A couple of good articles on The Wire for your delectation. The first is from the Columbia Journalism Review, which discusses the history behind The Wire, as well as David Simon’s views on journalism and his relationships with his ex-colleagues. The Chicago Tribune has a similar piece as well, but is more focused on the TV show than the CJR piece.
A review of the TV, films and theatre I saw in the week ending Friday 25 September 2015
The news for Tuesday 12th January 2008
US Creegan loses a chunk of his brain thanks to his injury, which affects him in significant ways: various faculties such as shame are destroyed; he has problems doing simple things in the right order; he has no peripheral vision in one eye; he has to take breaks to cope with the rush of information in the world; and significantly he can no longer love his wife…. With another character acting like he has Asperger’s Syndrome and with Monk, the OCD detective, airing at the same time, the USA Network, which was the original home of Touching Evil, was practically the mental health drama channel for a while: the message being that it’s not the problems of the mentally ill that should be focused on, it’s what they can contribute.