tell us what you thought of the series premiere? Is this a show that’s going on your season pass or are you going to pass all together?  Be the blogger.  I’ll be updating this post tomorrow with some of your comments.

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9 Responses to “K-VILLE Series Premiere – What Did You Think?”

  1. K-VILLE Series Premiere - What Did You Think? — All This Nonsense on September 18th, 2007 12:42 am

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  2. tessahessa on September 18th, 2007 12:57 am

    I was really excited to see K-Ville. I recently took a trip to New Orleans for a social work conference, and was at once appalled and amazed. The disaster is on the minds and lips of the people living in New Orleans, much more so than even 9/11 was in New York. I think we had a common enemy that was engaged after 9/11, but the enemies that caused the human disaster of Katrina are still being ignored (dismount soapbox, back to TV). I thought the show looked respectful and interesting in the previews, so I thought I’d watch.

    I enjoyed the show and appreciated the use of NOLA as a character. I think showing a Marlin Boulet (Anthony Anderson) as a respectable man who is fighting for his home, but struggling to do it, is a brave choice in a TV environment that often goes for the easy answer and stock character. However, I think they went too far with the deepdarksecret of Trevor Cobb (Cole Hauser). I won’t spoil it (the fact that he has issues is in the episode description, so no spoiler there), but I thought it was unnecessary. Having a character who was simply drawn to that level of chaos (and/or has a simple savior complex with no traumatic deepdarksecret) would have allowed for a depth of character and a level of realism higher than the story they chose.

    I am interested to see where the show goes from here. My biggest fear is that it will be too ambitious and complicated, lose viewers, and then go off the air before it has the chance to get to really interesting places.

    Oh, and Cole Hauser is super hot and brood-y. Yay. Another man added to the entirely unavailable (fiancee-and-child-unavailable added to famous-unavailable) list. Woot.

  3. Whirl on September 18th, 2007 1:40 am

    I admit I was impressed, especially since I tuned in because there was nothing else on. Dramatic without being too over the top and I found Anthony Anderson’s character to be one I will enjoy watching develop. Reminds me a little of Law & Order mixed in with The A-Team, well written drama with good guys who effortlessly put a smile on your face as they take those baddies down. I suggest setting the Tivo to record if for no other reason that at some point Cole Hauser might take his shirt off. A girl can dream right?

    And did anyone else see that ending coming? Honestly I didn’t.

  4. Marrero on September 18th, 2007 8:57 am

    I was totally disgusted with this show!!!

    In the first ten minutes of the show you hear a black female say that she bought a car with 2 FEMA checks. Do you really think that helps the view that poeple already have of this city??? And a NOPD officer (main character) drinking alcohol while on duty, not once but twice; people should feel really safe now!!! An escaped convict…escaped from “OPP” and is now a police officer…pshhh…get real!

    The accents the actors are using is so unrealistic…unless they are all from Fuchon or Thibodeaux.

    I found nothing in this show that reflected in a good way on New Orleans. All it will do is give the people will a negative perception of New Orleans fuel for their fires.

    The only thing positive in this was that Anthony Anderson’s character really wants to see the city come back to life. But him being a boozing cop negates that!!!

    The supposed “economic boost” that this show may be bringing to New Orleans is not worth the damage that it can and will do to our reputation…Get it off the air or do it it right!

  5. theEvilAngel on September 18th, 2007 10:33 am

    I gave it a serious try… I watched about 15-20 minutes of it maybe? It was boring, predictable, and blah…

  6. Aaron on September 18th, 2007 12:00 pm

    Seems like they’ve put so much effort into making New Orleans work as a part of the show that they forgot to do anything other than a by-the-numbers cop show.

    And in response to person 4– are you suggesting that there was no corruption in the use of relief money? Are you suggesting that cops never drink on duty? Are you suggesting that a fictional cop show should be an accurate portrayal of life? Law & Order isn’t realistic either, you know. Besides, K-Ville isn’t nearly as searingly negative about New Orleans as The Wire is about Baltimore.

  7. Allison on September 18th, 2007 6:52 pm

    I started to watch this show for about 15 minutes but had to turn it off to save my brain. It was extremely choppy and it had no flow. I think this may have to do with some re-tooling of the original pilot. The plot didn’t hook me and the acting was just okay, not stellar. I don’t think this show will survive, but maybe it will since it has a Prison Break lead-in.

  8. ColoradoKila on September 19th, 2007 1:47 pm

    A little late to respond, just got the chance to watch this last night.

    I was surprisingly impressed.
    The Charlie storyline was so moving – I found it oddly easy to understand both sides of it.
    It could use some “procedural” storyline work. I am not sure I am crazy about how quickly they solved the murder in this episode. But the longer-term character story lines are interesting.

    And it never hurts to see an hour of Cole Hauser.

  9. Give Me My Remote on September 19th, 2007 2:03 pm

    ColoradoKila –
    I completely agree with you on the Charlie storyline. I thought it was the most compelling part of the pilot. I too see both sides and his story of redemption, or attempted redemption was moving.