And, despite all its manifold problems, New Orleans is a fantastic, dynamic location for a show.
Among the men, there are old Wire favourites Wendell Pierce, Clarke Peters and Jim True-Frost, and they are joined by top-notch TV actors (Rob Brown and Jon Seda) and Hollywood stars such as David Morse and John Goodman (in series one).
And, providing amazing comedy value through three seasons, has been Steve Zahn as the likeable and ludicrous Davis Mc Alary – a part-time DJ and musician.
• THE HONESTY Tremé offers an unflinching portrait of corruption, showing human nature at its worst and its best.
Co-creator and scriptwriter Eric Overmyer has lived in New Orleans for two decades and there is a level of attention to detail in the show that is unusual in modern television.
A list of all the wonderful musicians who have appeared would be like a 'Who's Who' of New Orleans jazz, blues and R&B.
Dr John, Kermit Ruffins, the Neville Brothers and John Boutté – who provides the vibrant theme track – have appeared and most of the musicians themselves choose what specific song they want to play.In two games since that transition of power, LSU has taken regular deep shots after play-action fakes -- and the change is yielding huge dividends.“That’s not the one emphasis, but that’s definitely something that’s said: ‘Hey we want to have big plays, we want to take shots down the field, and then at the same time, we want to run the ball smashmouth style.’ We want to hit them a bunch of different ways, so yeah it’s definitely verbalized,” fullback J. When a defense’s top priority is stopping the run -- and it always is for teams facing LSU backs Leonard Fournette and Derrius Guice -- the play-action pass can be lethal. Chark and another for 63 yards to a wide-open Malachi Dupre, both off play-action.Take last Saturday’s 45-10 win over Southern Miss, when LSU quarterback Danny Etling completed 6 of 11 passes off of play action for 197 yards and two touchdowns. He had a chance for a third, but Chark tripped and fell just before leaping near the goal line and USM defensive back Tarvarius Moore instead intercepted the pass.“I think it was a big thing that Coach Ensminger came in and wanted to establish as far as what our offense was going to be and our identity,” Etling said of his new offensive coordinator.In the first three games this season against FBS opponents, Etling and Brandon Harris posted a combined 17.5 Total Quarterback Rating on play-action passes, according to ESPN Stats & Information.Since Ensminger began calling plays after Miles’ and Cameron’s dismissal on Sept.Tremé is not a show that is reliant on one big star; this is a magnificent ensemble.