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'Treme' - 'Carnival Time': Home cookin'

'Treme' - 'Carnival Time': Home cookin'

A review of tonight's "Treme" coming up just as soon as I break a tooth on some kind of plastic alien fetus... "If this is right, I can't imagine what wrong is in this town." -NelsonNot that "Treme" is particularly plot-intensive to begin with, but it seems at first glance that David Simon and Eric Overmyer are viewing these annual Mardi Gras episodes as an opportunity to step away from the ongoing narrative even more than usual and just marinate in the sights, sounds and tastes of the city on its biggest day. And there's certainly a ton of wonderful atmosphere here, and different corners of the event on display this year than the ones we saw in "All on a Mardi Gras Day." We head out of town so that Annie and Harley can have a Cajun Mardi Gras. Nelson rides the Zulu float, as part of his ongoing fantasy camp experience in New Orleans. Toni introduces us to the custom of spreading the ashes of loved ones in the river on the holiday. Janette gives us a sense of the homesickness an expat feels on this day of days, while Colson gives us the perspective of a cop - one of the few species in New Orleans who dreads the coming of Fat Tuesday.  Read More...


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