'Treme' Season 2 gets a slight retool, music sounds just as sweet


When "Treme" debuted in 2010, the David Simon follow-up to "The Wire" had everything going for it: an enviable roster of acting talent, the sumptuous New Orleans backdrop and, quite likely, the greatest vehicle for musical performance of any scripted program ever. The only thing missing, according to some viewers, was a linear storyline. But the series about change in the post-Katrina city switches gears, quite appropriately, in its sophomore year.Season 2 of "Treme" picks up seven months later, with Toni (Melissa Leo) struggling to raise her daughter after her husband's suicide, Janette (Kim Dickens) finding life as a New York chef unfulfilling, Antoine (Wendell Pierce) still unsuccessful making ends meet as musician and LaDonna (Khandi Alexander) trying to maintain her life in New Orleans while her family carries on without her in Baton Rouge. And that's just a small sampling of the arcs in place. The cast and storylines remain as meticulously scattered...



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