ThinkProgress’s culture blogger Alyssa Rosenberg explores The Myths And Challenges Of Making Working Class Television, writing that the main challenge is:
being working poor isn’t something that you solve once and it’s done.
There are plenty of movies that do this, because they can have one crisis and overcome that, and the story’s over. In TV, you have to have the next episode after that. The second season of Justified did a good job with this, examining life in coal country Kentucky. But even there, it’s through the lens of a US Marshal’s work chasing criminals, as with the second season of The Wire, which Rosenberg cites.
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