Reality television is, more often than not, a thin veneer of reality placed atop a carefully crafted fiction. As viewers, we accept this white lie because reality programming is built with the same blocks as any other story: plot, setting and, most importantly, character.
Image viaReal life Omar probably didn't throw crack into the storm sewer.Earlier this year, Daily RFT compared 25-year-old Reggie Moses to Omar Little, the fictional, shotgun-toting, Robin Hood of Baltimore from the HBO series The Wire.Back in June, Moses and three associates stole 600 grams of c ... More >>
Bodie puts a fictional camera out of commissionWe've said it several times before, but the way real life in St. Louis mirrors the fictional Baltimore of The Wire is beyond uncanny at times. Take Alderman Antonio French's plan to install twelve surveillance cameras on high-crime corners thro ... More >>
New television drama set in New Orleans tries to get the food right. "Treme" airs on HBO, produced by "The Wire" creator David Simon and focuses on a chef. Despite a few food timeline goofs, CNN said that the show's getting the city's food right. The new food trend in New York City? Going ancient. ... More >>
Sans the nappy hair and pock-marked face, America’s best-known heroin addict was in fine form last night at the Missouri History Museum.
Bubbles comes to town