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Old 04-11-2010, 11:04 PM   #16
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I hope it's good - I will wait until it's on DVD and pick it up then.
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Old 04-11-2010, 11:28 PM   #17
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very different from The Wire

not much drama or suspense, yet.
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Old 04-11-2010, 11:57 PM   #18
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Most of the mixed reviews I've read have all had the same complaint: too slow, and too much footage of people listening to or playing music. My thoughts? Who gives a shit if the show takes its time to establish atmosphere, story, characters, whatever? And complaining about the opportunity to hear more jazz? Really?

I'm going to speculate that these reviewers don't really understand the appeal of New Orleans, the city, or they wouldn't be in such a damned hurry.
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Old 04-12-2010, 12:02 AM   #19
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I can't even begin to tell you how sick I am of hearing people complain that things are "too slow".
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Old 04-12-2010, 12:04 AM   #20
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Same thing I feel about people complaining that certain books, movies, whatever are too long. I'm much more partial to experiences that demand more of a time/mental commitment, as in my experience they're often some of the most rewarding.

Basically, I'm a Size King.
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Old 04-12-2010, 12:08 AM   #21
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I'm the same way. I never can wrap my brain around that sort of complaint.

Some of my all-time favorite books are incredibly long....and that's no accident, it leaves time to really develop characters, etc.

I just have a decent attention span, I guess.

Anyway, I'll be watching this later on tonight, looking forward to it.
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Old 04-12-2010, 12:18 AM   #22
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I only complain about books being too long when I don't want to be lugging that sucker around on the bus, because my purse is already heavy enough.

I'm trying to be better about taking things slow in general. My brain sometimes fights back, though.

I look forward to investigating this show at a slow pacce.
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Old 04-12-2010, 12:23 AM   #23
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Fucking loved that pilot, great cinematography, great acting and characters, and obviously the music was top notch, and I'm proud of the out-of-town producers for their efforts for authenticity. Plus, how awesome is it to see Melissa Leo back in action in a David Simon TV show??
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Old 04-12-2010, 12:26 AM   #24
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When Clark Peters came down the street in Carnival character in the middle of the night, and his friend's wife convinces him to help out simply by looking at him...priceless, and then Peters' character does the same thing to his son.
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Old 04-12-2010, 12:33 AM   #25
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I only complain about books being too long when I don't want to be lugging that sucker around on the bus, because my purse is already heavy enough.
Part of my bonding with Infinite Jest was having to carry that 1000+ page mammoth with me on the subway. It was rough but made the experience that much more memorable. I was obsessed with that book.

Of course with the iPad, this wouldn't be an issue...
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While the Ipod was/is a godsend for me, especially when I travel (I would schlep 50 CDs around with me everywhere), I just don't see myself ever getting a kindle or ipad, etc.

I really really love the physical nature of books, even if I'm dragging Shogun (my first 1,000 page book) to little league practice after school or Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell to work everyday, etc. I'm definitely not a luddite but I think that one area is where I draw the line.
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Me too.
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Old 04-12-2010, 12:51 AM   #28
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“Treme” is “‘Glee’ for black people”

or so someone said.
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I loved this, especially the music.

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When Clark Peters came down the street in Carnival character in the middle of the night, and his friend's wife convinces him to help out simply by looking at him...priceless, and then Peters' character does the same thing to his son.
He was amazing, he didn't have to say a word to elicit incredible emotion. His character, Albert Lambreaux, was exquisite.

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While the Ipod was/is a godsend for me, especially when I travel (I would schlep 50 CDs around with me everywhere), I just don't see myself ever getting a kindle or ipad, etc.

I really really love the physical nature of books, even if I'm dragging Shogun (my first 1,000 page book) to little league practice after school or Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell to work everyday, etc. I'm definitely not a luddite but I think that one area is where I draw the line.
Man, I hated having to choose my CD's when I travelled. I commute by train daily, so I'm likely to get some sort of kindle, nook or something. I do love books, but damn they can be heavy.
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canceled ?????

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HBO Orders Second Geaux-Round for New Orleans Series ‘Treme’
By DAVE ITZKOFF

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The music of New Orleans is at the heart of “Treme,” whose cast includes Michiel Huisman and Lucia Micarelli.Don’t play any blues for “Treme,” HBO’s much promoted (if not easily pronounced) series about life and music in post-Katrina New Orleans. On Tuesday, the cable channel announced that it had ordered a second season of the show, just two days after its premiere. The series mixes actors like Steve Zahn, Wendell Pierce and Clarke Peters with real-life musicians like Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint; the pedigree of David Simon, who created “Treme” with Eric Overmeyer, and who also produced “The Wire” and “The Corner” for HBO, probably didn’t hurt either.

In a statement, Michael Lombardo, the president of HBO Programming, said: “I can’t think of another show that is more emblematic of what we aspire to be as a network than ‘Treme.’ In the tradition of ‘The Wire,’ David Simon and Eric Overmeyer have embarked on an exploration of the soul of one of the world’s most unique cities through the lives of an exquisitely crafted cast of characters.”

HBO said production on the second season of “Treme” would start in New Orleans in the fall. A premiere date has not yet been announced.
no chance, got a season 2 guaranteed already, wow, that was quick.
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