Show Me a Hero: Premiere Review

Some spoilers for Show Me a Hero “Part 1” within.

The Wire creator David Simon and Crash director Paul Haggis have teamed for a new HBO miniseries with an all-star cast that, despite taking place in 1987 Yonkers, reflects much of the racial turmoil currently plaguing our country. In true David Simon fashion, Show Me a Hero -- which debuts Sunday night -- takes on issues of race and social prejudice with careful calculation, but its first episode struggles to find a grip on its...

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