Treme: Season 1 [Blu-ray]
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Not to mention the great acting, many levels of meaning, clever cameos and true-to-life subplots. And most of all: a major media production has finally "got it" about New Orleans, and got it right!
The entire series is "a love letter to New Orleans".
A New Orleanian from Treme who has actually lived the show
I especially found the graphics during the credits roll interesting. Who would of thought that mold and fungus stains on walls, floors, and ceilings could look like art. Being interested also in biology and photography, I found the house mold interesting to look at, to itself artistic, even though it is often a serious health hazard. A great idea for a photo project: someone should photograph the mold stains of New Orleans with Ultraviolet light (Black Light). Many molds are UV fluorescent!
Anyway, it is a fantastic series, can't wait for Season Two and for this DVD set to be available. The only downer for me was the latter part of the season's final episode got a bit busy and confusing -- not their best work. Seems like the producer, director, and writers did not really want to do a season finale, eliminating some characters, but just keep going with the story lines into the next season. Wish there were a bit more about the foods of New Orleans and the Creole / Cajun South. But then you can't really taste food on TV.
And, BTW, it IS coming back for a second season next year. HBO renewed the show the day after it premiered.
The DVDs screen DISTINCTLY DARK - appreciably darker than the original broadcasts. So are simply technologically flawed -- and there's no reason for this other than HBO's lack of quality control.
As per the extras:
"The Music of Treme" in-episode viewing mode - perfunctory and ultimately pathetic. The pop up boxes list song title and the person performing it on screen, no mention of the writer or the performer that the song is most closely associated with or any of their history.
For instance, in the scene where Annie is accompanying pianist Tom McDermott at a private party and they're playing "New Orleans Bump" (could be titled, "New Orleans Blues" - I'm writing this in a rush early Saturday morning) - the pop up window says: "New Orleans Bump" Tom McDermott. There's no mention that it was written, originally performed and recorded by Jelly Roll Morton and as Morton is one of the originators of Jazz and inarguably one of the seminal figures in New Orleans music history that information might have also been useful.
Moreover, a lot of music is not thus notated at all -- the Mardi Gras Indian chants, songs playing on the radio or jukeboxes, etc.
The audio Music Commentaries are also shockingly lame. In the scene noted above the commentators say "That's Jelly Roll Morton.Read more ›
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I loved this series. There is a lot of developing plots in season 1. A lot of truth of how brutal it was after the storm, and a lot of strength from the residents . Read morePublished 29 minutes ago by Erzulie
Lots of good music, good acting, New Orleans musicians, and good teleplays. Worth watching.Published 1 day ago by John Bickelhaupt
Great series with excellent acting and music and insightful perspective on New Orleans post KatrinaPublished 2 days ago by REG
Like a personal VIP tour of NOLA culture, community, history and above all the MUSIC!!Published 2 days ago by Holly A. Halsey
Very true to the time and place. Well acted with believable characters.Published 2 days ago by Paul A Mahony
Oh my gosh what a great show. LOVE the MUSIC!!! Oh the characters portrayed the effect of Katrina, cried and laughed. What great storytellers.Published 2 days ago by Saluces
This in an amazing show! Highly original and great, realistic characters and plot-lines. A fantastic behind the scenes look at NOLA in the months and years since Hurricane Katrina. Read morePublished 2 days ago by International Ron
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It has English, French, and Spanish subtitles. It's also close captioned in English.
May 28, 2011 by Alex M. | See all 2 posts
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There will be Spanish subtitles. There will also be a Dolby Digital 2.0 Spanish audio track as well on the Blu-Ray.
Dec 16, 2010 by David N. | See all 2 posts
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