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  1. Since The Wire is the best thing ever to hit television (no hyperbole), any new Simon/Burns project is cause for huzzahs. However, I can't imagine why he chose now to adapt Philip Roth's alternative history novel about a fascist, white supremacist president. (On Marc Maron's podcast, John Turturro said that Simon's been planning this since Dubya's tenure, but sat on it through the Obama presidency, feeling the timing wasn't right.) Here's HBO's press release: https://www.hbo.com/hbo-news/the-plot-against-america-david-simon
  2. Sounds promising. 'Show Me a Hero' Trailer Brings Oscar Isaac to 'The Wire' in David Simon's HBO Miniseries
  3. I'm two episodes shy of finishing the first season of HBO's the Wire. It's probably the best thing I've ever seen on TV, but it's also a show that requires some warnings; it's chock-full of vulgarity and violence (and a tiny bit of nudity, which seems like a requirement for HBO). The Wire was created by David Simon, who was responsible for the book that started one of my favorite shows (Homicide: Life on the Streets). The Wire is similar: it also takes place in present-day Baltimore, focusing on the police and drug-runners. It's ultra-realistic, almost unsettlingly so. But that's one of its virtues--focusing on the people, their lives and their flaws also provide ample for grace and character development. The thirteen episodes act almost as one giant 780-minute story, and I'm literally hooked. Anyone else like it (or hate it, for that matter)? I haven't made it this far yet, but the fourth season has probably the highest rating for a TV on Metacritic (a whopping 98!)
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