TREME “Slip Away” Review

Tonight is the fifth episode of TREME’s bringing us about halfway through the second season. Once again I was lucky enough to review the episode in advance and wanted to share my thoughts with you.

The episode keeps the same pace as last week’s and most of the season, slow and easy. It is also filled with sadness and grief. It begins with the funeral of the someone shot in the street mentioned last week. It hits Antonie particularly hard as the deceased was a musician. As sad as the scene is, thefuneral is also beautiful in the way the musicians pay tribute to their fallen brother. Unfortunately, that death would not be the episode’s last. As the city grows closer to the march to end violence, violence seems to appear around every corner. Meanwhile those that were directly affected by it, such as Ladonna, are finding it hard to continue. Even though on most accounts, Ladonna’s life and her bar are good, she is not good, but spiraling fast. I wonder how long before someone stops letting her be and starts to intervene or at least wonder if there is more to the story. Read More...


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