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Why showrunner David Simon is one of TV’s few true greats

In praise of the man behind The Wire

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Unlike most of his over-rewarded peers, David Simon makes important television that’s actually about something

Unlike most of his over-rewarded peers, David Simon makes important television that’s actually about something

Unlike most of his over-rewarded peers, David Simon makes important television that’s actually about something

ONCE upon a time, making television drama was a pretty straightforward business. Everybody knew their job and everybody knew their place.

In America, writers spent years at the bottom of the food chain. They were hired hands who could be dismissed with a snap of the fingers.


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