I received the John from Cincinnati – The Complete First Season for Christmas and I am working my way through re-watching episodes 1 through 10 of this epic TV series. I still can’t believe this show was cancelled after only one season. From the opening credits (featuring the song Johnny Appleseed by Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros) right up to the close of each episode I found myself weirdly riveted by this show.
Unfortunately for the show its ratings totally sucked and it didn’t matter that it had an incredible cast (Bruce Greenwood, Rebecca De Mornay, Ed O’Neill, Luke Perry, Luis Guzman, Garret Dillahunt, and more), was brilliantly filmed, had a great sound track, and had a story that was… well, what the hell was the story actually? What did any of it mean?
You could join fans of the show over at The John From Cincinnati Wiki to talk about the meaning of the show or you could just do what I am doing and enjoy watching the series again.