The second season shapes up to reconnect the city with the world around it: New Orleaneans are confronted with outsider views of the city as becomes clear in Delmond’s argument about New Orleans music with fellow jazz lovers and Janette’s conversation with her fellow cooks after reading Alan Richman’s devastating review.
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.
The CBS sports commentator who concluded, “Tonight the City of New Orleans embraced football,” doesn’t know the first thing about television reception. On Superbowl Sunday 2010, viewers saw how a football team has embraced a city and its culture for decades.