Memphis Beat - Don't Be Cruel!

When Jason Lee's TNT crime dramedy debuted, it felt like a half-baked mismash: My Name is Earl, the Singing Detective. Since returning earlier this summer, the show has found its voice, and this week's episode, "The Things We Carry," hit a new high note. Lee's Tennessee cop traveled to New Orleans — where Memphis is actually filmed — with his mother (Celia Weston, Cam's Modern Family mama) to visit the man who murdered his policeman dad. The terminally ill inmate was played by the remarkable Red West, a former stuntman, Elvis Presley bodyguard and member of the King's "Memphis Mafia," lending the episode instant credibility and poignance. Read More...


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