Like Joyce’s Ulysses did for Dublin, Treme is an awe-inspiring recreation of NOLA during a specific moment of time. An insect-trapped-in-amber type level of preservation.

Many of the staff writers are local, unlike whatever windowless room full of monkeys is turning out whole seasons of Law & Order: NCISCSISVU. Even the Times-Picayune, the iconic daily newspaper of the city, praised the show after its premiere, with Dave Walker writing, “Probably as good as it will ever get. This is the screen depiction that New Orleans deserves, has always desired, but has been denied.” Considering the last show set in the city was K-Ville, we’re inclined to agree.