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If anybody watched "Treme" on HBO this week and wants to ask a dumb question about funeral parades or old black dudes in Big Bird costumes, now is the time. I will probably only volunteer for this once.

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thedogowner
Apr. 14th, 2010 05:23 pm (UTC)
Your post makes me want to watch it. It's on the DVR...
ultraluxe
Apr. 14th, 2010 05:53 pm (UTC)
I was pretty impressed. The geography all checks out, the patter between characters is spot-on and hey, John Goodman.

As a local it made me alternately uncomfortable and giggly which I guess mean they did their job making a Katrina show.
thedogowner
Apr. 14th, 2010 06:30 pm (UTC)
OK. I'm going to hold watching this out as a reward for filing my taxes tonight in an attempt to get me to actually do it.
cuntishness
Apr. 18th, 2010 05:55 am (UTC)
Ditto.
badong
Apr. 14th, 2010 07:18 pm (UTC)
I didn't see the show, but I certainly did think of you when I saw the previews. I thought to myself "huh, I bet Lux rips this apart" because Hollywood's portrayal of New Orleans (and many other cities, really) has always been caricature-ish. Based on your comments above I would definitely watch the show now though if I had HBO.

Sorta on-topic: are there any other portrayals of New Orleans you've particularly liked or disliked (and if so, why)?
ultraluxe
Apr. 14th, 2010 07:35 pm (UTC)
They've all been hot doo doo until this, but K-Ville really stands out as a vile piece of shit.

I was amused by that episode of Bones with the voodoo ritual in the middle of the coroner's office.
badong
Apr. 14th, 2010 08:18 pm (UTC)
Heh, I was wondering if you'd single out K-Ville. I remember watching one episode and thinking "damn, I don't even live there and I know this is absolute shit." Thank ghod the writers' strike cut it short before it could even finish a season. :-/

I never saw that Bones episode. Hulu here I come!
laufeyette
Apr. 14th, 2010 08:44 pm (UTC)
That Bones episode brought the lulz.
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ultraluxe
Apr. 17th, 2010 11:07 pm (UTC)
Many of them do. It depends on how far out in the sticks you get.

All that music is authentic, btw. They actually went and got the real bands from here to perform it live rather than pay studio bands to recreate it, and the identifiable jazz musicians like Kermit Ruffins & Rebirth brass band dudes are are played by themselves.
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