I'll admit it. I didn't think I'd like The Black Donnellys. Not only was it the big, bad show coming in to take over the Studio 60 slot, but it also seemed like the kind of show a squishy-hearted female like me couldn't possibly enjoy. Gangsters? Guns? Blood? Eww.
But I am here to tell you that I've seen the first four episodes of The Black Donnellys and am absolutely and completely head-over-heels smitten with this show. Yes, it's gripping and edgy and dark, but it's also full of heart and emotion and even humor. It's from Academy Award winner Paul Haggis (Crash, Million Dollar Baby) and has some of the best writing anywhere on television. And, oh yeah, did I mention that it happens to have a leading man by the name of Jonathan Tucker, who just became a fully ordained Future Husband of mine today?