Treme is a great metaphor for New Orleans. This show constantly uses top-notch actors, the best music in the world, architecture, food, politics and everything else that makes New Orleans so crazy to behold. I am not sure how to review this show since I have been to the city so many times and know many of the places/musicians/restaurants that are in the show. It is as close to authentic as actually going there, but you have to go there to "get it". I mean, if you don't know who Kermit Ruffins and Donald Harrison are, how can you really enjoy this show? All I can do is say that if you know who they are, this is sheer bliss, warts and all. If you don't, watch this show and if it speaks to you, get on a plane immediately and go. Life-altering experiences await.