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Life after Hurricane Katrina as the residents of New Orleans try to rebuild their lives, their homes, and their unique culture in the aftermath of one of the worst natural disasters in the USA.
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 wins & 44 nominations. See more awards »

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 LaDonna Batiste-Williams (38 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Delmond Lambreaux (38 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Janette Desautel (38 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Toni Bernette (38 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Annie (38 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Albert Lambreaux (38 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Antoine Batiste (38 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Davis McAlary (38 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Sonny (35 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Sofia Bernette (33 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Desiree (32 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Lt. Terry Colson (31 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Larry Williams (29 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Nelson Hidalgo (26 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Jacques Jhoni / ... (26 episodes, 2010-2013)
Davi Jay ...
 Robinette (21 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 George Cotrell (21 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Voice Actor / ... (21 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Davina Lambreaux (19 episodes, 2010-2013)
Dan Ziskie ...
 C.J. Liguori (18 episodes, 2011-2013)
Jaron Williams ...
 Robert (17 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Randall Batiste (17 episodes, 2010-2013)
Renwick D. Scott II ...
 Alcide (17 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Mrs. Brooks / ... (16 episodes, 2010-2013)
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Life after Hurricane Katrina as the residents of New Orleans try to rebuild their lives, their homes, and their unique culture in the aftermath of one of the worst natural disasters in the USA.

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Won't Bow Don't Know How.

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Drama | Music

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11 April 2010 (USA)  »

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Wendell Pierce is not a trombonist. He started taking lessons when he was cast as a trombonist, so his handling of the instrument would look credible on-screen. When Antoine Batiste plays, a professional trombone player off-screen provides the actual music. In season 4, a version of this behind-the-scenes story plays out in one of Antoine's story lines, when Antoine is hired to teach a non-trombonist actor (Lanny Fox, played by Wilson Bethel) to fake playing the trombone credibly during a movie shoot. See more »

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The computer John Goodman's character uses is running Windows Vista and Office 2007 (you can tell from the user interface), yet that software wasn't released when the series took place (in 2005). See more »


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Treme Song
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Performed by John Boutte
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The mixed reviews were understandable - have patience, brothers and sisters
20 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Yes, if you're a fan of David Simon you probably will be disappointed, but hold judgment until you've experienced both episode 1 and episode 2. In the first hour of the pilot there is a sense of the surreal. We feel a disconnect with the city and its characters. We catch glimpses of former New Orleans life but try as we might there is nothing drawing us in. New Orleans and its people are in a catatonic state. The city no longer has a soul. An hour doesn't seem that long but I must admit after sixty dreary minutes I was ready to pack it in, and then in the second hour the magic of Simon began creeping out of the cracks and crevices. It wasn't enough to convince me a compelling story would emerge, but it was enough for me to give it a second chance. A great story requires more of a setup than audiences are willing to give a writer these days. Thank god Simon never lets that influence him.

About a third of the way into episode two Simon had me. If you saw The Wire, that's probably the only criticism I had left. I can still see Bunk and Freamon. They were incredibly powerful characters and it's hard to dissociate Pierce and Peters from those parts. Wendell Pierce fills up a honky tonk stage as Antoine Batiste but aside from his trombone playing, I still expect him to wake up the next morning and head off to investigate another homicide. Same with Clarke Peters as the Indian. He's embraced his new role and already put his stamp on it, but in my mind he's still the recalcitrant Baltimore detective. I guess you could say that's pretty petty stuff. The new ensemble took over in the second episode and I can't wait for more. This is shaping up to be as good as The Wire.


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