I'm currently 3 episodes into "Show Me A Hero", an HBO docudrama from a few years ago about building housing projects in Yonkers, New York. It's fantastic so far, assuming that you accept "soul crushing" as a positive characteristic of a television show.
Since talking about blatant racism and mob rule aspects of the show will put me in a foul mood, I'll just praise the acting instead:
- Oscar Isaac (X-men movie aside) can do no wrong
- Catherine Keener has the guts to actually play a woman her own age
- Jim Belushi somehow looks like a serious actor for one episode
EDIT - my theory that every good HBO show has a Seinfeld extra in it somewhere is proven doubly right, as both actors that portrayed the president of NBC share several scenes