Durham County is Canada’s The Wire

From Andrew Ryan of the Globe and Mail:

  • Homegrown cop series just gets darker
    Durham County is our version of The Wire. Bleaker than a Canadian midwinter morning, the edgy homegrown series has maintained a relatively low-key presence on premium cable for three seasons. Much like The Wire, the show unfolds under the guise of a routine crime drama, but in the process it creeps into nasty little corners of the human psyche. This is not family viewing. Read more.