• Network: HBO
  • Series Premiere Date: Apr 11, 2010
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 52 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 52
  2. Negative: 6 out of 52

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  1. Aug 9, 2011
    6
    This show has a great writing staff, a great cast, and beautiful filming. It seems like an attempt to create a new "The Wire", from the creators of that show. It's the same, patient build up of the characters and networks between them. They got the guts not to rush it, which I like in a quality TV drama. But where "The Wire" had excellent portraits of the harsh realities of life inThis show has a great writing staff, a great cast, and beautiful filming. It seems like an attempt to create a new "The Wire", from the creators of that show. It's the same, patient build up of the characters and networks between them. They got the guts not to rush it, which I like in a quality TV drama. But where "The Wire" had excellent portraits of the harsh realities of life in Baltimore through the stories and characters, this one is just one, long glorification of New Orleans. We get it, the city has a unique, vibrant flair, and the music is the heartbeat of the city. But really, you don Expand
Metascore
84

Universal acclaim - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. People Weekly
    Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Apr 28, 2011
    88
    It takes awhile to adjust to the dissonance, but the muted naturalism of the superb cast draws us in. [9 May 2011, p.40]
  2. Reviewed by: Matt Zoller Seitz
    Apr 25, 2011
    80
    From scene to scene, Treme is novelistic in the best sense--a long, complex, involving story that takes a while to settle into, but that you can't put down and don't want to end.
  3. Reviewed by: Jesse Hicks
    Apr 25, 2011
    90
    Simon's Treme is an equally astute portrait of "an urban people" still struggling to come back from a brink.