Flint Town isn't a rah-rah thing, nor does it paint a fuzzy picture about the spirit of the city or its citizens. Flint is a timebomb, and Flint Town is an impressively crafted tick-tock of things going wrong with a place.
Even though the series emanates from a position within the Flint PD, Flint Town does not sugar coat the progress made, or not made, in the 13 months of observation. It finds some hope and points to some attempted solutions.
Brutal, unflinching, real (though it's worth remembering they're not going to forget they're being filmed), Flint Town so rich it's almost impossible to binge. You need to pause between courses, to take it in, even if a lot of is hard to digest.
Flint Town doesn't offer easy solutions, but it does provide something valuable: a calm, reasoned presentation of the hope for another idea expressed in that speech given in the aftermath of Dallas, "that we are not as divided as we seem."