Okay, let's leave aside that The Pacific is currently airing on HBO, and that's reason enough to get that channel, but here's a couple of trailers for two new shows that are starting up soon on the cable giant, and they make me want to order it right now.
First up is a trailer for Boardwalk Empire, which is based on the non-fiction book about the crime-filled, gangster-run, Prohibition heyday of Atlantic City. It's being run by Terrence Winter, one of the best writer The Sopranos had, it stars the always great Steve Buscemi, and the pilot episode is directed by Martin Scorsese.
Next we have Treme, a series about New Orleans in the brutal days following Hurricane Katrina. What makes this show so special is that it's being run by David Simon. You know, Homicide: Life on the Streets, The Corner, The Wire, Generation Kill David Simon. So it should be intense, lacerating, complex and brilliant. And more than a little depressing.