Treme: Season 1 (2010)



Critic Consensus: Treme's spicy mix of interesting characters, great music, dense plotting, and a unique milieu make for one of the most original shows on television.


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Air date: Apr 11, 2010
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"The Wire" creator David Simon pens a love letter to New Orleans in this music-fueled drama that follows its citizens as they attempt to put their lives back together three months after Hurricane Katrina. On hand are "Wire" vets Wendell Pierce and Clarke Peters, as, respectively, star-crossed trombonist Antoine Batiste, who revels in the first neighborhood parade since the storm, and Mardi Gras Indian chief Albert Lambreaux, who sets out to repair the local bar where his tribe practices. Meanwhile, college professor Creighton Bernette (John Goodman) fumes at the government's role in the disaster, and his attorney wife, Toni (Melissa Leo), helps tavern owner LaDonna (Khandi Alexander) try to find her missing brother; chef Janette (Kim Dickens) struggles to keep her restaurant open; street musicians Sonny (Michiel Huisman) and Annie (Lucia Micarelli) entertain tourists as they trickle back into town; and DJ Davis McAlary (Steve Zahn) wages a one-man campaign to resurrect the city's soul.


Wendell Pierce
as Antoine Batiste
Khandi Alexander
as LaDonna Batiste-Williams
Clarke Peters
as Albert Lambreaux
Rob Brown (VI)
as Delmond Lambreaux
Steve Zahn
as Davis McAlary
Kim Dickens
as Janette Desautel
Melissa Leo
as Toni Bernette
John Goodman
as Creighton Bernette
India Ennenga
as Sofia Bernette
Davi Jay
as Robinette
Venida Evans
as Mrs. Brooks
Lance E. Nichols
as Larry Williams
Jeffrey Carisalez
as Arnie Reyes
David Morse
as Lt. Terry Colson
Steve Earle
as Harley Watt
Anwan Glover
as David Brooks
Marco St. John
as Dr. Roger McAlary
Ann McKenzie
as Ramona McAlary
Kerrell Antonio
as Councilman Ron Singleton
Don Yesso
as Lake Charles cop
Renwick Scott
as Alcide Batiste
Dr. John
as Himself
Eddie Vanison
as "Memphis" Ronnie
Tim Reid
as Judge John Gatling
Bruce Barnes
as Himself
Jen Kober
as Andrea
Jon Cleary
as Himself
Jim True-Frost
as James Woodrow
Don Vappie
as Himself
Tom Franklin
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for Treme Season 1

All Critics (39) | Top Critics (21)

Sometimes we want to slap some of these folks, but more than that we want them to succeed, and their determination to get back on their feet gives "Treme" the potential to show us both the storm and the sun.

Apr 11, 2010 | Full Review…

A smart, engaging, moving and funny series, one that in many ways is more accessible than its predecessor [The Wire].

Apr 11, 2010 | Full Review…

This is the kind of TV that viewers ask for but rarely get, driven by characters who are more than the sum of one or two qualities and who harbor depths that are revealed slowly, subtly, and authentically.

Apr 11, 2010 | Full Review…

This is a spectacular new series, with some stunning performances and gorgeous music. You'll become hooked.

Apr 11, 2010 | Rating: A+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Treme would seem to be quite similar to The Wire: a synoptic portrait of a poor, old, troubled, black-majority American city, expressed through the intertwined unfolding stories of a group of characters. But there are several important differences...

Nov 5, 2018 | Full Review…

Is "Treme" worth watching? As a history lesson in post-Katrina New Orleans, it absolutely is. It's as good a historical artifact of a certain time and place as you are likely to see.

Jun 19, 2018 | Full Review…

It was, rather, a subtle, searching appreciation for The City That Care Forgot, mournful and merry in equal measure...

Jun 1, 2018 | Full Review…

Like The Wire, Treme bravely, deftly and accurately tackled social and economic issues and institutions, such as the city's criminal-justice system, political corruption and public housing...

May 31, 2018 | Full Review…

[David] Simon is exquisitely sensitive to the signifiers of insiderness and outsiderness that separate the authentic from the fake, the native from the poseur.

May 25, 2018 | Full Review…

The kind of television you eventually relax and sink into, enjoying it the way you might enjoy a live concert featuring a line-up of bands you don't recognize but playing in a genre you love.

May 25, 2018 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

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