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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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 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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 Robinette (21 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 George Cotrell (21 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Davina Lambreaux (19 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 C.J. Liguori (18 episodes, 2011-2013)
Jaron Williams ...
 Robert (17 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Randall Batiste (17 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Alcide (17 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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Many real New Orleans and New Orleans-area restaurants, bars, and other venues have been featured on the show, including: Lil' Dizzy's Cafe, Vaughan's, Cafe Du Monde, Mosca's Restaurant, Tipitina's, Dooky Chase's Restaurant, The Rock'n'Bowl, and The Blue Nile. Janette's fictional New Orleans restaurant, Desautel's, was "played" by the real-life restaurant Patois. Storylines have also focused on the real-life New York restaurant Le Bernadin and a fictionalized version of Momofuku Ko and Ssäm Bar. Those New York-set scenes were actually filmed on a soundstage in New Orleans. 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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Welcome to New Orleans
1 June 2010 | by (London) – See all my reviews

After the superb series The Wire and the equally brilliant Generation Kill, David Simon brings us Treme.

Treme is a New Orleans neighbourhood suffering greatly from the after effects of Hurricane Katrina. Government bureaucracy, indifference and corruption compound the almost post-war-like situation.

This is very different from David Simon's previous work and comparisons can be made but will inevitably be fruitless. This drama revolves around the lives of a diverse set of characters that struggle to exist in Treme district.

The most disturbing and moving documentary about Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath is Welcome to New Orleans (2006) and Treme being a drama on the same subject, in many ways is as moving and provocative.

The casting is on the whole excellent with Khandi Alexander, Wendell Pierce, Lucia Micarelli and Clarke Peters being the standouts. John Goodman somehow feels out of place and less authentic than the rest of the cast but this could be because of all the excess baggage he brings by way of other film roles. I would have preferred Delaney Williams to have been cast in the role of Creighton Bernette and am sure as such an eloquent and talented actor, he could have nailed the part.

The real star of Treme is the music. The live performances are excellently recorded and freshly filmed, so that you really feel that you are there, in that bar, nightclub or strip joint.

The issues raised in this series are important but the most disturbing is the fact that the American Government could treat its own people in such a despicable fashion. Brilliant Television!!


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