It's always good to hear from you. I read your post yesterday
and waited to respond because I was entrenched in Season 3
and didn't want to come back here and offer up any further thoughts
until I was done.
Give me a moment to talk about where I am....
I suppose this experience can be best described as How I Spent My
Summer Vacation. A week off from work and I got nothing done
because I parked my ass on the couch and did nothing but watch
Just finished Season Three and about to start Season 4.
I didn't particularly like this season until 3/4 of the way through when
everything really came together. There is a major payoff in this season
and when it hits in the final two episodes, it comes at you with a one-two
punch. As things wrapped up in the final season's episode, I really came
to realize that I was watching one of the finest television shows I have ever
Let me start putting some random thoughts in spoilers because I don't want
to take the chance on ruining things for anyone....
First, I nearly fell out of my chair laughing in perhaps the biggest AHA moment
of Season Three when...
Charles, you were anything but long-winded with your post above. I read it
several times over the past day. I can relate to some of it in that I also approached
this series with the same apprehension about the subject matter and problems
understanding some of the street lingo. I began by reading the lengthy synopsis
that appears on the menu of each episode. In time, I just found that there were
too many spoilers so I went into each episode blindly. I also used subtitles to better
flesh out the street dialogue.
I can understand how you fell in love with a city you never knew but came to realize
through this series. I feel the same way. What bothers me is just how much truth
about inner-cities like West Baltimore is portrayed in this series and how much political
heads are turned away from the problems therein. It seems to me that these cities are
left to destroy themselves.
Getting back to the series itself....
I am very curious about where this show is moving to next. It seems that all the loose
ends have been tied up, so I expect a totally new story is about to unfold.
Back to the couch....