Odd `John From Cincinnati' is surf-noir puzzle

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June 10, 2007|By Diane Werts | Diane Werts,NEWSDAY

Seriously weird.

But by the end of next week's second episode, John From Cincinnati is weirdly serious, too. HBO's new contemporary beach saga from Deadwood auteur David Milch is no longer just supernaturally strange, excessively foul-mouthed, often abrasive and continually vexing. It isn't even merely sun-and-surf pretty. It's emotionally involving, too. Maybe even cosmic.

JOHN FROM CINCINNATI / / Makes its premiere about 10 tonight on HBO

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