HBO's "The Wire" 6/30

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  1. Bill Kane

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    This week's script writers take a run at how many times the "niggah" word can be used consecutively in a scene. It's in the context of one Project guy referring to others, mildly derogatorily, I thought.

    These cops are no Barney Miller types f'sure. I wasn't put off seeing the over-the-hill cop, who's looking for an easy way out on Disability, swigging from a booze pint in the squad's workplace. But then we see McNulty, the "hero," swigging from his Scotch pint at home, while trying to assemble a bunk bed for his boys. There's alcoholism here, all right.

    Then, these cops routinely are shown beating up on their "subjects," even a mouthy 16-year-old.

    Finally, we start to see what "The Wire" reference might be all about. The episode shows how the cops take a judge's writ or order to electronically "wiretap" a fone pager to monitor someone else's call numbers and the duration.

    You can't take a midshow break with this one -- scenes cut so quickly among the plotlines that it would be easy to miss something.
     
  2. Paul Jenkins

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    I liked the code the drug people use for the phone numbers, something easy that doesn't need math [​IMG]
    Another great episode last night, the last 3 have been stellar, imo, and now I'm hooked to say the least
     
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    I love the two partners(the white&black guys) and how they think of all these ways to break a case open and it back fires everytime.

    I knew when they tried to play good cop, bad cop, it was going to turn out bad.
     
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    The scene with McNulty and his partners investigating the old homicide was a riot. They're talking the whole time, and every word is a variation of "fuck". I'd love to see the outtakes; what does someone say when they blow it -- "gosh darn"? [​IMG]
    Dominic West does a great American accent. It took me four episodes to recognize him as the same actor I saw last year in a Broadway production of a quintessentially British play, Design for Living.
    M.
     
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    Good episode this week. It's getting interesting.
     
  6. Bill Kane

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    Here's a link to a Salon.com story and interview with ex-reporter and show writer David Simon
     

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