Who says there is nothing new on TV?
The Untitled Jersey City Project on FX promises to be a different type of television program. The as yet unnamed series is an experiment in television programming. The series will consist of eight separate short episodes that are fragments of a much larger story. Each episode leaves parts of the story unresolved leaving some conclusions up to the viewer.
The story takes place in waterfront area of Jersey City, across the river of Manhattan as the area is undergoing development to revitalize the waterfront. While nice, shiny new buildings and business are making the area attractive, the series underscores the gritty underbelly of politics and shows that the old rules still reign supreme.
In Episode #2, the trailer of which is at the end of this post, Frank and Ray are two architects who are working on a Waterfront Stadium Project for developer Larry Tyerman. They are meeting with reporter Jane Kaplan of the Ledger newspaper to discuss her critical story about the project. From just the little bit we see of Tyerman in the clip, we can see he goes a little beyond a handshake in his dealings with people.
It looks to be an interesting storyline. The folks at FX are allowing people to also give suggestions for the title of the project. They will select five of those suggestions and allow fans to vote on those. Take a look at this trailer for Episode 2 and let me know your thoughts about the show.