Jul 15, 2011

I don't even know why I am wasting my time discussing the fact that the Emmys has once again snubbed a show that is definitely deserving of recognition. These are the same Emmys that never recognized a show as powerful, gritty, and enthralling as 'The Wire'. So it should come as no surprise to anyone that 'Treme' has received absolutely no love from the Emmy voters.

For those of you unfamiliar with Treme, it is an HBO show set in post-Katrina New Orleans that follows it's residents as they cope with the aftermath. That in itself makes for a compelling storyline just for the simple fact of what is going on in New Orleans as far as the corruption and cover-ups involving the NOPD.

Of course the Associated Press is going to point to the brilliant acting of Melissa Leo as a highlight of the show, but I want to point out that I think Khandi Alexander has got to be the most fascinating character on the show. When she is on the screen, she completely fills it up. Alexander has got to be one of the most underrated and talented actresses in the business. She is the Angela Bassett of the Emmys.

If you haven't watched Treme, I would definitely suggest you give it and it's talented cast a whirl. I hate to see it go unrecognized like 'The Wire', but so is the way of the world according to Hollywood.
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