David Simon's newest miniseries for HBO, Show Me A Hero, is another great look at the failure of institutions in Yonkers , NY. This time it is the failure of a community and it is based on a real life story written as a nonfiction book of the same title by NY Times reporter Lisa Belkin in 1999. However, it is also the story of the personal tragedy of Nick Wasicsko (Oscar Isaac in another commanding performance where he disappears in the role). It's a fascinating story of people holding onto core beliefs in the face of reason and good faith, the middle class community of Yonkers who oppose low income housing mixed into their community despite a court order-it a largely about race and class in America-something that is very timely now with wake of police killings of innocent black people which has given rise to the "Black Lives Matter" campaign that has been garnering so much attention of late. This miniseries relies on the strength of the writing by Simon an writing partner William F. Zorzi (a The Wire veteran) as well as the great ensemble cast. Some of this great cast includes: Jim Belushi, Alfred Molina, Winona Ryder, Bob Balaban, and Clark Peters among several other worthy great character actors. The soundtrack oozes middle Americana with an overload of Bruce Springsteen. I'm glad to hear that Simon has several other projects in line for production for HBO as well.