Okay, so I feel kind bad ragging on this new HBO series because it comes with a fine pedigree. And for the most part, the creatives involved got the mood and the vibrancy of the people right. I just wasn't particularly entertained by the pilot. Watching people parade down a street playing music IS New Orleans, but it didn't make for good drama. And the Katrina hook only goes so far. B-
NOTE: With TREME, I have now wrapped up my reviews of all new scripted TV (and some select reality) shows from the 2009-2010 TV season of shows that premiered from June 1, 2009 thru May 31, 2010. The only new show that I know of still to air is THE GOOD GUYS, but its a preview show for a regular summer slot (much like the GLEE pilot was last year at this time before taking the summer off). All new reviews will be for SUMMER TV and will go toward the 2010-2011 TV season, which is announced next week.