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Guest Snooks

Anyone watching this? I think it is one of the best US series I have seen for a while.

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Guest georgelondon

Hi Mike,

 

i've just finished watching all the seasons back to back. am so upset it's finished now! loved the final episode with Mcnulty in the bar! what a legend!

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Guest franfran

This is the American Police show about Baltimore, right? I haven't seen it myself (and it doesn't sound like my sort of show anyway) but I thought that some of you might be interested to know that it got a full page write up in "The Guide" section of today's Sydney Morning Herald.

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Guest Snooks

If you are not in to police shows, it might take a little to get into, but it is such high quality drama, I can't see how you couldn't get into it.

 

Totally addictive viewing.

 

Got a link to the story?

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Guest franfran
If you are not in to police shows, it might take a little to get into, but it is such high quality drama, I can't see how you couldn't get into it.

 

Totally addictive viewing.

 

Got a link to the story?

 

When I posted my previous message, I had a look at the SMH website to see if the article was on there, but couldn't find it on-line. I just double checked now and still can't find anything. Looks like you'll have to buy the paper.....

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Guest lili123

Possibly the best thing written for television ever; certainly the best to come out in the last 25 or so years.

 

"The Wire" escapes the melodramatic pitfalls of shows like "the West Wing," "Six Feet Under" and even "The Sopranos" (which are all smartly written--or rather have had their moments of greatness).

 

Here is a show which over the course of 37 hours weaves together scores of very tautly detailed characters. It's not easy to watch--and its certainly challenging. But it is surely worth it.

 

The story unfolds in Baltimore and is a study on the effect of institutions on its members: police, politicians, criminals, addicts.

 

Some may find the show didactic. This is understandable because its creators make heavy usage of allegory (for instance, seasons three's not-so-subtle criticism of the situation in Iraq).

 

Didactic or not, the show forces its viewers to think about and hopefully start a larger discussion of the issues it touches upon: the failure of the drug war, the gradual extinction of the American worker and the dangers of a presumptive, preemptive war.

 

Hats off to creators David Simon and Ed Burns (a retired BPD detective) for creating one of the most interesting, daring shows in the history of television.

 

Let's hope HBO renews it for another 26 episodes.

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Guest hillsongfan

This is the most realistic show I've ever seen. So underrated. You gotta love Stringer, Avon, Marlo, etc. :)

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