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Treme Hubig’s New Orleans Pie

Treme Hubig’s New Orleans Pie



by Amelia G : April 12th, 2010

treme  hubigs pie new orleans hbo david simonI love long form cable dramas and The Wire is my favorite of all time. So I’ve been looking forward to HBO’s Treme for quite some time. Treme is a brand new show created by David Simon and Eric Overmyer. David Simon created The Wire and Eric Overmyer wrote a couple episodes. Both of them did some work on it and on Homicide: Life on the Street. Eric Overmyer has also done buckets of work on Law & Order. David Simon is also responsible for Generation Kill, starring bad boy 3000-year-old vampire Alexander Skarsgård. (Okay, I’m a fan of the True Blood long form cable drama as well; like that’s a surprise.)

The first episode of Treme did not disappoint. The show is named after a particularly musically important historic neighborhood in New Orleans and the first episode featured appearances by Elvis Costello and New Orleans native Kermit Ruffins, both playing themselves. I’d probably enjoy the show more if New Orleans music resonated with me more, but the general musical lifestyle does resonate, I’ve spent quite a bit of time in New Orleans, I like the food, and I feel like post-Katrina resilience and during-Katrina failures are really important for the USA to examine as a nation. The folks behind this show are not ones to shy away from difficult or important issues. If Treme is anything like The Wire, and I expect it will be, the show will probably demonstrate a full spectrum of viewpoints on problems and solutions. Just one episode in, they’ve already jumped in with both feet on the issues of corruption on government contracts, the economic peculiarities of New Orleans, and . . .

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