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Quote from: dsanchez on July 03, 2023, 21:21:07Fixed! A bit sick these days and missed that!
Quote from: Ulrich on July 04, 2023, 09:56:04(The Wire and Breaking Bad are among the best I'v seen)!
Quote from: dsanchez on July 04, 2023, 15:58:59Curious now about The Wire...
QuoteThe Wire carried parallel narratives about police and drug dealers, and eventually incorporated stories about teachers, dockworkers, politicians, and journalists. For five seasons, The Wire explored some of society's most broken organizations, including the criminal justice system, politics, education, labor unions, and the media. It can be argued that the show's been named the best series of the 21st century because of its relevance still in today's society. Diving honestly into what is wrong and still currently an issue in the police system, The Wire represents realistic and pressing problems, making it more than just a TV show. It focused on avoiding easy victories, preferring to show corruption, failure, and decay in society.The Wire brought us characters who we couldn't help but get hooked on. From Idris Elba's menacing Stringer Bell to Michael K. Williams, who threw himself into his badass character Omar with courage. Omar became a legendary character, one whom even President Obama has raved about, with the haunting little phrase "Omar comin" practically signifying the beginning of the 21st century, and Williams plays him brilliantly.Dominic West is essentially the protagonist as Jimmy McNulty, and injects the role with enough fire to transform him become an arrogant, disrespectful, and troubled yet extremely capable detective. Although, the show's greatest contribution might just be in introducing a slew of rising actors, including the excellent Michael B. Jordan, who has developed as not only a brilliant actor, but is making his directorial debut in the third Creed.Alexa Fogel, the show's casting director, also defied industry norms by assembling a diverse cast that included stage actors, promising newcomers, complete novices, and even some of the real cops who served as inspiration for certain characters.
QuoteThere is an old saying in the TV zeitgeist that has long circulated among critics and fans—"There are two kinds of people: Those who think The Wire is the best show ever made, and those who haven't seen it yet."It's a cop show, but it isn't. It blatantly ignores the traditional rules of television—i.e. traditional notions of morality—in an effort to create something bigger and more meaningful than just another cop show.