RIP John From Cincinnati

HBO has pulled the plug on John From Cincinnati, the existential surf noir from David Milch (creator of the brilliant Deadwood). While it can't be called a surprise, it saddens me greatly because I grew to be quite fond of the head-scratching series, and the whole Yost clan -- the dysfunctional family of surfers. Not to mention the weird alien boy John, and the cast of misfits at the motel. I especially liked seeing denizens of Deadwood pop up from time to time in this show. Milch definitely made the show difficult to embrace, each episode grew maddeningly weirder. But that's what I grew to love about the it. Dead in the water but not forgotten.

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