"I hope the fences we mended
Fall down beneath their own weight"

John Darnielle


segunda-feira, 5 de abril de 2010

The bravest show that David Simon has ever made

“Treme” isn’t in the business of taking a socioeconomic or political view of the storm’s ravages (if there was a reference to President Bush in the first three episodes, I missed it) or of drawing many moral distinctions between characters. There’s no sense of judgments being made, except when it comes to non-natives. (...) I’d never seen anything like it in a TV show. And yet it didn’t strike me as exotic, since that’s a word I would use to describe something I felt distanced from. But here I felt a strong connection. I think this is what Simon wanted to have happen to viewers, though so far it hasn’t happened to me very often. The characters in the show are ambivalent about outsiders, and if you’re at all sensitive to that you feel intrusive, rude—almost a colonialist—for appreciating what you see and hear in “Treme.” The series virtually prohibits you from loving it, while asking you to value it. In that sense, I suppose, it may be the bravest show that David Simon has ever made.

vá e siga.
(site de Treme)