The Homeless Channel Producer Darcy Shaw's socially conscious reality TV venture draws ratings — and charges that it's unconscionably exploitative. For Fans of... Satire played ramrod straight. Does… 2007-05-25 Comic Books/Graphic Novels Fiction AiT/Planet Lar
Book Review

The Homeless Channel (2007)

Details Release Date: May 25, 2007; Writer: Matt Silady; Genres: Comic Books/Graphic Novels, Fiction; Publisher: AiT/Planet Lar

Producer Darcy Shaw's socially conscious reality TV venture draws ratings — and charges that it's unconscionably exploitative.

For Fans of...
Satire played ramrod straight.

Does It Deliver?
Matt Silady explores his ludicrous premise in Homeless Channel with intelligence, yielding powerful drama when Darcy's mentally ill sister enters. The imagery is incongruously antiseptic, but sometimes inspired, as when Darcy's life plays out on a Candy Land-like board. A-

Originally posted Jun 22, 2007 Published in issue #941-942 Jun 29, 2007 Order article reprints
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