I imagine there are some people out there who want to talk about the debut of “Treme.” Whatever its artistic merits or entertainment value, one thing is certain: there’s an entire city that’s grateful its story is finally being told, as evidenced by these reactions and this guide to the show’s references.
Now, there are people who will complain that the show moved too slowly. And there are probably those who are eager to say that “Treme” isn’t as good as “The Wire” — as if excellent TV isn’t something they can just sit down and enjoy. Hey, it’s not “The Wire 2: McNulty’s Revenge.” It’s a different show about a different city with different themes and a different story to tell. Some people will always be discontent A-holes who refuse to enjoy anything at face value. Wah wah wah “Treme” isn’t “The Wire.” “The Pacific” isn’t “Band of Brothers.” Yeah, and your step-mom isn’t the blowjob artist your mom was, but you don’t see me bitching about it on the Internet.