Before The Wire, David Simon and Ed Burns original Baltimore creation

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The Corner

Well, even David Simon and Ed Burns had to start somewhere. Notable mainly for featuring a number of what we might call the “good guys” from The Wire, playing “street” roles, The Corner is a miniseries with some familiar components – Baltimore, heroin – but with a far smaller field of vision.

Part of the fault of this rests in the documentary-style framing of the show, but while there are some good performances, this is a piece which is at pains to tell you how authentic it is, while only seldom showing you.

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JOHN ROBINSON