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First came Oz, then the Corner, and now...,
This review is from: The Wire: Season 1 (DVD)
The Wire is HBO again hitting it straight out of the ball park. Just like Oz and the Corner (two of HBO's other critically acclaimed but under-appreciated dramas) the Wire makes your heart bleed for the "bad" guys, makes them and the people that chase them seem, at the end of the day, human-- flawed, fragile, evil, in need of redemption, and in some cases, better off with a bullet in the brain. This first season was great, and the second season managed to be even better.
The best thing about this show is that it turns every part of your brain ON. You can't watch it after you had a couple beers and are ready to doze off in front of the TV. You need to be awake, alert to follow the twists and all subtle character stuff. In a word: bliss. Thank you, thank you David Simon and crew!
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Initial post: Mar 14, 2014 2:00:29 PM PDT
Breaking Bad must have hit you like a train in 2008
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 27, 2014 9:31:51 PM PDT
E. Smith says:
I can't say enough good things about The Wire. I couldn't get through the first season of Breaking Bad.
The Wire is real; Breaking Bad is some white guy's fantasy of what drug dealing is about.
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