US drama (you should have been watching but probably haven't) of the week

Like us, you're probably running out of room on your Sky+ with all the American (or British/Danish/French) dramas you've been told you should watch but haven't got round to even starting yet. Well, without wanting to exacerbate the problem, Treme, out on DVD and bluray next week, is one show that probably deserves a bump up that longlist. Built around the aftermath of hurricane Katrina, the cast, soundtrack and premise combine to create something genuinely different amidst a glut of interchangeable drama series. And it's got John Goodman. What more do you want? Out now

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