• Network: HBO
  • Series Premiere Date: Apr 11, 2010
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Reviewed by: Todd VanDerWerff
    Dec 2, 2013
    91
    The show’s beauty is not in big moments, or exquisitely written scenes (though it has both), it comes in the pauses between, the semicolons and commas that make up the bulk of many lives, but which TV has trouble giving full heft.
  2. Reviewed by: Darren Franich
    Nov 22, 2013
    91
    It's a beautiful mess. Don't miss it. [29 Nov 2013, p.66]
  3. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Dec 10, 2013
    88
    The show fades away like a Mari Gras parade drifting out of range. But it's a potent memory. [16 Dec 2013]
  4. Reviewed by: Chris Cabin
    Dec 2, 2013
    88
    Treme imparts a feeling, however small in scope, of real transformation in the Crescent City, but it comes with an insensitivity toward the city's traditions.
  5. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Dec 2, 2013
    83
    Still good, still not for everyone, and almost gone for good.
  6. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Dec 2, 2013
    83
    A half a loaf is better than none at all. When it's baked by David Simon, Eric Overmyer and George Pelecanos, it's better than most people's full loaf.
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jan 25, 2014
    10
    This show was very well written. The characters have depth and are complex. The show draws you in so that you feel like these people are your friends and I'm so sad to see this series end. The acting is so well done and every time it watch it I want to move to New Orleans, it's a shame after four short seasons it's ending, although for me it ended much better than some series that just leave you hanging. Full Review »