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be as two faced as you want, just keep paying me and don't bore me
on December 11, 2016
another series (am remembering The Wire) that is supremely educational in the ways of bad-ass, is rich in realism (setting etc.) (or at least, is convincing enough to me, which isn't saying all that much), and gives employment to many very fine actors... very edifiying
I do really enjoy watching this show. By watching all these "baddies", a little bit every day over many many days, I begin to see what my values REALLY are. It is all relative. In this one, for example, I find that the main guy (Nucky Thompson), who, as the man with the cash, is in the role of being the engine for all the murder and double dealing, and who in doing so makes only as much pretense as is politically expedient of being anything but faithless and cynical, is much less repulsive to me than so many of the others, on whatever side of the law, who exercise their testosterone in such a style as if they ultimately believe themselves to be honoring some kind of a moral code, with all the stuffiness/stubbornness that honorable adherence ultimately entails. Nucky engineers/finances a murder, but he's not the one who I have to watch commit it, so he's not the one I end up hating. Amazing ? Until now I never thought I liked politicians... huh. Was wrong. Be as two faced as you want. Just keep the peace as best you can without clogging the money flow and don't bore me ...that's where my true heart lies.