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  • These distancing indulgences are unsurprising for Haggis, but they're shockingly uncharacteristic of The Wire's Simon and Zorzi, and it's simultaneously startling and depressing to watch a Simon production that's this stilted and obvious.

  • More David Simon than Paul Haggis so far. Hoping it stays that way. Moment that gave me the most pause: A day-in-the-life music montage that lacks the free-floating Nashville-ness of Treme. But why should artists repeat themselves?

  • [Simon's] work is more morally and politically and dramatically advanced than almost anyone who naysays it. Show Me a Hero practices exactly this kind of storytelling, and the approach here might be the most radical yet in a Simon series. When you watch it, you often feel as if you’re simultaneously reading a novel about the main story (the council) and a collection of short stories about all the other characters.

  • It’s about the fight for public housing and desegregation in Yonkers, N.Y. in 1987. If you think that doesn’t sound dramatic or exciting, you’d be dead wrong. I watched all six hours straight through and found the series riveting from the first scene to the last.

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