Treme: Season 2 (2011)

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Ambitious, dense, and terrifically acted, Treme deepens in its second season while retaining the regional flavor that made it so intriguing to begin with.

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Critic Ratings: 24

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User Ratings: 24

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Episodes

Air date: Apr 24, 2011

'Accentuate the Positive.' Season Two premiere. Antoine contemplates a move while LaDonna resists one; Davis moves in new directions. Ends 12/30

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Air date: May 1, 2011

'Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky.' (Season Two) Antoine decides to form a band; Vincent Abreu drops a suspicious death case on Toni. Ends 12/30

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Air date: May 8, 2011

'LaDonna confronts the return of the crime problem; Sofia channels her father's YouTube rants.

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Air date: May 15, 2011

'Santa Claus, Do You Ever Get the Blues.' (Season Two) Aunt Mimi and Davis form a record company and sign Katey Red. Ends 08/08

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Air date: May 22, 2011

Lt. Colson worries about the quality of the police department's investigations as citizens and activists prepare for an anti-violence march in January 2007. Meanwhile, Aunt Mimi helps Davis woo a rapper for their CD sampler; Harley encourages Annie to start writing her own songs; Nelson and Ligouri take the next step in New Orleans' redevelopment; Delmond searches for an elusive sound; Albert gets fed up with red tape; and Janette hopes her New York connections can land her a new job.

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Air date: May 29, 2011

'Feels Like Rain.' (Season Two) Hidalgo does a favor for Councilman Oliver Thomas; Antoine appoints a straw boss. Ends 12/30

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Air date: Jun 5, 2011

'Carnival Time.' (Season Two) As Carnival arrives in New Orleans, Albert unveils his new plumage, and Delmond discovers a new sound. Ends 12/30

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Air date: Jun 12, 2011

'Can I Change My Mind.' (Season Two) Delmond pitches his fusion project to Dr. John; Toni enlists a PI for the Abreu case. Ends 12/30

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Air date: Jun 19, 2011

'What Is New Orleans?' (Season Two) Davis is eclipsed by his protege, Lil Calliope; Albert rankles Delmond. Ends 10/01

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Air date: Jun 26, 2011

Janette gets a new nickname; Toni relies on Colson for another favor; Sonny finds an unlikely reason to go to the docks; Antoine pays a price for his on-stage antics; Albert and Delmond travel to make their record.

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Series 2 of David Simon's New Orleans drama opens in November 2006, 14 months after Hurricane Katrina, but the city's ongoing recovery is hampered by an uptick in crime, which gives police lieutenant Terry Colson (David Morse) and the department all they can handle. The can-do spirit is still alive, however, in some characters, including Antoine (Wendell Pierce), who mulls starting his own band, and his ex-wife, LaDonna (Khandi Alexander), who vows to hang on to her bar, Gigi's. Meanwhile, Toni (Melissa Leo) is worried about the emotional state of her daughter, Sofia (India Ennenga); businessman Nelson Hidalgo (Jon Seda) arrives from Dallas to reap the benefits of the city's reconstruction and demolition projects; Davis (Steve Zahn) petitions his Aunt Mimi (Elizabeth Ashley) to bankroll a music project; and Delmond (Rob Brown) debuts his new album in New York, where Janette (Kim Dickens) is working in a trendy restaurant. Cameos include chefs Tom Colicchio, Eric Ripert and David Chang.

Critic Reviews for Treme Season 2

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (15)

what Treme is about, more than anything else, is all the ways that a place you love can break your heart. And how such a betrayal still won't keep you from loving it all the more.

May 25, 2018 | Full Review…

With none of the conventional plot techniques TV viewers are accustomed to, it is a collection of rich moments and poignant characters that loosely adds up to something quite powerful.

Apr 24, 2011 | Full Review…

It was last year, and remains so this year -- one of TV's very best.

Apr 24, 2011 | Rating: A+ | Full Review…

Treme is a many-splendored triumph of slow-cooked storytelling and hot, humid music.

Apr 24, 2011 | Rating: A | Full Review…

If the first series was a bit of a slow-burner, this second series packs a lot more punch, with the stand-out characters being Melissa Leo's dogged civil-rights lawyer and David Morse's thoughtful cop.

May 25, 2018 | Full Review…

It's the rare show that gets better the more it stews in its own juices.

May 25, 2018 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Treme's second season is a meandering masterpiece, a deep exploration of musical culture and a scathing commentary on the social and political state of New Orleans.

Feb 12, 2020 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Possibly the best-written show on TV at present and it€™s richness oozes out of every second of screen time.

May 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Beyond a more congealed storyline, Treme has miraculously remained untouched.

May 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Assuming you have not, I plead with you, faithful reader, to spend some time this summer diving into this "visual novel."

Mar 2, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

I'm not ready to give up on a show of such obvious quality yet, but I feel like a guy sitting in a restaurant in the French Quarter who has to send a meal back to the kitchen for some added spice.

Apr 24, 2011 | Full Review…

It takes a while to adjust to the dissonance, but the muted naturalism of the superb cast draws us in.

Apr 24, 2011 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

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