The fifth episode of "Treme's" second season aired Sunday (May 22).
Here's HBO's semi-spoilery capsule:
Lt. Colson (David Morse) questions the quality of police investigations; Janette lands at Le Bernardin; Annie (Lucia Micarelli) tries composing; Aunt Mimi gets a track from rapper Mannie Fresh, while Davis discovers a new talent; Sofia lands an internship in Councilman Oliver Thomas’ office.
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Treme has rarely had much interest in the big, dramatic scenes that make up the climaxes and important moments of the much of television.
I’m not saying it hasn’t had a couple such moments (spoiler removed), but it handled these moments as though they weren’t all that big.
Treme’s writers are not robbing these characters and scenes of significance; they’re just making sure nothing feels bigger than the wonderfully detailed and realistic universe they are a part of.
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The story of Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans is one ripe for dramatization. That Hollywood didn’t immediately sweep in and make a movie is almost relatively admirable.
I doubt many residents of New Orleans ever spent any time thinking about how good or bad a visualization of their city’s horror and subsequent rebuilding would be, but knowing that a HBO production, Treme, was coming to town probably made them a bit squeamish.
Not only would it definitely be hard to watch, what if it didn’t portray the city and its culture well, choosing instead to stoop to well-worn stereotypes?
What if it didn’t take the situation seriously enough? What if it was just a crappy show?
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