20 years ago, David Simon created one of the best series in TV history with “The Wire”. With “We Own This City” he reports impressively back. Police officers are once again the focus of the plot, which this time is based on real events.
What Police Officer Wayne Jenkins (Jon Bernthal) explains to the Baltimore Police Department recruits in the opening scene of “We Own This City” leaves no doubt as to the direction of mastermind David Simon’s new series. The streets of the USA are in a state of emergency. While “The Wire” had an almost Shakespeare-like dramaturgy, in “We Own This City” the harshness of the street can be felt in every scene.
There seems to be no hope. All the more frightening because the story is based on true events. “We Own This City” can be streamed on Sky.
A detailed review of “We Own This City” by Ronny Rüsch and Axel Max – now in a new episode of the ntv podcast “Oscars & Raspberry”. Also featured is the sports drama series Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty, the agent series Slow Horses and M. Night Shyamalan’s new film Old.
“Oscars & Raspberry” – the ntv podcast – where everything revolves around streaming services such as Netflix, RTL +, Amazon Prime & Co. every Friday.
(This article was first published on Friday, April 29, 2022.)