First off, gorgeous visuals and wonderful sound. Remember when TV shows were always inferior products to movies? I sure am glad that's not the case anymore.
I was too impatient to wait for a better price on this show. After the excellence of The Wire
, I was already sold on this one, even though I didn't know why I should be interested in New Orleans culture. The first episode had to do a lot of character introductions, but I look forward to seeing where it all goes.
Peter, I thought of you when Lucia Micarelli's name was in the opening credits. It was your mix that included a track by her, right? She wasn't in the first episode, but apparently she's in the second, so I have that to look forward to.
I've also been exposing my new friend, Jen, to Freaks and Geeks
, as well as my cousin. They've both been enjoying it a lot. Sean, you said you hadn't seen anything you'd liked James Franco in until 127 Hours
. Have you not seen Freaks and Geeks
? I still think it's his best work. Your only option is to agree. Ha ha. Seriously, though, if you haven't seen it, give it a try.
In other James Franco news, I'm actually kind of really wanting to see Your Highness
. I'm not sure if I'm supposed to be ashamed or not, but I like Danny McBride a lot. Of course, Natalie Portman's presence helps a lot, too.