Treme: Season 2 Reviews

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+
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
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
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+
April 24, 2011
HBO's ambitious drama series returns for Season 2 even tighter and more evocative than ever.
April 24, 2011
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.