Nick Hornby, of all people, interviews David Simon
about his show THE WIRE in BELIEVER magazine.
think what you sense in The Wire is that it is violating a good many of the conventions and tropes of episodic television. It isn’t really structured as episodic television and it instead pursues the form of the modern, multi-POV novel. Why?
And Simon goes on to answer his own question.
As reader Pardis P wrote me,
I've only read an excerpt, but he talks about what their intentions for the show were versus what they actually pitched to HBO. Soul-crushing, in some ways. A reminder that we're selling content to attract eyeballsin others.
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