Thursday, April 01, 2010

Not an April Fool's prank...

tv writer David MillsSadly, the passing of David Mills, who was only 48, on the set of his newest production, the upcoming HBO drama Treme, is not a joke. The former Washington Post writer, and later writer of such highly acclaimed tv shows such as Homicide (the best tv show ever made, IMHO) and The Wire, had an aneurysm Tuesday and never regained consciousness.

To me, his death represents something of the end of a tv era, as the police/detective shows on the tube now are more procedure oriented, with all mysteries solved by show's end, rather than character focused, which is what I loved about Homicide; its cops had real conversations about the important and trivial things we all hash about. Mills will be missed.

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