David Simon
Review: 'Treme' returns for a five-episode rideout
Review: 'Treme' returns for a five-episode rideout

Sunday brings the brief fourth-season return of "Treme," David Simon and Eric Overmyer's story of life, death, music and food in the city of New Orleans. I had, for some reason, thought the show was canceled, even though a look back into the record shows that these five episodes were already on the books when Season 3 ended. Still, it felt concluded, if not conclusive, a finish, if not definitive -- quite in the spirit of the series, which which rolls along like the Mississippi, or any river of your choice, changing and unchanging. The Season 3 finale left its main characters in a moment of peace or possibility or renewed resolve (and also brought many of them together, in a big party...