Thursday, 16 September 2010

them shits is da bomb

How miserable is The Corner? The Corner is so miserable that at one point a character actually cheers himself up by going to the cinema to watch Schindler's List.
I'm a bit torn on this show: on the one hand there's a lot that is later refined when the makers moved onto the Wire, but that show realised the good and the bad and came out the other end with something human, while this - apparantly factual - miniseries seems so focused on one tiny element of misery that when it occasionally broadens its scope to ask if the war on drugs is winnable, it just comes across as the makers striking a pose as concerned liberals when they should merely be observing and allowing the audience to draw their own conclusions. Still, if you're in the mood for a preachy holiday in misery, you could probably do worse.

No comments:

Post a Comment