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Treme: Season 2 (2011)

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Critic Consensus: 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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Season 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.

Cast

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
David Morse
as Lt. Terry Colson
India Ennenga
as Sofia Bernette
Jon Seda
as Nelson Hidalgo
Lance E. Nichols
as Larry Williams
Venida Evans
as Mrs. Brooks
Steve Earle
as Harley Watt
Dan Ziskie
as C.J. Liguori, CJ Ligouri
Eric Ripert
as Himself
Altonio Jackson
as Lil Calliope
Victor Slezak
as Enrico Brulard
Edwina Findley Dickerson
as Davina Lambreaux
Jeffrey Carisalez
as Arnie Reyes
Otto DeJean
as George Cotrell
Renwick Scott
as Alcide Batiste
Sean-Michael Bruno
as Randall Batiste
Ntare Mwine
as Jacques
Jim True-Frost
as James Woodrow
Keith Hart
as Darren Lecoeur
John Goodman
as Creighton Bernette
Davi Jay
as Robinette
Wanda Rouzan
as Herself
Danai Gurira
as Jill Hudson
Mahershala Ali
as Anthony King
John Boutte
as Himself
Deneen Tyler
as Sgt. Percillina "Percy" Bechet
Ned Bellamy
as Vincent Abreu
Eddie Vanison
as "Memphis" Ronnie
Jen Kober
as Andrea
Letoya Luckett
as Alison Myers
Ann McKenzie
as Ramona McAlary
Darien Sills-Evans
as Darnell Nicholls
Dr. John
as Himself
Dana Gourrier
as Det. Leroy
Marc Menchaca
as James Distel
Yolonda Ross
as Dana Lyndsey
Big Freedia
as Herself
Terence Rosemore
as Deputy Chief Marsden
Shawn Colvin
as Herself
Kirk Joseph
as Himself
Davis Rogan
as Himself
Andre Bohren
as Himself
Marco St. John
as Dr. Roger McAlary
Alan Richman
as Himself
John McConnell
as DJ Jeffy Jeff
James DuMont
as Capt. Richard Lafouchette
Tony Senzamici
as Capt. Jack Malatesta
Jon Eyez
as Capt. Marcus Grayson
Michael Showers
as Capt. John Guidry
Mannie Fresh
as Himself
Anthony Michael Frederick
as Sgt. Alonzo Wilson
David Chang
as Himself
Matt Perrine
as Himself
Kesha Bullard
as Dr. Angela McCormick
Tony Bentley
as FEMA Official
Reginal Varice
as Dinerral Shavers
Indigo
as Brigitte Baron
Phil Austin
as Ron Remsberg
Dean West
as Robert Turner
Rock Kohli
as David Wilkins
David Maldonado
as Off. Charlie Cantone
Michael Hill
as William Jefferson
Caleb Michaelson
as Off. O'Dell
Jesse Moore
as Inspector
Margaret Lawhon
as Principal
Bruce Miller
as Himself
Katey Red
as Herself
Brice Miller
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for Treme: Season 2

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (8)

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.

April 24, 2011 | Full Review…
Boston Globe
Top Critic

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

April 24, 2011 | Rating: A+ | Full Review…
Newsday
Top Critic

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

April 24, 2011 | Rating: A | Full Review…
Uncle Barky
Top Critic

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.

April 24, 2011 | Full Review…
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Some aspects of this show work better than others, but, in its generally excellent second season, the drama has cohered into a compelling, if sprawling, portrait of the Crescent City.

April 24, 2011 | Full Review…
Huffington Post

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

April 24, 2011 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…
People Magazine

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