Show Me a Hero season 1
Air weekdate:Sunday Cast:Oscar Isaac, Carla Quevedo, Catherine Keener, LaTanya Richardson, James Belushi, Michael Stahl-David, Jon Bernthal, Winona Ryder, Alfred Molina Genre:Crime, Drama, Mini-Series Channel:HBO Status:Ended
The action of the drama TV series "Show Me a Hero" takes place in a small American town of Yonkers in the 1980s. 28-year-old Nick Wasicsko became mayor of the town, the youngest in its history. Before inexperienced manager are a number of serious problems: growing unemployment and crime, citizens are concerned about homelessness and racial discrimination. Nick enlisted the support of voters and promised to find a solution to their housing problem. However, the reality turned out much more difficult. The federal court makes decisions that are binding for execution - Wasicsko must to build social housing for the poor in the neighborhood where the middle class lives. Residents of the affluent area strongly oppose...
Show Me a Hero season 1 episodes list:
Nick Wasicsko becomes the youngest big-city mayor in America, but at what cost? Even before he is inaugurated, the obligation to build public housing in the white neighborhoods of Yonkers looms over his new administration.
All hell breaks loose as the Yonkers mayor and City Council are given an ultimatum by a federal judge weary of further delay. Meanwhile, public housing residents trapped in the deteriorating projects of West Yonkers watch and wait as the white residents of East Yonkers make clear just how opposed they are.
Mayor Wasicsko finally achieves some consensus and rams through a housing plan with a tough vote, and housing officials finally begin to plan to build the new townhomes. But even as they do, the political costs to Wasicsko become apparent.
A new mayor pledges to oppose the housing, even though it is never quite clear what he might be able to do in that regard. Meanwhile, Nick Wasicsko tries to reconcile himself to life out of power as construction of the townhomes begins.
Armed with a growing recognition that he had fought on the side of angels in the battle over the housing, Wasicsko plans his political comeback, while the residents for the new townhouses are screened and chosen.
A comprehensive orientation process awaits the incoming residents, and many have second thoughts about moving into neighborhoods that don't welcome them. At the same time, Mary Dorman, long a vocal opponent of the housing, is recruited to serve the incoming residents in a way that even she finds startling. Meanwhile, Nick Wasicko begins the long road back to political viability even as the residents take possession of their new townhomes. But in the end, a second act for the wounded young politician proves elusive.
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