Show Me a Hero Is a Hiccup Away From a Documentary


The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is only the latest in a procession of '90s shows returning to television, from Coach to The X-Files to Full House. What is happening? How are you feeling about this? Are some shows more reboot-worthy than others? And where the hell is our Brisco County, Jr. remake? (Anyone?)

In part two of the podcast, we discuss David Simon’s new six-part HBO mini-series, Show Me a Hero, and consider whether the praise is out of proportion. Does treading so close to documentary territory work narratively?

Further reading: Matt Zoller Seitz on David Simon's radical humanism; Margaret Lyons on TV reboots.

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