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Old 04-13-2010, 11:01 PM   #31
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“Treme” is “‘Glee’ for black people”

or so someone said.
More like Glee for straight men.
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Well, Glee is gleeful

I've been out of the series for some time now.

As for that quote, not my words,
I am still waiting to find out what Treme will be, there are some things I like, and couple of things that kind of annoy me.

But I am going to just ride it out for awhile.
I stayed with John from Cincinnati until the end.
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Second season production order???
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Second season production order???
yep, saw that last night... already... wow.
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Old 04-14-2010, 10:04 AM   #35
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Perhaps Simon's work is no longer confined to a niche/cult interest.
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Perhaps Simon's work is no longer confined to a niche/cult interest.
I believe you are right.. finally! Maybe this show will get some emmy's not that I really care but sheesh The Wire got shafted when that show clearly deserved it.
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Old 04-14-2010, 12:02 PM   #37
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Agreed, but the best shows are often the ones ignored, like Friday Night Lights and The Wire.
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Agreed, but the best shows are often the ones ignored, like Friday Night Lights and The Wire.
Yeah, I know.. year after year it's like that..
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It also took them 5 years to give any major awards to 24, the Golden Globes awarded Kiefer Sutherland Best Actor in the middle of day 1, for once they were hip to something impressive, not just populist.
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Agreed, but the best shows are often the ones ignored, like Friday Night Lights and The Wire.
Friday Night Lights has certainly been well-received, but nowhere near the level of The Wire. And the political-social concerns of Simon's show certainly make it the most important unawarded work of television in quite some time.

The answer, sadly, is pretty obvious: the cast and focus of the story was largely African-American.

I don't think that Treme is necessarily going to fare any better with the (however subconsciously) prejudiced Emmy voters, because the main characters are, again, for the most part black. I guess this time around you have a couple more white characters (The Wire only had McNulty and Tommy Carcetti in large roles) but I'm not sure it will be enough.
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And the political-social concerns of Simon's show certainly make it the most important unawarded work of television in quite some time.


"...the fuck?"

I'm psyched to catch up with this when I get back home and have cable.
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Emmys moved pretty quick on the quality work in The Sheild, Madmen and Breaking Bad.
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The fact that FNL isn't advancing the creators views on the socio-political climate its characters live in doesn't negate the quality that it brings, I am a huge Wire fan but the show's wit for me does make it slightly less naturalistic than the way the characters develop on FNL. They're pretty much my two favorites, and I admit that because of less interference by the network and the sheer advance planning of David Simon that the Wire's entire plot-line is more well-formed on the long-term. However, FNL is for my money the most impressive emotional-arc TV season in recent memory.
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"...the fuck?"
The X Files (1993) - Awards

That is a whole lotta Emmy noms, and it also won Golden Globes for Best Drama (3 times), as well as awards for Anderson and Duchovny.

The Wire? 2 Emmy noms (both for writing), and ZERO Golden Globes.

The Wire (2002) - Awards
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You know I was bullshitting you, right? The picture of Chris "Eternally Ripped" Carter was too awesome not to post.

The Emmy's blow almost every year.
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