I’m not entirely sure if this is true, but I’m pretty sure I would like Treme much more if it were the only show I watched. Since I didn’t have time last week, I watched Treme on Saturday, so the show was fresh in my mind when I watched “Santa Claus, Do You Ever Get The Blues?” The result was that I really, really liked the episode. It wasn’t that the episode was better than the others–I think last week’s episode was better–but with the plots and characters from the previous episode still in my mind, I saw the progression much clearer than I usual would. This goes back to the point that Treme is one of those shows that is optimal to watch over the course of a weekend, instead of watching once per week.
“Santa Claus, Do You Ever Get The Blues?” has some great stuff going on, with Antoine’s band taking off, Davis starting a record label, and Janette being awesome. There are quite a few intersections this week as well, Sonny joining Antoine’s band and Janette meeting Delmond in a bar (there’s a New Orleans bar in New York?).