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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 & 47 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Khandi Alexander ...  LaDonna Batiste-Williams 38 episodes, 2010-2013
Rob Brown ...  Delmond Lambreaux 38 episodes, 2010-2013
Kim Dickens ...  Janette Desautel 38 episodes, 2010-2013
Melissa Leo ...  Toni Bernette 38 episodes, 2010-2013
Lucia Micarelli ...  Annie 38 episodes, 2010-2013
Clarke Peters ...  Albert Lambreaux 38 episodes, 2010-2013
Wendell Pierce ...  Antoine Batiste 38 episodes, 2010-2013
Steve Zahn ...  Davis McAlary 38 episodes, 2010-2013
Michiel Huisman ...  Sonny 35 episodes, 2010-2013
India Ennenga ...  Sofia Bernette 33 episodes, 2010-2013
Phyllis Montana LeBlanc ...  Desiree 32 episodes, 2010-2013
David Morse ...  Lt. Terry Colson 31 episodes, 2010-2013
Lance E. Nichols ...  Larry Williams 29 episodes, 2010-2013
Jon Seda ...  Nelson Hidalgo 26 episodes, 2011-2013
Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine ...  Jacques Jhoni / ... 26 episodes, 2010-2013
Davi Jay ...  Robinette 21 episodes, 2010-2013
Otto DeJean Otto DeJean ...  George Cotrell 21 episodes, 2010-2013
Derrick Freeman Derrick Freeman ...  Voice Actor / ... 21 episodes, 2010-2013
Edwina Findley Dickerson ...  Davina Lambreaux 19 episodes, 2010-2013
Dan Ziskie ...  C.J. Liguori 18 episodes, 2011-2013
Jaron Williams Jaron Williams ...  Robert 17 episodes, 2011-2013
Sean-Michael Bruno ...  Randall Batiste 17 episodes, 2010-2013
Renwick D. Scott II Renwick D. Scott II ...  Alcide 17 episodes, 2010-2013
Venida Evans ...  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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Taglines:

Won't Bow Don't Know How.

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Drama | Music

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Official Sites:

HBO [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 2010 (USA) See more »

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Tremej See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

According to a 2012 story on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" the character of Janette Desautel is loosely based on New Orleans chef Susan Spicer, owner and is head chef at Bayona. 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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Referenced in Happy Endings: No-Ho-Ho (2012) See more »

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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 jatrudelSee 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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