The HBO series Treme is set in post-Katrina New Orleans. The show focuses on how residents are coping with the aftermath of the storm and the difficulties they face from destroyed homes, lack of basic utilities and city services that are in disarray. The characters represent a wide cross-section of the population and provide an interesting tableau. It may take a few episodes to get a feel for the many characters but the time spent is well worth it. In all the episodes there is music and plenty of it. If you enjoy the sounds of New Orleans jazz and funk, this show will not disappoint. The show’s creators first worked together on the hit series The Wire and many actors from that series appear in Treme.