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    Treme, Ep. 4.02, “This City” bogged down by odd character beats

    Treme is a bit of an odd one this week, with “This City” delivering affecting, heart-breaking news to several of its characters while simultaneously featuring quite a bit of what a non-fan might call filler. That’s a bit too hard of a knock for this reviewer, so let’s just call the episode problematically-paced. We open with Albert, who finds out his cancer is back after he’s been in remission for all of one episode. It’s a strange narrative choice. Why the quick turnaround? In “Tipitina”, the fantastic season three finale, he’s sick and starting chemo. In last week’s season four premiere, he’s in remission, and this week, he’s not only relapsed, he’s decided against continuing his treatment. The constraints of only having five episodes for the final season are clearly showing here and one can’t help wondering why the writers chose to pick up where they did with Albert. It’s a bit frustrating- Treme has always been a show to take its time and savor the details of the small moments that lead to the big ones rather than skipping ahead to the dramatic payoffs. More

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    Treme, Ep. 4.01, “Yes We Can Can” a comforting, entertaining final premiere

    Treme returns this week in glorious fashion, kicking of its final mini-season with “Yes We Can Can”. With more shows being produced with each passing year and a current frustrating sameness to much of this fall’s programming, it’s wonderful to get to spend even a few more weeks in this unique world. From the characters to the music to the cinematography, this is a show that feels like no other and just hearing the theme song makes any fan of the show feel instantly at ease, welcomed back to the colorful, inspiring, and occasionally harsh world of Treme. More

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    The Televerse #65- Treme Season 3 with Dave Walker

    With Thanksgiving keeping TV off the air for half the week, it’s a short show list this podcast. We more than make up for that, however, with our mega spotlight on Treme’s finale, as well as its season as a whole. Dave Walker of NOLA.com joins us for our nearly hour-long look at what has […] More

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    The Televerse #65- Treme Season 3 with Dave Walker

    With Thanksgiving keeping TV off the air for half the week, it’s a short show list this podcast. We more than make up for that, however, with our mega spotlight on Treme’s finale, as well as its season as a whole. Dave Walker of NOLA.com joins us for our nearly hour-long look at what has […] More

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    The Televerse #3- NewsRadio with Paul Goebel

    The Televerse is back with its third episode. This week, Simon Howell and I talk through our week in TV from Tuesday to Monday with pilot reviews galore along with looks at returning series, including Always Sunny, Archer, HIMYM, and Castle. Then we spotlight Breaking Bad‘s episode this week, “Salud”, and finish up with some […] More