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By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Post-Katrina drama mixes great music and mature themes.

TV HBO Drama 2010
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Great music!!!!

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The gritty show, which is set in the flood-ravaged New Orleans community of Treme, unfolds amidst the traditional brass band music for which the neighborhood is known. As a result, the music is as just as important as its ensemble cast. But the series' most significant character is the historic city itself, which acts as a visual reminder of the devastation that its residents continue to deal with.

The series' well-written storylines are mixed in with strong musical performances and lots of local flavor. While some may find this combination entertaining, others may find it difficult to balance against the strong messages it sends about the seemingly endless struggles the city's past and present residents continue to face, and about the fault of the politicians and various agencies that failed them. But to its credit, it succeeds in capturing the real voice and spirit of the city, and of the people who are rebuilding it.

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