Hangin’ in the Treme

Treme DVD coverSeveral months ago we urged that you treat yourself to the lively rhythms of Treme: Music from the HBO Original Series.  Now we’re back to tell you that if you haven’t checked out the series on DVD, you are missing powerfully good television.  Maybe you’ve avoided stories about post-Katrina New Orleans because they seemed too depressing or too far removed from your own daily trials.  That would be a mistake.  Set against the terrible beauty of a vibrant city in desperate recovery, characters who are far from saintly soldier on, finding hope in small victories and joy in simple pleasures.  Like a multifaceted novel, Treme illuminates the human condition and entertains with spectacle along the way.