Articles for Treme Season 1

Ever since The Wire wrapped up, fans have been waiting for the next David Simon project. The creator now introduces a new HBO drama known as Treme, which refers to a New Orleans neighborhood dedicated to music. It is, however, also known for its crime rate.PHOTOS: See Your Favorite Stars from The Wire and TremeBut what Treme really focuses on is what takes place in the city three months after Hurricane Katrina. This premise is already difficult, but creators David Simon and Eric Overmyer know how to pull it off. Read more »
When this year‘s Emmy nominations are announced Thursday morning, there will likely be a lot of new comedies to cheer about, but for dramas, the revolution is over. For the past few years cable has been taking over with Dexter, Damages, Mad Men and Breaking Bad leading the charge.The story on the comedy side is new vs. old, but for dramas, it‘s all about network vs. cable. The major networks have been slipping into oblivion at the Emmys in recent years with House being one of the last hold-outs. This year The Good Wife could help out with a wave of buzz that should get Julianna Margulies a nomination and maybe even let the show sneak in for Outstanding Drama Series.  Read more »
At this time of the year I‘m usually livid over the awful Emmy nominations. They typically ignore new, young shows in favor of the old standards. But this year I‘m having a hard time getting that upset.Glee Leads Emmy Nominations>>  Read more »
In the past few years, one of the most entertaining and offensive Emmy categories is Outstanding Music and Lyrics.  Recent winners include "Dick in a Box" from Saturday Night Live and "I‘m F***ing Matt Damon" from Jimmy Kimmel Live. This year offers a slightly less offensive group, but still has some crazy choices.  Read more »
Welcome to The GBU, a weekly column coming every Monday where I look at the Good, the Bad and the Ugly on TV.   I watch more TV than anyone I know, between 60 and 70 hours each week, every week. Doing the math, that amounts to roughly 3,500 hours, or nearly 40 percent of my life, spent watching TV in 2010.  Read more »