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Treme

Anyone planning on watching Treme on HBO tonight? It's the first episode of a new series from David Simon (creator of The Wire and Homicide: Life on the Street).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treme_%28TV_series%29

The early reviews are pretty good and I'm willing to give it a chance simply based on how awesome David Simon is. Plus, you can't go wrong with John Goodman!


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I'll probably catch up on it on DVD or something later on, but, I'm definitely interested in watching it based on my love of The Wire. I don't have HBO though, so, I can't watch it tonight.

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its going to be a good one, I am definitely not missing it. 10 part season as well, so I think HBO is expecting this one to be a hit for them.

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Will probably give the first episode a try tonight. Gotta fill a hole now that How to Make it in America is over.

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Def be watching this as I am a huge fan of everything Simon has done, plus the actors who played Bunk and Freamon on the Wire are in it... should be great.

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what time is this on? after pacific?

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what time is this on? after pacific?
it is for me.

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That trailer looks great, and David Simon puts it over the top.


Plus it'll be nice to catch up with my ol' pals Bunk and Freeman.

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Pretty meh so far.

And the first episode is an hour and a half?!?! Definitely wont be watching it all tonight....

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Pretty meh so far.

And the first episode is an hour and a half?!?! Definitely wont be watching it all tonight....
These are my thoughts, I'm having a hard time getting through the entire episode haha, might just hop into bed and pick up where I left off tomorrow morning.

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I thought the first episode was pretty decent. There are quite a few intriguing characters and I'm definitely going to give it another chance next week.

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The concept alone is intriguing. The background narrative is something no one has really even considered hitting on, in an episodic drama. The characters are already compelling and diverse as well.

I've read that things definitely pick up in the next two episodes. But that said, I've got trust in Simon and co. I'm sure this will be yet another great work of art to put in his repertoire when it's all said and done.

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thought it was awesome, absolutely brilliant.

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thought it was awesome, absolutely brilliant.
It was nice to see the show wasn't just a bunch of characters proselytizing about the tragedies of New Orleans. I personally found most of the characters very convincing and I'm looking forward to next week's episode.

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No doubt to me that the music and the city are the stars of the show and the actors are there to "support" that theme.

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No doubt to me that the music and the city are the stars of the show and the actors are there to "support" that theme.
Absolutely. We'll be drawn in by the individual stories, but before we know it, the overarching theme will be dominant to those who watch on a weekly basis.

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I enjoyed the first episode as well. Bunk's character bartering with the cabbies was quite amusing.

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John Goodman is the ****ing man.

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John Goodman is the ****ing man.
Absolutely loved him owning the douchy Brit reporter near the canal. Awesome scene. You knew when the reported was dissing New Orleans that Goodman was about to have a meltdown of significant proportion.

Great cast; and at least one actor from Deadwoood (Joanie the hooker).

Gotta finish watching it.

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No doubt to me that the music and the city are the stars of the show and the actors are there to "support" that theme.
What I loved about the pilot is how it presented a real view of New Orleans. Most shows or movies set in NOLA boil the city down to caricature of voodoo, jazz and gumbo--I trust Simon to show a well rounded view of the city.

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It's been picked up for the second season already.

Good first episode. A bit slow but that is to be expected.

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Finally got around to watching the second half....

Pretty good, but did bog down a little at times. The characters though show great promise in my opinion, and there are some great actors playing them.

The guy in the yellow and orange feather suit made for a memorable scene, as did Goodman at the canal with the reporter. Also, that Steve guy (actor, can't remember his name, never liked him that much) did a good job playing the sketchy DJ/musician. The funeral march at the end was awesome.

And I still love Joanie from Deadwood.

All in all, quite a collage of different scenes that show promise.

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"America needs it some Kermit."

Haven't seen the episode from the opening credits but loved it. Great dialogue and I like that it's up to the viewer to figure out any slang. The character of Albert (in feathered Mardi Gras costume) really intrigues me. Very intense, and you can sense how urgent it is that he and his group prepare for a parade that may never happen.

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First episode was very good but should've been an hour. Dragged a bit at times. Either way, this show is going to be very good.

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