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The Corners Can Be a Dangerous Place
on July 8, 2015
The Corner was a great HBO series that set the tone for “The Wire” series to follow. The Corner is about the McCullough family's struggle to survive in inner-city of Baltimore. This true-life story is raw and gritty, but it's realistic to the lives of many people who are living in poverty even to this day. The Corner addresses the pattern of drug-abuse and how it can start with one family member or friend, and influence an entire community. This was true of the McCullough family who started off in middle-class neighborhood, living a good life. The father, Gary McCullough, is a smart man with a good heart, but makes the wrong choices. Fran McCullough wasn't sure how to adapt to a middle-class life, and her impulsive behavior clashes with Gary’s. The lack of common ground on family values and morals ultimately leads the McCullough's down a destructive path. The battle to avoid the corners is an ongoing battle for America's war on drugs, but for a few members of the McCullough family, all hope may not be lost.