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YMMV: John From Cincinnati
  • Audience-Alienating Premise: Not a lot of people wanted to tune in to see the answer to the question "What if God tried to reach out to us by sending an autistic messenger to a bunch of drugged-out surfers."
  • Eight Deadly Words: One of the big problems with the show is that none of the characters were particularly engaging or sympathetic.
  • Narm One example is when Butchie calls his ex-girlfriend on the cell phone and insults her, making her hang up in his face. A few minutes later, he calls her again only to repeat the same insult. He repeats the process a few times.
  • The Scrappy: Cissy Yost is generally disliked due to being a one-note shrew who goes around screaming at people. More than a few critics took issue with De Mornay's performance and pointed out that she seems to have had too much work done on her face to adequately convey emotion
  • Tough Act to Follow: David Milch hit big with Deadwood, which achieved a lot of cultural saturation in spite of not being a ratings powerhouse. Neither of Milch's follow-up series, this show or Luck, made it to a second season.
  • The Woobie: Barry Cunningham

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