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12 Miles of Bad Road

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12 Miles of Bad Road is a television show originally created for HBO1 centered on a Texas matriarch who must reconcile her booming real estate business and immense wealth with the day-to-day struggles of her dysfunctional family life

Contents

  • 1 Cast
  • 2 Production
  • 3 Critical reception
  • 4 Episodes
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links

Castedit

The cast includes:23

Actor Role
Lily Tomlin Amelia Shakespeare
Mary Kay Place CZ Shakespeare
Leslie Jordan Kenny Kingman
Gary Cole Jerry Shakespeare
Katherine LaNasa Juliet Shakespeare
Eliza Coupe Gaylor Shakespeare
David Andrews Saxby Hall
Kim Dickens Jonelle Shakespeare
Cameron Richardson McKenna Hall
Ivana Miličević Montserrat
Sean Bridgers Lyle Hartsong
Leigh Allyn Baker Marilyn Hartsong
Tara Karsian Deputy Deborah Falcon
Ron White Spain Dollarhyde

Productionedit

12 Miles of Bad Road was created by writer Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, creator of the television hits Designing Women, Hearts Afire, and Evening Shade It was produced by Bloodworth-Thomason and Harry Thomason's Mozark Productions, as well as HBO The pilot was shot in 20073 Set in Dallas, but shot in Los Angeles, the characters live in the wealthy north Dallas neighborhood of Preston Hollowcitation needed

Ten episodes of the series were ordered by HBO, but because of the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike, only six episodes were shotcitation needed On March 17, 2008, HBO announced that it was not planning to air the show and the creators were shopping the episodes around to other networks4

The title is a lyric from the song "Crush With Eyeliner" from the 1995 REM album, Monster, which was itself a reference to the hit song "Forty Miles of Bad Road" by Duane Eddy

Critical receptionedit

Newsweek called it "a scabrously funny satire of real-estate magnates in Dubya's Texas"5

The Los Angeles Times reported that after HBO passed on the show, "despite its price and pedigree" of prestigious actors and producers, the critics got a look:6

Sent out to critics by its creators, who hoped to prove that HBO was making a grave mistake, 12 Miles is a nightmare tug of war between the bold, the brilliant and the really, truly terrible The tale of a Texas real estate dynasty, it cries out not for a review but a psychiatric diagnosis -- schizophrenia Bipolar disorder Never have so many Emmy-deserving performances been trapped in such a muddled mess of a more than occasionally offensive storyline

From the June 2008 issue of Texas Monthly:7

Critics be damned, 12 Miles of Bad Road is a blast, a hair-spray-spritzed, bourbon-soaked mash-up of Dallas, Desperate Housewives, and MTV's Cribs12 Miles is post-camp, a knowingly sincere or sincerely knowing attempt to resuscitate a genre that was long ago drowned out by our über-ironic cultureit qualifies as the most underrated show of the decade that almost no one has had the chance to see

On the producers' decision to send the un-aired episodes to critics, the Toronto Star wrote:8

A risky proposition, depending on prevailing opinion, with one thin-skinned critic having already weighed in, objecting to the show's somewhat cynical characters and tone I beg to differ The show is beyond hilarious, cleverly written and flawlessly cast

Episodesedit

  1. - Pilot
  2. - The Dirty White Girl
  3. - Tremors
  4. - Collateral Verbiage
  5. - Texas Stadium
  6. - Moon-shadow

Referencesedit

  1. ^ Gordon, Devin; Johnnie L Roberts 2007-05-21 "A Whacking Leaves HBO in Crisis" Newsweek Retrieved 2008-04-19 
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie 2007-01-22 "HBO Ready for 'Road' Show, 'Treatment'" The Hollywood Reporter Retrieved 2008-04-19 
  3. ^ a b 12 Miles of Bad Road on IMDb
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie 2008-03-18 "HBO won't run '12 Miles'" The Hollywood Reporter Retrieved 2008-04-19 
  5. ^ Gordon, Devin 2007-05-21 "A Whacking Leaves HBO in Crisis" Newsweek Archived from the original on October 9, 2008 Retrieved 2008-06-02 
  6. ^ McNamara, Mary 2008-04-19 "HBO, after the revolution" The Los Angeles Times Archived from the original on 2008-05-19 Retrieved 2008-06-01 
  7. ^ Kelly, Christopher 2008-06-01 "Frozen Asset" Texas Monthly Archived from the original on August 29, 2008 Retrieved 2008-06-01 
  8. ^ Salem, Rob 2008-03-31 "The Road Not Taken" Toronto Star Retrieved 2008-03-31 

External linksedit

  • 12 Miles of Bad Road on IMDb

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