There are two big lessons Denis Leary wants to share in Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, which premieres July 16 on F/X: First, most talented people are vain, egotistical, insecure assholes. Secondly, fame is fleeting, work and family are everything.
I interviewed Leary last week and found that this Irish bad boy is a surprisingly thoughtful and measured professional who sees the success of this seemingly unruly show as the result of a lot of hard work and collaborative talent.
As a native New Yorker, I grew up riding the Staten Island Ferry into the city, staring up at the enormous Twin Towers everyday during my commute; I miss them. I never forgot. We should all be glad shows like Rescue Me and Fringe didn't either.
The Bunker family were the epitome of a working class family in a time marked by a failing economy, an unpopular war and a government that simply couldn't get anything right. (Who says this show is outdated?)