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"The Wire" vs "Smile, You're Under Arrest"

How can cultural elitists like ourselves put TV in the Culture category? Well, where the hell else is it going to fit?

Re: "The Wire" vs "Smile, You're Under Arrest"

Postby depinmad » Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:57 am

and the corner was also an excellent hbo miniseries.
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Re: "The Wire" vs "Smile, You're Under Arrest"

Postby TAsunder » Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:06 am

I have to also recommend the companion book about the Wire, "The Wire: Truth Be Told". It only covers up through season 3 I believe but there's tons of quality stuff in there, including stories about the real-life people that inspired the characters. I particularly enjoyed the section about Melvin Williams who played the deacon.
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Re: "The Wire" vs "Smile, You're Under Arrest"

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Re: "The Wire" vs "Smile, You're Under Arrest"

Postby kiwiwannabe » Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:52 pm

Yes, read David Simon's books again. Now that you've seen so much of his stuff fleshed out on TV, you will recognize a lot of it in the books.

My imagination picturing those scenes many years ago was completely trumped by watching many of them on TV. You'll get a whole different perspective now......

It was great fun recognizing the scenes as they unfolded in Homicide, then The Wire, and The Corner.

I don't watch much TV, but I have seen every single episode of these three compelling dramas. Glad to see that Walter likes his stuff, too.
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