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‘Show Me a Hero’: David Simon’s Powerful New Drama Tackles Housing Racism and Dirty Politics

The Wire creator has managed to spin gold once more, this time with Yonkers, New York, as a stand-in for the dreams and disappointments of America as a whole.

-DAVID SIMON- show-me-a-hero-2 Oscar Isaac as Nick Wasicsko and Carla Quevedo as Nay Noe in HBO Canada's Show Me A Hero. (HBOPaul Schiraldi )


The common wisdom in conversations about television has always been that writers and actors love TV because the long-form nature of serial television lets them explore characters, settings, and ideas with more depth than a feature-length film. But as television expands, and as networks like HBO, Showtime, Netflix, AMC, Amazon, and Hulu vie for the attention of binge-hungry audiences, top shelf directors are increasingly turning to the small screen.

Read the full story at The Daily Beast by Teo Bugbee 

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