DVD Review And Competition: The Corner

Posted in Competitions, DVDs, Reviews, TV
By Sam Bathe on 4 Apr 2009

From the creator of The Wire, The Corner is the show that inspired the all-conquering drama series. Adapting his own novel, co-written with Ed Burns, David Simon’s The Corner follows the strife and struggles of a group of addicts on West Baltimore’s drug corner. With superb acting, with many of the cast later moving onto The Wire, The Corner is a gritty, hard-hitting and thoroughly realistic series, showing all the early promise that made Simon’s latter effort so entertaining. Deservedly winning 3 Emmy Awards, The Corner has become somewhat forgotten after The Wire latterly conquered all, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t required viewing for any TV fans.

Show ★★★★★ Extras ★★★★★

Competition

To celebrate the release of The Corner on DVD, we’re giving you the chance to win one of two copies. To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the following question:

The original book, upon which The Corner was based upon is called what?

a. The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood
b. The Corner: A Year on the Streets from under a Wire
c. Drugs, Crime and Sofas in Baltimore

Email your answer to competitions@fanthefiremagazine.com. Deadline 20/04/09.

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