Wednesday, November 23, 2011

SouthLAnd makes us thankful for....

TNT for airing this amazing show.
Lydia’s compassion.
“Look sharp.  Act sharp.  Be sharp.”
The writers for writing such engaging, layered characters.
Sammy’s vulnerability. 

"You're a cop because you don't know how not to be one. If you feel that way, you're a cop. If you don't, you're not. You decide."
The actors for their realistic portrayals of LAPD’s finest.
Ben’s dedication. 

"Number one. Things aren't always what they seem. The victim can be the suspect. The suspect can be the victim." 
The photographers for their framing and wonderful use of light.
Cooper’s toughness.
“We live in the gray.  We live there.”
The directors for their superb directing.
Casting for finding the best actors for those secondary and one-time parts.
“Google it, Boot.”
The rest of the crew for working so hard to bring us this great show.
Los Angeles for being such a great canvas on which to paint SouthLAnd’s stories.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Join us for chat!

Want to discuss last season’s episodes in preparation for Season 4?
We are going to start discussing each episode of Season 3 starting this Tuesday, November 8th with “Let it Snow”.  We will be discussing one episode a week up until the premiere of Season 4.  And if anyone wants to stay and chat after the episode  discussion is over, feel free to do so.
Our discussion will start at 10 pm Eastern, 7 Pacific.  If enough people are interested, we may discuss spoilers and speculation for Season 4 after the episode discussion is over.  We would be sure to let everyone know when the spoiler and speculation discussion begins so that anyone who doesn’t want to be spoiled can sign out.

Chat can be found by scrolling to the bottom of our home page.  If you are using your iPhone to join us for chat; you will first need to download the Parachat app.

We will also be having chat each week during the season.  More info on the day and time will be posted as the premiere nears.
So please come join us.  We are avid fans and we want you to have a warm, inviting, friendly place to discuss your favorite show and whatever else you want to chat about.  The chat room is open 24-7 for friends to get together and chat about whatever they like.

SouthLAnd back on the streets! Latest TNT press release.

The cast and crew of Southland are back on the streets of Los Angeles as production begins on a fourth season of the acclaimed TNT drama series. The intensely personal, first-person look at cops and detectives on the beat stars Michael Cudlitz, Shawn Hatosy, Regina King and Ben McKenzie, who will be joined this season by special guest star Lucy Liu. TNT’s Southland is set to launch its new season Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT).
 
Photos from the first days of production for Southland are available on the TNT online pressroom at http://on.tnt.tv/2PaHE4.
 
Redefining the police drama with itsraw, authentic look at the lives and work of Los Angeles detectives and beat cops, Southland centers on four main characters: Officer John Cooper (Cudlitz), a seasoned cop who will have to prove himself again after recovering from surgery; Officer Ben Sherman (McKenzie), who still has much to learn after recently completing his training rotation; Detective Lydia Adams (King), who seems to take every case personally; and Sammy Bryant (Hatosy), a former detective who decided to go back to being a uniform cop after the traumatic death of his partner.
 
This season on Southland, Detective Adams will take on another new partner, this time a former Marine (guest star Dorian Missick), while also facing a major upheaval in her personal life. Cooper will be back on the job after surgery to repair the back problems that led to his drug addiction. He will be teamed up with a new partner, Jessica Tang (Liu), who will bring her own set of emotional baggage to their patrol car. Cooper’s former trainee, Sherman, is now a full-fledged cop, partnered with Bryant, who continues to struggle with the trauma of the past.
 
Shot on location in the streets and neighborhoods of Los Angeles, Southland captures a realistic, natural environment where similar situations can and often do occur in real life. The series comes to TNT from Warner Bros. Television and Emmy®-winning producer John Wells (ER, The West Wing). Created by Emmy® winner Ann Biderman (NYPD Blue, Public Enemies), the series is executive-produced by Emmy® winners Christopher Chulack (ER, Third Watch) and Wells. Chulack is also a primary director of the series, while Andrew Stearn (Shameless, The West Wing) and Jonathan Lisco (The District) serve as co-executive producers.
 
To launch the start of production, cast members will provide Twitter updates using the hashtag #tntbackontheset.