Treme-Complete 1st Season

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A new series about adversity and the human spirit, set in new orleans, in the aftermath of the greatest man-made disaster in american history. Ordinary people - musicians, chefs, residents - find themselves clinging to a unique cluture and wondering if the city that gave birth to that way of life still has a future.


Studio HBO
SKU 219192643
UPC 883929154159
UPC 14 00883929154159
Format DVD
Release Date 11/4/2014
Television/TV Series
Editors Note
Note Much of the creative team responsible for HBO's revered series THE WIRE reunite to present the new series TREME, set in New Orleans and following the musicians and citizens who still call the town home even in the brutal aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. This release contains every episode from the show's debut season, and offers background information about the production, especially the music that features prominently in every episode.
Cast & Crew
Michael Showers - Co-Star
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2011
UPC 00883929154159
Number of Discs 4
Running Time 632 minutes
Color (unknown/unconverted)
Aspect Ratio
Emmy (2010) Agnieszka Holland, Nominee, Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series,Steve Earle, Nominee, Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics
Grammy (2010) Steve Earle, Nominee, Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
ReviewSource Slant Magazine
Review ...Treme is hypnotically entertaining and, with a lushness even to the muddied floors of abandoned... As with all of Simon's shows, there's an understanding that this is how people really talk-directly, sloppily, or jangled as that might be. Nailing these verbal rhythms is especially important for a show about music: It's not a matter of playing notes, it's about what you put into them. And Treme puts everything into every scene. The camerawork is rich and the direction squeezes every nuance from the actors. The city's history has been painstakingly researched and effortlessly inserted into the writing. As a result, the moments?or notes?that make up this show are all that much richer, that much livelier. This also grants the show a special sort of shorthand, one that is used to communicate a great deal in musical montages (establishing shots, one might say, of the soul), but also in the sorts of quick scenes that a large ensemble show requires to advance all of the subplots without running into a wall of exposition. Toni warns Davis, "You do not motherfuck the National Guard." His half-broken reply: "I just want my city back." Our trust in the creators also allows Treme to riff (as jazz must), which leads to the sort of inventive scenes not usually found on television....
Reviewer Aaron Riccio
ReviewRating 10
ReviewSource Newsday
Review ...It'll be fun to see the great disconnect between the critical and viewer reception to "Treme." The former will fawn. The latter will yawn. In fact, what Simon is asking everyone to do is scrub their minds clean of all images, impressions and biases related to New Orleans, pre- or post-Katrina. With "Treme," he and Overmyer are rebuilding that picture for them, frame by frame. It's a methodical and pointillist process, requiring patience (on your part) and time. Stories, per se, don't "pop," but accrete; the narrative rhythm takes time to build and come into focus. Characters and their lives slowly become whole, then utterly real. This is often more like documentary-style narrative - think Frederick Wiseman, or Barbara Kopple, or, yes, David Simon of "The Wire" than straight TV entertainment...Give "Treme" all the time it needs. This is a spectacular new series, with some stunning performances - Pierce, Peters, Zahn, in particular - and gorgeous music. You'll become hooked.
Reviewer Verne Gay
ReviewRating 10
DVD, Widescreen, English, Spanish, French, Subtitled
Product Attributes
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Heather Havrilesky, Salon ...Treme is a true gift...
Nancy DeWolf Smith, Wall Street Journal ...The best parts of Treme are breathtaking. And then it exceeds that.
Tim Goodman, San Francisco Chronicle ...unlike anything you've seen on television before.

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