The Real World: Back to New Orleans, like Treme, brings to life how “authentic” New Orleans has taken on new and often multiple meanings for tourists, volunteers, and television watchers
Dramatic television has rarely shown much affinity for musicians, and neither has it shown much artistry for dealing with musical performances within the narrative. This time, David Simon and HBO finally get it right.
Is it problematic that Treme seems to hit some false notes? Only until the series begins to interrogate the authenticity tropes one might have expected it to create.
Thoughts on David Simon’s next HBO outing, Treme