Wednesday, March 3, 2010

HBO's Treme

While Sex and the City will always have a special place in my heart, HBO's The Wire is in my opinion far and away the best television show ever to air.  Perhaps, that's why I am so incredibly excited about the first peak we have had of The Wire creator David Simon's Treme which is set to air on April 11th.   Treme is set in post-Katrina New Orleans and follows the lives of several struggling musicians.  You can learn more about the Treme neighborhood of New Orleans here

I will never forget being in our kitchen when I heard a rhythmic pitter patter coming from the tv that sounded so familiar I felt it in my gut - that's the sound of New Orleans. And sure enough, it was the lead in for the first promo we had seen of K-ville. While K-ville made a decent attempt at a crime drama set in NOLA, it was a little gimmicky for most people's taste. And one thing David Simon doesn't do is gimmick. Simon has spent months in New Orleans meeting local musicians, walking the streets of its neighborhoods, and listening to the variety of accents that come from the people of this city. I appreciate that he invests so much time into getting things right. I also appreciate that he is bringing to life the musical epicenter of New Orleans - The Treme. I can't wait to see all of our favorite New Orleans musicians in all of their glory. April 11th can't get here soon enough!
What's your all time favorite tv show? Have you seen The Wire? Did you like it?


  1. I just recently started watching old episodes of SATC and am feeling rather nostalgic..can't wait for this summer and the new movie to come out! I haven't seen The Wire, maybe I can rent the season one rainy weekend.

  2. I haven't seen The Wire...but I really want to now! I hope you have a beautiful and blessed day!

  3. I'm a SATC girl...can't believe I've never seen The Wire!

  4. This sounds very interesting! I'll have to check it out.

  5. That new show sounds amazing! I wish I had HBO :( We cancelled that part of our package because we realized we weren't watching enough of it. I'll have to see if my brother will Tivo it for me and burn me a copy!

    I am a diehard 24 fan. Have been since season 1. Do you watch 24??

    Have a great afternoon!! XOXO

  6. I don't get HBO so haven't heard of this show!

    It's so hard to pick an all time favorite show. It might be SATC. I can watch those episodes over and over and over and never get sick of them!!

    Oh - and you asked about my flip flops - good eye, they are J Crew. :)

  7. I haven't seen the wire, but I will have to definately check it out after this. Thanks hun :)

  8. Thanks for stopping by SG - your blog looks incredible, btw.

    Random question on the subject of New Orleans set TV shows; during mardi gras they aired the pilot of Sidney Torres show, "Trashmen" on TLC but then we never heard anything about it - any scoop?



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