• 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: Brian Lowry
    Nov 26, 2013
    60
    Occasionally beautiful and emotional, but also bleak and frustrating, Treme certainly hasn’t sullied that reputation. Yet despite the writer’s contention that it’s his best show, for all but those few who savored every note, this rumination on a beleaguered The Big Easy doesn’t belong in the august company of those earlier gems.
  2. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Dec 2, 2013
    83
    Still good, still not for everyone, and almost gone for good.
  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: 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.
  5. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Dec 2, 2013
    80
    Artistically, it may be an unnecessary appendix, but I'm not complaining. More pie? I will make room somehow.
  6. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Dec 2, 2013
    60
    It is, as always, beautifully filmed and patiently assembled. Everyone in it clearly believes in the project (and the city) down to their bones, even if the writers have shortchanged their best actors this time. What comes through most is a feeling of over-indulgence--one drink too many, one plate of etouffee too far, one too many hangovers and five too many episodes of an otherwise memorable series.
  7. 80
    It's still the sort of show that makes you reach out to it, rather than reaching out to you--a characteristic that Treme shares with a good many of its characters, a mostly obsessive and intractable bunch who are inclined to monologues about art, work, family, mortality, and the characteristics of the perfect po-boy.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Reviewed by: Darren Franich
    Nov 22, 2013
    91
    It's a beautiful mess. Don't miss it. [29 Nov 2013, p.66]
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 20 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 yourThis 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 »