Treme: Season 4 (2013)

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Treme is a well-executed, high quality drama that boasts naturalism in its performances and atmosphere, along with a toe-tapping soundtrack.

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Critic Ratings: 20

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User Ratings: 60

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Air date: Dec 1, 2013

The fourth season opens with New Orleans' optimism following the election of Barack Obama as president in November 2008, but Nelson is ready to give up on the city after the economy starts to go south. Meanwhile, Janette prepares to open a new restaurant; Antoine finds himself being more than just a music teacher; LaDonna gets busy rebuilding Gigi's; Annie clashes with Marvin over the direction of her music; and Davis is blown away by a new sound.

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Air date: Dec 8, 2013

Nelson drags Liguori to a meeting with Davis to see if these polar opposites can find any common ground between them on the jazz center. Meanwhile, Antoine's classroom is shaken by an act of senseless violence; Janette's failure to read the fine print on an old contract could cost more than her restaurant; Albert takes his daughter on a tour of his old neighborhood; and Delmond plays with bandleader Terence Blanchard in New York.

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Air date: Dec 15, 2013

Antoine gets a side job on a movie set; Davis and Janette celebrate New Year's Eve together; LaDonna comforts Albert; Colson's fractured relationship with the police department may be beyond repair.

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Air date: Dec 22, 2013

L.P. Everett returns to New Orleans for more investigative work, but an unlikely welcoming party rolls out the red carpet for him. Meanwhile, Albert insists that Delmond carry on a family tradition after he's gone; Antoine pulls an all-nighter trying to get back in the swing of things; Annie discusses her future with the band; and Davis turns 40.

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Air date: Dec 29, 2013

In the series finale, Colson gets a transfer offer; the Guardians of the Flame send their Big Chief home; Antoine treats his sons to a Dr. John concert; Nelson returns to Texas; and Davis discovers that his pothole has been decorated.

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"The Wire" creator David Simon's love letter to New Orleans in the years following Hurricane Katrina concludes with a five-episode fourth series, which opens with the city's optimism after the election of Barack Obama as president in November 2008, but Texas-born Nelson (Jon Seda) finds it hard to be in the Big Easy when the economy starts to go south. Meanwhile, Janette (Kim Dickens) prepares to open a new restaurant; Antoine (Wendell Pierce) finds himself being more than just a music teacher; Annie (Lucia Micarelli) clashes with her manager over the direction of her music; Davis (Steve Zahn) is blown away by a new sound; L.P. (Chris Coy) returns for more investigative work; Terry (David Morse) keeps burning bridges in the police department; and LaDonna (Khandi Alexander) gets busy rebuilding Gigi's, but finds time to comfort Albert (Clarke Peters), who asks his son, Delmond (Rob Brown), to carry on a sacred family tradition. Guest stars include Dan Ziskie and Michael Cerveris.

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Critic Reviews for Treme Season 4

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (11)

Treme doesn't capture an authentic sense for New Orleans so much as join the city's ragged, time-honored argument about what authenticity should look like... The result is an ambitious, occasionally compelling, consistently frustrating mess of a show.

May 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Full of intriguing characters, fine actors, music and Big Easy "atmosphere," Treme -- it's pronounced "TreMAY," by the way -- never caught on, and now seems as good a time as any to ask why.

Dec 2, 2013 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

I'm sorry to see it go, except that it went out on such a perfect note of bittersweet complexity -- like the culture it celebrates and mourns and suggests will endure anyway, it's something to have been relished even as it's come to a close.

Jan 2, 2014 | Full Review…

The final season of Treme, even as the series continues to overflow with the vitality of live music and an ever-evolving regional hash of international cultures, hangs on death.

Nov 29, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Even with the occasional ray of hope, Simon's general outlook is too bleak to provide much consolation, either for his characters or for the show's small but loyal audience.

Nov 26, 2013 | Full Review…

New Orleans is often referred to as the birthplace of jazz, and Treme takes that honorific seriously - one live show, one house party, and one second line at a time.

May 11, 2020 | Full Review…

It's an episode full of unbridled hope, even in the face of the very real threats... still remaining in the historical city, ending a dark season (and series) on a number of emotional high notes.

Feb 25, 2020 | Full Review…

Showrunner David Simon delivers the same brilliant writing that made his earlier show The Wire a cult smash.

May 25, 2018 | Full Review…

The considerable life-affirming pleasures of Treme, and the unlikely gift of its existence, gives rise to its own form of cruel optimism: it's a show so good you can't help but wish it was even better.

Apr 16, 2018 | Full Review…

Treme bids a fond and tuneful farewell to characters a few of us have come to love and to storylines that went deeply enough into the challenges of rebuilding lives in New Orleans to be considered as much journalism as TV drama.

Dec 1, 2013 | Full Review…

There's not a weak performance in the bunch.

Jan 31, 2014 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

Never as immediately gripping as The Wire, Treme still had its virtues, which the show's small, but loyal fanbase can fill you in on at length.

Jan 28, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Treme: Season 4

  • Dec 02, 2020
    Folosire superba a muzicii
  • Jun 20, 2014
    Your don't need to love jazz to enjoy this remarkable 4-season drama, but it doesn't hurt.

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