Home Entertainment: TREME Coming March 29th to DVD...

HBO/Warner Home Entertainment will be releasing season one of TREME, on DVD and Blu-ray on March 29th, 2011. Amid the ruins of an American city, ordinary people–musicians, chefs, residents–find themselves clinging to a unique culture and wondering if the city that gave birth to that culture still has a future. From the creators of The Wire comes a new series about adversity and the human spirit, set in New Orleans, in the aftermath of the greatest man-made disaster in American history. Welcome to Treme. I enjoyed season one quite a bit. I hear some complaints of it being preachy, and I don’t disagree, but I found the...

2010 Emmy Nominees

The nominees for the Emmys were announced this morning. GLEE and HBO’s THE PACIFIC were the leaders, with no real surprises. I am happy to see Sharon Gless get nominated for BURN NOTICE. Early on, she annoyed me but has really developed into an interesting, and entertaining, supporting character. I would have loved to see either John Noble (Walter from FRINGE) or Judd Hirsch (Alan from NUMB3RS) get recognized, but knew both were long shots. Too bad because they delivered truly great performances this year. TREME got one lousy nomination. WTF? How about Goodman? Peters? How about for writing? May I suggest that the Emmy voters watch...

TREME: A look Around New Orleans with Wendell Pier...

TREME star Wendell Pierce (Antoine Batiste) offers us a look around New Orleans with his You Tube series Walking with Wendell. Here are the first two in the series Walking with Wendell in Congo Square:   Walking with Wendell at the Backstreet Cultural Museum:  

TREME renewed!

Well, it looks like folks know a good thing when they see it. After just one episode was aired, HBO ordered a second season of TREME. What took them so long? They should have given David Simon a sloppy kiss and ordered a few more after just seeing the existing episodes. But they opted to wait and at least see how the pilot did. It did well, drawing 1.4 million viewers in multiple airings. This is the kind of show that makes HBO worth the monthly fee. I don’t watch too many of the films (I have them on BD and DVD in a library that, along with my books, may soon push the washer and dryer out the basement.) so it is really the series...

TREME: Do Not Miss It

Tonight, on HBO, the next great television drama begins. I have written about TREME in the past, but in case you have not paid attention, here is the dealio: Treme, named aftere the Faubourg Tremé neighborhood in the French Quarter, is set in post-Katrina New Orleans and looks at the situation through the eyes of the jazz musicians. The cast is damn impressive and features Simon vets Mellisa Leo ( Det. Sgt. Kay Howard in Homicide: Life on the Streets), The Wire’s Clarke Peters (THE WIRE), Wendell Pierce (Also from THE WIRE) and Khandi Alexander (THE CORNER) as well as John Goodman, Steve Zahn and Kim Dickens. Simon has always had the...