John from Cincinnati, Season 1HDClosed Captioning
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Just north of the border, in the tired coastal town of Imperial Beach, CA, live three generations of surfing royalty turned societal misfits. The Yost family’s reign and reputation, once defined in the curl of a perfect wave, has been eroded by years of bad luck, addiction and hubris. But just as things look like they can’t get any worse, a stranger named John arrives — and the Yosts' banal existence is lifted into something profound, miraculous and, possibly, universal. From David Milch and 'surf-noir' novelist Kem Nunn comes this groundbreaking HBO drama series about the surfing Yost family whose awesome athletic talents have for generations seemed to come with a curse attached. Bruce Greenwood, Rebecca De Mornay, Brian Van Holt, Austin Nichols, Ed O’Neill, Luis Guzman, Matt Winston, Greyson Fletcher, Willie Garson and Luke Perry head up the ensemble cast.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoHis Visit: Day One||Series premiere. On the shores of a rundown coastal town, a lonely figure is surfing: Mitch Yost, patriarch of a legendary surfing clan. He's watched by two men: Linc, a surf entrepreneur looking to sponsor Mitch's 13-year-old grandson Shaun; and a young stranger. Later, Mitch rinses off by his station wagon--and levitates. Meanwhile, a haunted veteran named Vietnam Joe drives the stranger to the Snug Harbor Motel, a decrepit structure overseen by Ramon, the Mexican caretaker. The motel has recently been sold to a lottery winner named Barry Cunningham, who plans to demolish it. But Snug Harbor has one holdout tenant: Butchie Yost, Shaun's father and son of Mitch, once a great surfer in his own right but now a drug-addicted derelict. After mistaking the stranger for a drug contact, Butchie learns that the youth's name is John--and that he has plenty of money and a platinum credit card. As Butchie heads off with John to make some purchases, Mitch's wife Cissy gets arrested for getting snippy with a megastore employee. Meanwhile, Shaun and Bill, a neurotic family friend, are detoured to Snug Harbor, where a motley scenario is unfolding. Butchie, who challenged Mitch over the phone, is now face-to-face with his irate father, but the pair's imminent clash is upstaged by Barry, who has a past with Butchie--and a gun.||57:15||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoHis Visit: Day Two||After enlisting a young woman named Cass to infiltrate the Yost inner circle, Linc pays Mitch a personal visit, looking to sponsor Shaun and promising not to resort to the kind of 'bad boy' image tactics that corrupted Butchie. In the meantime, Butchie tries to get a line on John, with little success, other than that John shows amazing bathroom restraint and hails 'from Cincinnati.' Snug Harbor owner Barry has a change of heart about the motel's fate, then becomes convinced a room is haunted, unnerving Ramon. Mitch allows Shaun to compete in a Huntington surfing competition, with unexpected results. A greasy drug dealer named Steady Freddy arrives to harass Butchie, but changes his tune when bad news arrives.||48:18||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoHis Visit: Day Two Continued||A kiss from Zippy convinces Dr. Smith that a paranormal phenomenon has occurred among the Yosts. Bill interrogates interlopers outside the Yost house, including Steady Freddy and his sidekick Palaka. Kai, who works at the Yost surf shop, takes John to her trailer to see if he's a man of his word. Shamed by Cissy, a distraught Mitch is comforted by Cass, unaware of her connection to Linc.||48:39||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoHis Visit: Day Three||John gets roughed up by some thugs; Kai connects with Butchie; Vietnam Joe brings Dr. Smith a new patient; Shaun's adult-film-star mother Tina arrives in Imperial Beach.||51:14||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoHis Visit: Day Four||Bill gets a strange mandate from Zippy; Tina lets the Yosts know she's back in town.||48:43||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|6||HDClosed CaptioningVideoHis Visit: Day Five||Butchie orchestrates a reunion between Shaun and Tina; John helps Bill and Cissy face up to their pasts.||49:48||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|7||HDClosed CaptioningVideoHis Visit: Day Six||Linc's Stinkweed reign is challenged; Dwayne eyes Shaun's online future; Dr. Smith tends to an ailing Palaka; Ramon supervises the building of a shuffleboard court.||48:15||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|8||HDClosed CaptioningVideoHis Visit: Day Seven||An ominous message from John strikes fear for Shaun's safety into the hearts of Imperial Beach denizens.||52:03||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|9||HDClosed CaptioningVideoHis Visit: Day Eight||Attempting to conjure some courage, Mitch tracks down a reclusive 'chemist' in Mexico; Cissy heads up a citywide search team; Bill loses his feathered medium; Palaka's good-luck gift to Freddy ends up with Barry.||47:34||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|10||HDClosed CaptioningVideoHis Visit: Day Nine||Butchie and Kai wake up to a joyous revelation; Imperial Beach plays host to a makeshift parade organized by a revamped Stinkweed.||47:46||$2.99||View in iTunes|
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No need to watch this - too much profanity
Thought I'd test a new T.V. show. Totally dissapointed. The writing is shallow - every other word is a curse word - the temperment of the show rides on a wave of anger. Ironically, this show could be a reality t.v. show out of NY city on the highway at rush hour. Every character you meat, except one, is angry, uses the F-word in place of other more descriptive English words and - if you bother to see this first episode thru to the end- hoping it ends on a highnote - your brain is so poluted / tainted with that bad in-the-gut feeling that the end hardly matters, you're just pi**ed, b/c you waisted $ on buying this episode which you would't bother to see on t.v. My advice to the writers is write a better script, make the viewer feel more upbeat. Remember, people watch t.v. to escape their everyday reality.
This Show is Not for You
But if it is...you will feel like the writers got inside your head and used your subconscious as inspiration to give you treats you never knew you had in you. It is almost physically painful that HBO killed it in its infancy but it would have been ugly to watch the show degenerate into something banal to be syndicated to A&E or TBS. So, the whole experience was...perfect.