And then there was a vision coming towards me. It was Tawny Cypress (you may know her as Simone Deveraux on Heroes). She plays another officer on the force, Ginger “Love Tap” LeBeau. Clearly we all need to know what this means; is it a car thing or something else? Sadly I cannot tell you because she had to head on inside to the party.
But there was no time to worry about that, because there were still other folks on my list to talk to (and one can be forgiven when a child is pulling one inside). Plus, Cole Hauser, one of the two stars of the show, was going to be with me shortly. When he did make it over to me, I asked about his character's (Trevor Cobb) "nefarious background." This inevitably led to a discussion as to the meaning of "nefarious" and if it was in fact a word. I think I can happily say that Hauser likes "nefarious" and that if you see the word popping up in his speech in the future, you know where it came from. But is Cobb who he says he is? What is this Army Ranger experience? It seems only time will tell.
And lastly, there was Anthony Anderson, who plays Marlin Boulet, and is the other lead. Anderson has been in over 20 films on the big screen, and more than a few television shows. So, why is Anderson doing this show? Because he wants to "be able to shine on a light on a situation right here in New Orleans" that has all but been "forgotten in the news and in the media."
Is K-Ville that story of hope? Will the light that K-Ville shines on New Orleans last? And what about that lone, intrepid reporter on the edge of the red carpet? There is a lot of speculation on all those areas, and during my trip down to Louisiana I was able to sit with Jonathan Lisco, the creator and executive producer of the show and ask some questions. He was not able to tell me about the intrepid reporter, but he did have a lot of other answers. But, that is an article for another day.
Stay tuned, because there will be more from Blogcritics Magazine about K-Ville in the near future.