With Treme, David Simon, creator of The Wire and Generation Kill, and Eric Overmyer, writer and producer of Law & Order Homicide: Life on the Street, prove that that television as an art form can hold its own with Shakespeare or Wagner. Set in post-Katrina New Orleans, the show (whose title refers to a neighborhood and is pronounced treh-MAY) chronicles the struggles of a diverse group of residents, including musicians, chefs and Mardi Gras Indians, as they rebuild their lives and their city.
The hurricane caused enormous chaos… many people paid their debt to nature, homes were dashed to the ground, families were uprooted, the local economy was in turmoil and the Police Department was strained. Step by step, the survivors strive to reclaim their lives the best they can, but not without a certain disdain about being forgotten by the government right when the floods swept everything in their path and, essentially, by everybody else once the memories of this tragedy fade away.
Their emotional stories revolve around Antoine Batiste (Wendell Pierce, Numb3rs, Suits), a trombonist, constantly hunting for his next gig, LaDonna Batiste-Williams (Khandi Alexander, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Body of Proof), Antoine’s ex-wife and a bar owner, whose younger brother is still missing, Davis McAlary (Steve Zahn, Friends, Monk), a part-time DJ, musician and proud New Orleans resident, Janette Desautel (Kim Dickens, Lost, Flash Forward), a chef who struggles to keep her restaurant open, Albert “Big Chief” Lambreaux (Clarke Peters, Damages, Person of Interest), a Mardi Gras Indian chief who is well respected in his community, Antoinette “Toni” Bernette (Melissa Leo, Criminal Minds, Louie), a civil rights lawyer who worked with LaDonna in trying to locate her missing brother, Creighton Bernette (John Goodman, Futurama, Community), Toni’s husband and an outspoken university English professor bound to support New Orleans, and a couple of talented young street musicians like Annie (Lucia Micarelli, ), a classically trained violinist, and Sonny (Michiel Huisman), a street musician from Amsterdam.
First Aired: April 11, 2010
Air Day: Sunday
Air Time: 10:00 PM
Runtime: 60 minutes
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1. Episode 1 Knock with Me – Rock with Me
2. Episode 2 Saints
3. Episode 3 Me Donkey Want Water
4. Episode 4 The Greatest Love
5. Episode 5 I Thought I Heard Buddy Bolden Say
6. Episode 6 Careless Love
7. Episode 7 Promised Land
8. Episode 8 Don’t You Leave Me Here
9. Episode 9 Poor Man’s Paradise
10. Episode 10 Tipitina
1. Episode 1 Accentuate the Positive
2. Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky
3. Episode 3 On Your Way Down
4. Episode 4 Santa Claus, Do You Ever Get The Blues?
5. Episode 5 Slip Away
6. Episode 6 Feels Like Rain
7. Episode 7 Carnival Time
8. Episode 8 Can I Change My Mind?
9. Episode 9 What Is New Orleans?
10. Episode 10 That’s What Lovers Do
11. Episode 11 Do Watcha Wanna
1. Episode 1 Do You Know What It Means
2. Episode 2 Meet De Boys on the Battlefront
3. Episode 3 Right Place, Wrong Time
4. Episode 4 At the Foot of Canal Street
5. Episode 5 Shame, Shame, Shame
6. Episode 6 Shallow Water, Oh Mama
7. Episode 7 Smoke My Peace Pipe
8. Episode 8 All On A Mardi Gras Day
9. Episode 9 Wish Someone Would Care
10. Episode 10 I’ll Fly Away