»Yes, I’m being disingenuous here. The equation of The Wire with Victorian novels has much less to do with any meaningful similarities between the two than it does with asserting the legitimacy of television dramas as what Robinson calls “timeless art.”
Laura Miller about the new book Down in the Hole: The unWired World of H.B. Ogden by Sean Michael Robinson and Joy DeLyria and why we should stop comparing the HBO series The Wire to Victorian novels. Her opinion at salon.com.