Great soundtrack, shame about the show.
Last Man Standing is living up to its name.
Full disclosure: I am not a fan of this show's first season. Despite early promise, in the end I found the pacing dull and the characters thinly drawn, clichéd and difficult to care about. I thought the show made New Orleans look like a ridiculous cartoon of a place. And the music, which I normally enjoy whenever I'm actually in New Orleans, was so aggressively pushed as an additional character that after 13 episodes of non-stop blaring I now can't even look at a trumpet without bursting into tears. So now that the show's second season has premiered, has anything changed? The answer is sort of, but not really.
What do Treme, Community and Cougar Town fans have in common? The need for patience. Also: really bad luck when it comes to picking TV shows to like.
Burt Reynolds is getting animated.
Lot of releases for both the TV snobs and slobs out there.
Get ready for some more HBO-level drama.
Post-Katrina New Orleans gets the David Simon treatment with HBO's Treme, a new series about one of the city's neighborhoods trying to rebuild after the disaster. The pilot aired last night, and at 80 minutes, it was a lot to take in, but much of it was pleasantly surprising. I expected it to be good, of course, considering the pedigree behind it and many of the actors cast (does it get better than Clarke Peters, Melissa Leo and John Goodman?), but I was blown away mainly by how joyful it managed to be despite the subject matter.
Can you believe the series finale of Ugly Betty is tonight? Be sure to brace yourself for some tears! Get it? You get it.