The 'Treme' cast at a May 4 DVD signing at the Louisiana Music Factory.
Two high-profile critics talked nice about "Treme" in recent days. They write for publications that entertainment executives read, or at least have summarized by assistants into smart-phone-friendly capsules, so what they say matters.
Tim Goodman, The Hollywood Reporter, in his semi-regular weekly Power Rankings column:
It's electric. David Simon's evocative tale of the restructuring of lives and infrastructure post-Katrina in New Orleans has always felt as improvisational as jazz. It fits, precisely, Simon's kind of scattershot storytelling where he has numerous characters to play with.
Robert Lloyd, The Los Angeles Times:
"Treme," the marvelous, musical New Orleans-set HBO drama whose second season began April 24, takes its form from the city's substance; it does not so much present a point of view as embody a perpetual argument. Created by David Simon and Eric Overmyer, who have "The Wire" in their shared past, it is romantic and naturalistic at once, as dreamy and earthy as the place in which it takes place — a place where when you die, they strike up the band. I love it as much as anything now on television.
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