When is a book worth $3.5 million dollars? When it's a
first-time effort by 26-year-old Lena Dunham that hasn't even been written yet,
apparently. Probably the most talked-about publishing news of the year, this
over-the-top offer for a 66-page proposal (with illustrations!) has been
polarizing critics, publishing pros, and other authors since it was announced last Monday.
Just some dashed-off thoughts about the Big Love series finale. I'll leave the legitimate criticism to the big guns, but I needed to register my discontent.
When Big Love first started, I thought it was going to be as good as Six
Feet Under. It certainly had the potential. The first two seasons were
amazing! But then the bottom dropped out.
It was just yesterday that we showed you the trailer for one of HBO's upcoming series, Treme. Today, we have another trailer for you, this time for this fall's Boardwalk Empire, a Prohibition-era drama set in Atlantic City from Terence Winter, who was one of the top writers on The Sopranos for a lot of years.
Every time I consider cancelling HBO, I'm stopped by one thought: "Isn't that David Simon show about New Orleans supposed to start soon?" And now that HBO has released a trailer for Treme (above) . . . there's just no way I can get rid of it now. Treme premieres on April 11, and stars Bunk, Lester Freamon, Khandi Alexander, Kim Dickens, Steve Zahn and John Goodman as various residents of post-Katrina New Orleans.
Deadline Hollywood Daily is reporting that HBO has ordered the first ten episodes of David Simon's Treme, about life in post-Katrina New Orleans. It will center on the jazz music scene, but it's probably safe to guess that Simon and co. will take a look at the various ways in which numerous agencies have let the city down.