A recap of HBO's 'Treme' with TV critic Dave Walker Episode 10

In the opening minutes of the "Treme" premiere on April 11, the character Davis McAlary walks to his apartment window, hears music and says, "Sounds like Rebirth."

McAlary was referring to the Rebirth Brass Band, driving a re-creation of an early post-Katrina second-line parade, but many viewers heard it as a mission statement for the HBO drama series that started its story in New Orleans three months after Hurricane Katrina.

Fair to say: Three years after "K-Ville" "gumbo parties" became local shorthand for bad TV, "Treme" gave New Orleanians a homegrown series they could take seriously.

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