The Wire re-up: season five, episode eight – the Dickensian aspects

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Season five, episode eight

Is The Wire Dickensian? David Simon dislikes the comparison. In this recent Vice magazine interview he admits a similarity in the "scope of society through the classes" covered by The Wire and Charles Dickens, but says he feels his treatment of the
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