Treme: Season 2 Reviews

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May 25, 2018
Possibly the best-written show on TV at present and it€™s richness oozes out of every second of screen time.
May 25, 2018
Beyond a more congealed storyline, Treme has miraculously remained untouched.
May 25, 2018
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
It's the rare show that gets better the more it stews in its own juices.
Full Review | Original Score: A
May 25, 2018
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
It's all expansiveness and texture. It's the themes of the show, and the shared setting that serves as a stage to those themes, that makes it feel cohesive. To me, that's enough.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 3, 2018
Assuming you have not, I plead with you, faithful reader, to spend some time this summer diving into this "visual novel."
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 24, 2011
It remains, stubbornly and triumphantly, what it was: an unhurried exploration of the aftermath of a city's catastrophe, told through the experiences of those who didn't have the luxury of shutting off CNN when they'd had enough.
April 24, 2011
In season two, the strengths of Treme remain strengths, while some of the show's weaknesses have been much improved.
April 24, 2011
Treme gives you the best of dramas and documentaries: a moving snapshot of a city, and its flesh-and-blood people, in transition.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 24, 2011
From scene to scene, Treme is novelistic in the best sense--a long, complex, involving story that takes a while to settle into, but that you can't put down and don't want to end.
April 24, 2011
"Treme" is the perfect HBO show, inasmuch as those who love it aren't likely to get that itch scratched anywhere else.
April 24, 2011
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
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
It takes a while to adjust to the dissonance, but the muted naturalism of the superb cast draws us in.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
April 24, 2011
The second season, beginning in 2006, about a year after the last, will probably not change minds among lovers or haters. There's somewhat more capital-D drama to the early episodes.
April 24, 2011
If you stick with them, you'll see Treme becoming a well-paced work of fiction rather than see Treme spending too much effort speaking truth to an indifferent power.
April 24, 2011
If it weren't for HBO, what are the odds that a series as low-key and offbeat as Treme would get a second season to spin its peculiarly intoxicating web?
April 24, 2011
Treme is a many-splendored triumph of slow-cooked storytelling and hot, humid music.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Top Critic
April 24, 2011
It was last year, and remains so this year -- one of TV's very best.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
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