Aroview: Creator of THE WIRE, David Simon, tackles the post-Katrina reconstruction of New Orleans, focusing on a community of musicians, chefs, and residents struggling to hold together their embattled section of society.
In the fighting spirit of Simon's revered cop show, this enriches the dramatic television format with its indelible characters, distinctive dialogue, novelistic storytelling, and overarching ethnographic approach, in which the city, not the scenario, becomes the focal point of the series. In a celebratory sense, the music of the region also features prominently as a counterweight to the familiar criticisms of bureaucracy and Western democracy that coarse through this otherwise angry response to the failure of government and the city's woes.
Season One: 10 episodes across four discs.
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5 stars (Exceptional) Treme is a history lesson without a clobering and an insight into post Hurricane Katrina outside of a newsbyte sweetened by the sounds of blues, jazz and all its musical and cultural influences colliding in New Orleans. Makes you wanna go there. Kahuninja~Kahuninja