Sunday, June 20, 2010

"Treme" season ends --- applause for the show

In a first season that became progressively more addictive and entertaining, unpredictably moving and heartbreaking, HBO's "Treme" ended a 10 part run tonight. There are two parts to "Treme", the story line and the music. The music is worth the time, anytime, with the many New Orleans musicians participating in the series. The story developed the characters steadily and by the second half of the season they were getting close to being as real as any of the personalities on "The Wire". Creighton's suicide in the ending episodes crushed me as the relationship with his early teenage daughter had been so touchingly drawn throughout the season. Antoine and LaDonna cut charismatic profiles, Davis comes off as the annoying likeable loon, and Annie the busker, Janette the chef, and Albert the "Big Chief" all have my undivided attention.

There will be a second season, and that's something to look forward to, a bright spot in the distance on the television horizon. I do like it.


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