"some prolonged arguments"

TV David Simon has a blog. On the 16th April he suggested something which has raised as many eyebrows as when Stephen Poliakoff said in the Radio Times that his favourite TV show was the first season of Doctor Who in 1963.
"To be clear: I don’t think the Wire has all the right answers. It may not even ask the right questions. It is certainly not some flawless piece of narrative, and as many good arguments about real stuff can be made criticizing the drama as praising it. But yes, the people who made the Wire did so to stir actual shit. We thought some prolonged arguments about what kind of country we’ve built might be a good thing, and if such arguments and discussions ever happen, we will feel more vindicated in purpose than if someone makes an argument for why The Wire is the best show in years. (“Buffy,” by the way, was the correct answer to that particular bracketfest.)"
My emphasis.  Take that The Guardian.  Obviously there's a certain element of finding modesty in this.  It's not really comparing like for like.  But now we all want to know what he really thought of Buffy's disappointing takes on alcohol and drugs (Beer Bad and Doublemeat Palace).  Cue several hundred YouTube mash-ups.

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