‘Meadowlands’ Better than ‘Sopranos’!
And oddly, enough, the critics spoke and they are correct, sir. We watched four episodes of this Brit-set, hour-long madness back to back, and are as hooked as a muskellunge to a sturgeonï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½or something. There are no fish in the percolators, but manï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½on what other show can you see a rapist try to sodomize a teenage transvestite? They’re interrupted by the young he-sheï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½s fatherï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½umï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½who’s then strangled to death by the attacker! And then heï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½s faced with a stranger from his past, wielding a knife?! The show is about a community populated by neighbors who are all in the Witness Protection Program. No one is safe. Weï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ll have to start TiVo-ing ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½Entourageï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ to watch this instead. It has moments of sheer, crazy brilliance, and the music selections are as bizarre as anything Angelo Badalamenti dreams up for Lynch. The actorï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½s are all new faces. And while thereï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½s a bit too much of The Stepford Wives scenario thrown inï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½why is everything so ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½darkï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ these days?ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½itï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½s an original, at least to Showtime, which really is giving HBO a run. Thatï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½s all! ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½Staff