|Michael Showers||Capt. John Guidry|
Much of the creative team responsible for HBO's revered series The Wire reunite to present the new series Treme, set in New Orleans and following the musicians and citizens who still call the town home even in the brutal aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. This release contains every episode from the show's debut season, and offers background information about the production, especially the music that features prominently in every episode.
|Source:||Hbo Home Video|
|Sound:||[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]|
Closed Caption; The music of Treme: Discover more about the songs featured throughout the series with this in-episode viewing mode; The making of Treme: A behind-the-scenes look at the making of Treme featuring interviews with cast, crew, and historians ; Treme: Beyond Bourbon street: An exploration into the history of the series' namesake neighborhood, including a look at its innate ties to song and dance; Audio commentaries: Five audio commentaries with creators/executive producers David Simon and Eric Overmyer, executive producer Nina Kostroff Noble, producer/director Anthony Hemingway, writer George Pelecanos, cast members Wendell Pierce, Khandi Alexander, and John Goodman, and Alan Sepinwall (tv critic, HitFix); Music commentaries: Audio commentaries with WBGO's Josh Jackson and NPR music's Patrick Jarenwattananon on select music performances within each episode
First off, The Wire (also created by the genius David Simon) is the greatest show of all time. Second off, Treme is not the Wire. Not that Treme doesn't have the potential, but I have only seen one season; but what a season it's been. Firstly, the music in this show is the best music in a TV show. It truly shows the culture and greatness of New Orleans and the viewer can't help not wanting to dance to the music. Before watching the show, having never been to NO, I really didn;t know the music there and I always hated jazz, I always thought it was just mall music. However, because of this great show, NO music is incredible. I got turned onto a lot of new music because of this show. Secondly, the characters and overall writing in the show is fantastic. Unlike the Wire, Treme cares more about character than plot. After only a few episodes, I really grew to know these characters. I have no favorites, there all good in their own ways, along with the actors and actresses that play them (but I must say that Khandi Alexander was robbed of an Emmy). Watch Treme, if you have ears and/or eyes you will love this show so watch it, you won't regret it.