Show Me a Hero

show-me-a-hero-tv-reviewAre you watching Show Me A Hero on HBO? It’s only six episodes — and I am doing my best to savor each one (seriously, I would watch season after season of this show). Here’s why:

1. It’s New York-specific. The plot follows the true story of Nick Wasicsko, the mayor of Yonkers, New York in the 1980s, who has to take a stand on the public housing desegregation battle that divided the city during this time. (Watch the show’s trailer here.)

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2. It stars Oscar Isaac. The man is crazy talented. And passionate. And cute. And now I want to watch every film he’s ever made before this (especially this one, which I meant to see, but missed!).

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3. It also stars Catherine Keener and Winona Ryder. Both super badass women (especially CK, who appears in sorta major disguise).

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4. It’s brilliantly written. Seriously, David Simon — who’s the man behind The Wire — deserves an Emmy, a Golden Globe, all of the above. In six episodes, I care so deeply about each character…even the ones that probably get less than five minutes of screen time a show. The script is so honest and raw and makes me want a second season, like whoa.

Are you watching the show? More TV talk later this week — we need to discuss Olive Kitteredge!

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