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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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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