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      CommentAuthorErikCJones
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2010
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    I'm excited for this. A friend of mine from New Orleans is in an upcoming episode.
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    Nevermind. Proxied my way onto a site that actually had it.
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    @ErikCJones: Who you know?


    /like as if I'll know the same person
    //still curious
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      CommentAuthorErikCJones
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2010
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    Luke Hawx, he's an indy wrestler/actor/stuntman.
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    It started off badly with that utterly ridiculous British journalist but it shows promise.
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    THEY GOT IT! THEY REALLY GOT IT! Loved the show. But as my wife said, will anyone besides those of us who love this city understand and want to watch? So many things I loved about the show.

    One ting was the sound of the helicopters. God I remember that so much. And the absence of light in neighborhoods.
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    @Erik:

    Is Luke, by chance, from around Thibodaux?


    @Casey:

    Where y'at?
    • CommentAuthorcoffeemug
    • CommentTimeApr 13th 2010
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    This was really good. Any show getting me this close to actually standing up and dancing is all bloody right by me. Nice to see that a relatively downtrodden setting can have the oppisite effect that the Wire had.

    @any locals: can anyone tell me what the opening scene was all about? A spontaneous parade, or something? Small-time mardi gras? Because that was awesome!
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      CommentAuthorErikCJones
    • CommentTimeApr 13th 2010
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    @platypus:
    I'm not sure to be honest.
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      CommentAuthorInternaut
    • CommentTimeApr 13th 2010
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    Apparently Treme already got renewed for it's second season.

    Link
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeApr 13th 2010 edited
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    I found the pilot a bit slow, but it was done very well and I'm excited to see where they take it. Hopefully it'll live up to the huge expectations coming off from The Wire.

    I'm also interested in any sort of soundtrack.
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    @Erik:
    Just curious because I know a Luke who used to do indy wrestling. His last name wasn't Hawx but I thought Hawx might be a stage name of sorts. Never asked him too much about it other than what kind of matches he had been in and if he played a face or a heel.

    @coffeemug:
    I'm not sure. Definitely wasn't spontaneous considering money was exchanged before they started and they had flags flying (most likely the group that was putting it on). No real reason given but they probably just wanted to do something to get a little normalcy going. Batiste did say at the end something about two jazz funerals so that might have been a part of that but (as I first said) I'm not sure. Don't really need much of a reason to get a second-line going.
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    THE WIRE started off slow enough that I think I'm going to wait until there's a good five or six episodes out there before diving in.
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    @platypuspracticus Live in Kenner. We moved back June before Katrina hit. Inside the city as much as possible.

    So happy for them getting a 2nd season already. Good for a lot of my friends especially if they bring the crew back.

    The Second Line at the beginning was just them doing a Second Line to show people were back.

    I have been jealous of the crew working on this one and even more jealous after that pilot. It is the kind of production that hits everything: it tells a great story about our city and brings in a ton of money and work to people as well.

    Loved what Kody Chamberlain said: The Wire up and moved to New Orleans and got itself funky.

    If you are into the music, check out Basin Street Records, especially for Kermit Ruffins stuff. Also, director of a recent episode gave this boxset to the cast and crew. HBO also does a music guide after every episode.
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    @Casey: I work in Kenner, live in Metairie and spend the rest of the hours of the week on Frenchman. I actually moved back January before the storm...from Orlando where I had just gone through 3 storms. Then there was Cindy before Katrina hit (which was a fun night with no power and being thankful our neighbors had cousins who owned a gas station so we could pick up beer and cigarettes).

    It'll be interesting to see where they take the show as far as around the city is concerned. Kinda surprised there isn't more around the Quarter since that was one of the least-affected areas after the storm*.

    It was kinda funny that they didn't do anything with the Superdome for the entering shots. I mean you coulda used a little CG on that to make it look like the wrecked dome.

    Pretty spot-on, though. And getting Spud to play the other DJ was a nice touch. Weird to see him looking that gnarly, though.


    *Like Goodman's character says, the old city was built higher up....which is why the French Quarter didn't flood.
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    I have seen Spud looking that rough in real life. And yeah, that was a great easter egg for locals.
    • CommentAuthorDrew_badly
    • CommentTimeApr 18th 2010
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    Aaagh! I 'm torn. Should I be a bad Brit and hit the internets for this one or wait it out? It'll be a long wait...
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    Psh, I'm a bad american and hit the internet for brittish shit that isn't out here yet. I saw Hot Fuzz before it even reached the states.
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    Loved last night's ep. Had us laughing out loud at places and cringing at other's.

    Loved seeing the Finn McCool's t-shirt. You ever want to read a good book about before, during, and after the storm, check out Finn McCool's Football Club. About a bunch of expatriates here in NOLA.

    Anyone getting an Ignatius Reilly feeling from Steve Zahn's character only less annoying?
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    I don't think he's as delusional as Ignatius or has quite the same enmity with the world around him. Davis wants to spread the love but feels no reciprocation, Ignatius just views everyone as lower than him.

    Last night was cool seeing guys I know/places I hang. They need to incorporate Curtis somehow at Spotted Cat, though. And it was really weird seeing Frenchman that dark (though, there was a blackout just a couple weeks ago...that was just cause some jackass hit a light pole).