Television Archives

I have to admit, I hadn’t watched Treme until last night. It’s not because I didn’t want to watch it, it’s because I really really did. I’ve never started watched a David Simon show as it unfolds, but rather in a months-long Netflix binge that makes the whole thing more like reading a book than watching a Read More

From the very start, we were warned. “Treme” is not “The Wire,” and anyone tuning in to HBO at 10 p.m. Sunday – or watching the show through some illegal feed – expecting something similar was going to be disappointed. You would have to be patient, meet the characters and learn their motivations and ambitions Read More

“Since when do nations not rebuild their great cities,” asks Creighton Bernette, a professor and professional mad man, standing out there on one of those levees with a British news crew. To Creighton, played with full-throated indignation by John Goodman, there is only one acceptable answer.

We’re going to try to give Treme, the new HBO series by David Simon set in post-Katrina New Orleans, the same weekly recap treatment we gave to The Wire and that we give to Mad Men and Lost. (But apparently part of the ethos of postbourgiedom is not having HBO.) We hope to have the Read More