Based on the book of the same name, a 6 part mini-series that will air on HBO this year.
Show Me a Hero (TV Mini-Series 2015) - IMDbMayor Nick Wasicsko took office in 1987 during Yonkers' worst crisis when federal courts ordered public housing built in the white, middle class side of town, dividing the city in a bitter battle fueled by fear, racism, murder and politics.
Show Me A Hero: Lisa Belkin: 9780316088640: Amazon.com: Books
Selix posted this spoilered video in The Wire Thread, which is how I found out about this show.
Last edited by Oblio; 03-25-2015 at 09:54 PM.
I hope this time people will actually watch a David Simon TV show BEFORE it got cancelled / finished.
Starts this Sunday Night, the 16th of August. There will be six episodes over the next three weeks (two every Sunday).
cant wait to avoid this show. enough racial conflict in real life without some tv show trying to white guilt me to death.
Your loss, girl
Are we sure isn't not Show me AN hero?
Because I think a 6 part documentary about /b/tards would be entertaining.
official trailer, other one above has been removed
is that the same dude from ex machina? jesus he looks completely different. gonna be in star wars too, right?
Looks kinda boring to be honest, white guy champions for poor black people and a bunch of racist people fight against it. Doesn't seem very nuanced.
Oscar Isaac is on fire: A Most Violent Year, Ex Machina and now this?
It will be slow but good.
I left this one out because, while he is pretty good in it, I don't like the film much. But as far as working with big names director, yeah. And he'll be in Star Wars too.
He's probably my favorite actor right now.
That may change after I watch Apocalypse.
The real person that Oscar Isaac is playing actually won election by campaigning against letting the blackies move into the neighborhood. So yeah, and knowing David Simon, I doubt he'll be a champion of black people in this. More just a person caught in the system trying to deal with it.
Araysar confirmed Commie:
Originally Posted by Araysar
Love you, David Simon.
Really like the first 2 episodes. Made a horrible of mistake of looking up the wikipedia entry of the real Nick Wasicsko. Don't do it, massive show spoilers. Damnit.
First two episodes really enjoyable.
I thought I saw Namond towards the end of Pt 2. He needs to put down a ham sammich.
Looks like he's put several of them down.
Mr and Mrs Bunny have been feeding him well
Still great. Two more episodes left.
David Simon should write all the television shows.
That's actually a problem tbh. HBO doesn't have anything interesting on the roster until GoT comes back.
This has been amazing so far.
If I have a single complaint to formulate is that the number of unwanted pregnancies from deadbeat fathers is more than a little hard to swallow, even with the touching letter from the hard working latino mother. Also Spallone is a bit of a caricature, but it could very well be true to life!
But other than that, it's very good. I especially like the contrasts between the interactions in public with crowds and those in private, the two strongest examples being when Keener's character calls the mayor and when the black lady comes and shakes her hand in the car.
This show is great : solid writing and good to very good actors. As an advice, Show Me A Hero is about real people, don't check wikipedia unless you don't care about spoilers. I hope this 6 part miniseries puts Simon on some big tv show project again.
I thought the first 4 episodes were great and interesting. The last 2 I thought were a bit slow but I guess most of the drama at that point was gone and it was just finishing out the story.
This is sitting on my DVR but I refuse to watch it til I can plow through it all at once. DO want.
Nearly all the other people in the public housing were also single mothers with dependent children.
This series was especially moving for me personally and I cried about a dozen times.
Calling me a Cunt is a lot like calling Hitler a Nazi, it's not exactly received as the insult you were intending.
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Just finished this. Great series. Fucking depressing. Almost teared up a few times.
How many episodes of this are there per "season"?
It's a miniseries.
I'm through episode 4 and really enjoying this. David Simon is quality, fo sho.
Curiosity killed the cat. Made the mistake of reading about the book... Don't do it.
Simon's the shit, btw.
Did the book mention how Oscar Newman's architectural determinism has been somewhat discredited in recent years? In fact, the notion that environmental factors alone (like public spaces and common stairwells) led to higher crimes and juvenile misbehavior probably set us back a few years.
I loved the show but that bit where they said Newman's ideas were in use today is a bit off. In Chicago I worked in the campaign to replace the Robert Taylor homes and Cabrini Green with a hybrid privatized housing voucher system instead of the pure public housing blocks that Yonkers did. Sure enough the families who took the vouchers and just moved into apartments all over the city and suburbs are showing much better outcomes than the folks who just moved into redesigned public housing blocks like Newman/Yonkers did.Originally Posted by Next City
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Robert Taylor homes were fuuuuuucked.
I recommend everyone read Gang Leader for a Day by Sudhir Venkatesh, if you want to better understand how these low income properties are run by the housing authority, police, building administrators, and drug dealers.
Robert Taylor homes gets mentioned a few times for that since it didn't start out terrible when the adult-to-children ratio wasn't too crazy. But then it was.
True story: Massachussetts governor Deval Patrick grew up in Robert Taylor Homes and that's partly why he went balls out for housing reform.
Last edited by khorum; 09-05-2015 at 04:26 AM.
Mr T is from Robert Taylor
I wish HBO and Netflix would sign a deal already.
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