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Waiting For The Papers

September 21, 2012

As we mentioned earlier, HBO sent out full seasons of Treme 3 to the critics, and the initial reviews are coming in. Of course Dave Walker has them all over at NOLA.COM

A ‘Treme’ season-three review roundup

The reviews cover a lot of ground, but even those which do not enthuse about the show grudgingly acknowledge its importance and its stature alongside The Wire.

There’s word of a presser floating about this weekend and the social media wing of the publicity department hasn’t answered a question as to when and where but if we can get the details, we’ll be there and keep you posted.


— Wet Bank Guy

  1. September 21, 2012 6:56 pm

    Not sure where but I know when: 3 pm or so. RT panel had to be moved to accommodate a panelist.

  2. Anita permalink
    September 21, 2012 7:30 pm

    I’m working my way through Season 2 and want to go on record right now saying that Khandi Alexander was robbed–she definitely earned a best actress award. Season 2 was a powerful one for her.

    Also, for the record, I appreciate this show for giving us at least four significant women’s roles which are believable, honest stories and how impressive that is when I know the show is written by men. Sorry, fellas, women don’t usually get this much autonomy onscreen and this definitely passes the Becdel test plus my own test of women as persons which asks if the character acts from motivations other than her relationship with a man.

    We see the characters of Toni, LaDonna, Janette and Annie all acting as individuals with their own aspirations rather than as mere adjuncts in roles entirely dependent on a male character. This is so clearly the way life is today that it might not seem remarkable until one reflects on the way drama is constructed in mainstream film and television as almost exclusively populated by male characters with lesser, accessory female characters.

    Sometimes I think many of the negative comments are because viewers are not predisposed to consider the stories of women or people of color as “real” or important stories.

  3. doctorj2u permalink
    September 21, 2012 9:53 pm

    Actually there is not much news of season three, which makes me sad about the hope for a season four. I hope HBO will stick with it to see the total vision of David Simom’s team, and the story of new life, so hard fought for, for the city. And Anita, I agree. Khandi was robbed!!!

  4. September 23, 2012 8:53 am

    Phyllis Montana’s Desiree’s character is nobody’s adjunct either! Nor is Aunt Mimi!

    Some of the eps are written by women too.

  5. September 24, 2012 12:31 pm

    All I can say is: American, if you were watching the Emmys you wre on the wrong channel.

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