karohemd: by LJ user gothindulgence (TV)
I've now watched all of Treme and I'm well impressed and can't wait for the next season.
It's set in New Orleans just after Katrina centering on the titular neighborhood and deals with the residents' struggle to rebuild their lives. It features large parts of the production team (and some of the cast) of The Wire and shows the same commitment to realism and depth of the characters. Add to that the superb music (most of the main plotlines feature musicians or performers of some sort), fine acting and the high production values typical for HBO and it's a winner. Cameos by actual NOLA musicians just add to the feel.
I don't even have a favourite character because they're all good in their own way but if I had to choose one it would be John Goodman's Creighton.
Actually, it feels more like a documentary than a drama series. It's hard hitting in its political statements but there's a bit of comic relief, too and the music scenes provide some balance as well.
I hope the BBC will pick this up but won't hide it in a late night slot like they did with The Wire. There wouldn't be any reason to, anyway, because there isn't (much) violence or nudity, just some colourful language and that's mostly Creighton.

The only downside is that I really want to go back to NOLA now and I also want a second line at my funeral...
karohemd: by LJ user gothindulgence (TV)
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First of all, I wish people would proofread those questions before they submit them, especially when poor/missing grammar makes them ambiguous. :P
I assume there's a you missing in the first question and that the question in the second refers to series that haven't been renewed (or it wouldn't make sense to ask).

Returning: Sons of Anarchy (started this week in the US), Big Bang Theory, Dexter, Fringe, Merlin (this Sat, yay); I'm in two minds about Supernatural because it should have ended last season
Cancelled: Legend of the Seeker (it was tosh but entertaining tosh)
New: The Walking Dead. AMC haven't produced much original material but what they have put out (Mad Men, Breaking Bad) is top notch so I'm having high hopes.
Current: True Blood, Eureka, Leverage, Warehouse 13, Haven

Duh, I obviously forgot Treme in my list, which presses a lot of my buttons. It's set in New Orleans just after Katrina centering on the titular neighborhood and deals with the residents' struggle to rebuild their lives. It features large parts of the production team (and some of the cast) of The Wire and shows the same commitment to realism and depth of the characters. Add to that the superb music (most of the main plotlines feature musicians of some sort), fine acting and the high production values typical for HBO and it's a winner. Cameos by actual NOLA musicians just add to the feel. Actually, it feels more like a documentary than a drama series. It's hard hitting in its political statements but there's a bit of comic relief, too and the music scenes provide some balance as well.
I hope the BBC will pick this up but won't hide it in a late night slot like they did with The Wire.

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