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Sunday, August 12, 2007

John from Cincinnati Concludes

Well, one thing about John from Cincinnati, which concluded tonight on HBO, was unambiguous: the music was great throughout. And tonight was no different - beginning with Dylan's "Series of Dreams" and concluding with Little Richard's "Long Tall Sally".

And the story ... well, Shawn is ok, as I was sure he would be.

But where did Shawn and John go? Your guess is as good as mine.

The family healing continued. And Stinkweed's doing ok. And we got lots of sage lines about the Internet.

I don't know. Not every narrative has to be immediately or fully comprehensible on first ingestion.

So I'll say this about John from Cincinnati: I have a feeling we'll be talking about it for a long time. Parts of it, favorite phrases, may even become minor anchors in our culture.

Word is that HBO will not be renewing it. If true, that will only increase the show's mystique.

I won't lie to you and say it's been my favorite or even near favorite show, or even in the upper echelon. But I would've looked forward to another season.

In the end, John from Cincinnati was as it has been all season: some kind of murky jewel, which, however much you hold it up to the light, however much you may squint to make it more clear, it still remains murky. Maybe like looking at a spec of light in the sky.

See also John from Cincinnati: The Meaning in a Sentence or Two and John from Cincinnati is ... Neo in the Matrix!

See also reviews of other episodes ... Some Thoughts on John (from Cincinnati) ... Episode Two ... Episode Three ... Episode Four ... Episode 5 ... Episode 6 ... Episode 7 ... Episode 8 ... Episode 9

And see also John from Cincinnati Closes without Closure...

And here's Dylan's "Series of Dreams"...

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