‘Cause John Goodman is in it, and it’s totally the best he’s looked in, well, ever.
I’ve always been pretty hardcore about Goodman. When I was younger, I was a big Roseanne fan, though my parents didn’t want me watching it; they thought it was improper for a child of a young age, but faithfully, every week, both my mother and father tuned in at 9 PM after I was “put to bed.” What they didn’t know was that I’d always sneak out of bed and make my way to the open staircase we had in the house of my childhood. I’d always sit at the very top step, peering over the railing in an effort to catch a glimpse of Darlene, who was my idol and my favorite at the time.
Whether or not my parents knew that I was watching is unknown. They’re coming over for dinner tonight, so I’ll have to ask them since we’re on topic today.
But anyway, John Goodman is starring in HBO’s Treme a series about my favorite place on earth, New Orleans. It’s based on the events of Hurricane Katrina, the rebuilding effort and the first Mardi Gras after the storm, which, incidentally, I attended.
The show is amazing. It was done by the creator of The Wire, which is a favorite of my brother’s, and he was actually the one who turned me onto the show. He doesn’t watch it himself, but knew that I’d be all about it since it took place in NOLA.
John Goodman’s not the only fabulous star in the show; Steve Zahn, who is amazing, plays the part of a kooky musician and other names of notoriety are Khandi Alexander, Wendell Pierce and one of my favorite local musicians, Kermit Ruffins. It’s a great cast and a great show and clearly, Goodman’s riding the tailcoats of success and happiness because he looks fantastic as of late.
John was recently photographed at last night’s AFI Tribute to Mike Nichols. He’s lost a lot of weight, looks a lot healthier than he has in the past and is clearly stoked about being America’s Favorite Dad once again.
Good on you, John, and I can’t wait to see more of you on the next season of Treme.