Thursday, April 15, 2010


If you play a musical instrument, or ever played a musical instrument, or like music, or know a musician, or are a fan of the actor Steve Zahn or Antoine Batiste, or Melissa Leo or Albert Lambeaux, or have ever been to New Orleans, or were moved by what happened to that legendary city after Katrina and the failure of the levees when whole neighborhoods were flooded, or dig good writing and great acting and TV series that make you want to watch every episode [and have access to HBO], I think you'll dig TREME. I sure do.

[On the other hand, if you don't like john Goodman who's a little forced in his portrayal of an angry set-the-record-straight guy in this, or think, as a friend does, that all the "white" characters in the show are a little or a lot over the top, or you find what is usually labeled New Orleans music in any of its various styles passe or just not your thing, etc. you might not dig it. But I bet if you give it a chance you'll be seduced despite whatever flaws you might find in this original series.]

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