Pretty much everyone here thinks that the HBO series Treme, which is about post-Katrina New Orleans, is right on the money. The most recent episode, which aired last Sunday, takes place roughly in January of 2006.
I was talking with a friend yesterday at lunch and she agreed that how much we’ve forgotten about our post-storm adventures. We’d both forgotten about the shooting that took place at the Second Line, which was covered in last week’s episode. She echoed what I’ve heard many other people here say: Treme is often unsettling because it brings back so many painful memories.
I have a blog that chronicled my thoughts all through Katrina and after, but I’ve never really gone back to look at what I wrote. After watching Treme I wondered what I wrote about in January of 2006. If you’re curious too, here’s a link to the posts from then (if you want to move forward or backward from that point just go to the bottom of the page and click on the links that say ‘Previous’ or ‘Next’).
I think it would be kind of cool if local bloggers could somehow create an integrated blog chronology. Then again, maybe it’d be too painful. I guess I’ll just stick to watching Treme.