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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 series is broken up over ten episodes with the first and last episodes directed by the incomparable Agnieszka Holland. She seems to capture the theme of the show the best, maintaining a looser style and letting the music carry the episodes. Other directors like Ernest Dickerson (Right Place, Wrong Time) and Anthony Hemingway (All on a Mardi Gras Day) tend to focus more specifically on certain characters. They all bring their unique brand of storytelling to the series, principally written by Simon and Overmyer.
The acting is a little uneven. The stories pretty much revolve around a nucleus of key characters, not much unlike Northern Exposure.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Captures the creativity and hard work of members of a unique American city, New Orleans, who were struggling to survive after hurricane Katrina.Published 3 days ago by Joan E. Huff
New Orleans could easily be my favorite travel destination and this series captures the sounds, the mood, the feel of a great city from all angles. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Barbara D'Amico
It was a good season. It had a lot of recent history, angst, intrigue, and musicPublished 6 days ago by Nicholas A. Link
this seemed a bit slow at the start, but after a few episodes, it picked up enough to suit me. the depiction of the music and culinary scenes is quite good and seems accurate,... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Jimmy
Treme is the quintessential story of the Big Easy, can't be beat.Published 8 days ago by Amazon Customer