BO and Quality American Television Drama The Wire

HBO s recent dramas have established higher quality dramas than any of their predecessors. Discuss.
- In terms of form and content, taste and decency that previous channels couldn t do.
- Use the example of a HBO drama of your choice to illustrate this answer (The Wire).
- Choose a scene or sequence that captures your argument.
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