David Simon and George Pelecanos’ show makes us uncomfortable about sex work. But it’s to better understand capitalism. We discuss their exploration of community, corruption and the production of both this show and the labor that inspired it.
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David Simon and Ed Burns produced what is heralded as one of the most authentic depictions of the Iraq War, based on Evan Wright’s embedded reporting. We look at how it navigates between journalism and drama to keep us from forgetting the story of soldiers on the ground.
In an unusually giddy, slaphappy episode, Charlie & Christian try to understand how Game of Thrones’ sixth season was made. When does an adaptation stop being an adaptation? What happens when it passes — and surpasses — its source material?