TREME is the new David Simon (THE WIRE) series that debuted on HBO this week, Set three weeks after Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, it looks (fictionally) at the lives of a disparate group of people who have stayed or are returning to the city. Its focus is on these intersecting lives, with special attention to the music of New Orleans. Its opening sequence was all music as a parade took shape among the downtrodden musicians.
Although the entire first episode of TREME was fabulous, the first sequence may have been the most amazing ten minutes I have ever seen on television and possibly even in a movie.
WOW. David Simon is a genius and we are lucky he is happy to play on the small screen.