"I started kind of from the outside in. And I feel like there’s something interesting about guys who used to be cops or in the military or whatever and had to toe the line. When it ends, it’s kind of like, I don’t want to toe the line for the man anymore. I don’t need to be shored back inside. I don’t need to dress a certain way. I can just—I’m free. If you want to invest in being a perpetual kid at some point, you might as well take advantage of it and be free to look the way you want to look and be the way you want to be. So the external vibe helped start to inform a lot of the internal feelings. Then whatever my private relationship is with things like alcohol and stuff like that, a lot of them just happen to be kind of coincidental, but … I knew an awful lot about, and so that helped me."
"Then there were a series of really interesting things like, Shawn and Tim Minear and Ted [asked], 'How would you feel about Hank having a sister and having a family member with mental illness issues and stuff?' There was a lot of stuff that me . . . and my sister, Karina, [who] plays my sister [Stephanie] on the show—there’s a lot of stuff that we could relate to, so it just started adding up and becoming a combination of bringing Hank closer to who I was and then elements in Hank’s life that I could really relate to."
Terriers has been described as a dramedy, which suits Logue as he has moved between comedy and drama throughout his career. Asked about the differences between the two genres, he responded, "I think with Grounded For Life, or Life, or Terriers, that it’s all acting. It’s all the same. You're invested with the same emotional reality of whatever the thing is. Now clearly the formats are a bit different, and what I love about Terriers is that it can be funny, but it doesn’t have the kind of hydraulic pressure on it to be funny every 15 seconds like something like Grounded For Life."