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    Keen Eddie

    Anyone else interested in this new Fox summer comedy?

    American cop goes to England, hilarity ensues. Freaky lookin' horny dog, and a cute new roommate.

    Tuesday, June 3, 9pm Eastern.

    Stars Mark Valley, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Sienna Miller, Colin Salmon, and Pete the Dog.

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    Aw, just reading the bio for Pete the Dog (who's played by bull terrier Dozer). Apparently, the animal trainers answered an ad in the paper for a BT puppy, and found Dozer in a small box under the stairs of a crack dealer's house. They didn't think he was trainable, but they bought him just to rescue him. They included his picture with other dogs for the producers to choose from, and they picked him.

    They said when he's done with showbiz, he'll be given to a Birds and Animals trainer to become a family dog.

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    That's so sweet.
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    awwwwww. might have to tivo this for hubby.

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    May have to give this one the once over if I can remember to record it.
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    This show looks really good. Looks like they are trying to make it like some of the britt movies by guy ritchie without the bloddy violence. I hope it works out, but knowing Foxs track record with action dramas it will probably fall by the wayside.

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    Originally posted by nofx242
    This show looks really good. Looks like they are trying to make it like some of the britt movies by guy ritchie...
    Good spot. Even the title font looks very similar to the one used in Ritchie's Snatch.

    Sienna Miller, who plays the British bird, looks pretty fit I must say:


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    Looks interesting. I'll give it a try...
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    It premieres tonight. Here's what the Cleveland Plain Dealer had to say about it today:

    Once the end of May is in sight, the networks traditionally start burning off the dramas and comedies left sitting on the bench for good reason. "Keen Eddie," though, is different. And I mean different. First off, like USA Network's "Monk" and FX's "Lucky," it defies categorization.

    A rollickingly irreverent blend of crime drama and character-cop comedy, writer-producer J.H. Wyman's in-your-face program is as immediately engaging as it is energetic. At times amiably goofy and at times surprisingly suspenseful, "Keen Eddie" has attitude to spare.

    The writing nimbly turns on a dime, deliciously wry one moment, decidedly wacky the next. Still, no matter how frenetic or kinetic or way-out-there the action gets, Wyman and director Simon West ("Lara Croft: Tomb Raider") never lose their delightfully eccentric sense of sideshow balance.

    Valley's Eddie Arlette is a Manhattan police officer disgraced when a narcotics sting goes bad. In tonight's opener, he heads to London with his temperamental dog, Pete (played by a bull terrier named Dozer), and the remains of his clobbered career.

    He is a fish out of water in the land of fish and chips. Hardly America's answer to James Bond, Eddie begins tonight's premiere blindfolded (with a sock, no less) and sitting in the back of three bumbling thugs' car.

    Over the next couple of minutes, he's almost hit by one of those double-decker buses, nearly run down by a motorcycle, clipped by a car mirror, recaptured and stuffed into a trunk. And we're just getting to the opening credits.

    Through it all, he tries to follow that British rule about keeping a stiff upper lip. The problem is that someone always is bloodying that upper lip.

    Working with Scotland Yard, fast-talking Eddie is teamed with seemingly four-square detective Monty Pippin (Julian Rhind-Tutt). If that's not odd-couple enough for you, consider that our New York cop and his dog are sharing a flat with reluctant roommate Fiona Bickerton (Sienna Miller) and her cat.

    Obviously, with names like Monty Pippin and Fiona Bickerton floating around, "Keen Eddie" won't be mistaken for the latest spinoff of "Law & Order." And although this will not be everyone's cup of humor-laced English tea, the antic and offbeat "Eddie" draws on a rich tradition of prime-time detective shows.

    There is a strong strain of the culture clash found in Dennis Weaver's "McCloud." There's the down-on-his-luck likability of James Garner's "The Rockford Files." And there's the smart-alecky wiseguy fun provided by Bruce Willis in "Moonlighting."

    It all adds up to a bloody good time in merry old England. Fox has been talking up this series since last summer, and its delayed debut left many assuming there must be almost nothing keen about "Eddie." That assumption was as wrong as Eddie's first impression of Monty.

    A fortune cookie delivered to Eddie in tonight's episode contains a timely message: "Even in darkness, a keen spirit discovers light." Even in the darkness of a reality stampede, you should discover the spirited and light- hearted "Keen Eddie." There always will be enough bull tossed around by the networks; give this off-the-wall off-season starter a chance to build on its promise.
    http://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/entertainment/1054632651166090.xml

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    Saw it tonight....

    AND LOVED IT!!!!!!!!! This show is great. The writing is good, the characters quirky without being freaking odd, and the plot line moves along brilliantly. I hope that this ends up having a long, successfull run.
    Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!" -- Steve Parker

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