HBO Gets All Oblique on Our Asses with New -- er, Axed 'John from Cincinnati' Series


You may want to watch out for the deceptively simple-seeming John from Cincinnati - even if it's just to see the main title sequence, whose creative director, Angus Wall, was also behind Big Love, Rome and Carnivale.

A collaboration between Rock Paper Scissors and A52, the opening is unique in that it gives nothing away (not even main characters!), leaving us stewing in feelings of surfer's nostalgia and little more.

Check it out here. It starts out slow and, for some reason, occasionally brings Flipper to mind - then it kind of grows on you. All in all it ain't a bad way to burn a minute.

Update: We just got word from Jetpacks, DarnellWorks and reader James that the show got canned yesterday. Suxors. But apparently it was good, so if you want to rally for another season, hurry and try saving it.

by Angela Natividad    Aug-15-07   Click to Comment   
Topic: Good, Television   

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I've heard good things about this show although I never had the chance to watch it. Too bad HBO canceled it yesterday.

Posted by: James on August 15, 2007 9:53 AM

HBO axed this show, much to the dismay of a small cult of devoted viewers. The opening is very good, with music by Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros.

I'm testing the power of social media and would encourage anyone to Digg the story of people trying to get JFC another season.

Posted by: Jetpacks on August 15, 2007 10:41 AM

If you liked John of Cincinnati, you might also enjoy watching paint dry.

The show sucks!

Posted by: B.L Ochman on August 15, 2007 1:34 PM

Hooofriggin ray.

That show blew harder than Glenn Murpy.

Posted by: tom lout on August 15, 2007 11:00 PM