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breakdown of urban society

2008-09-09 12:31:52.009334+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

David Simon: The escalating breakdown of urban society across the US. One of the people behind "The Wire" writes about the police machinations used to catapult Martin O'Malley from mayor of Baltimore to governor of Maryland, and why juries in the most crime ridden areas go easier on the accused.

And if you're not familiar with "The Wire", I've only heard recaps from other people and seen the famous investigation scene in which the only dialog is the word "fuck" on YouTube.

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#Comment Re: made: 2008-09-10 06:58:45.739829+00 by: crasch

Add my voice to the chorus praising this show. All the characters behave in ways that are logical given their circumstances, and they are so well portrayed that you care about their fate. And because it's a serial extending over 5 years, the show can explore quite complex plots and themes in a satisfying fashion. It's the best show the medium has yet produced, in my opinion.

#Comment Re: breakdown of urban society made: 2018-02-13 20:57:25.513924+00 by: Dan Lyke

An Oral History of The Wire’s Unforgettable 5-Minute ‘F*ck’ Scene

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