The Wire 6/23

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  1. Bill Kane

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    Gotta say this isnt a show to watch casually beyond the main Bad Guys-in-the-Project plotline. I need to concentrate on the nuances -- the Major, the Commissioner, the Mayor -- each coming from a dif'rent perspective, and how the Bal'More "System" works.

    The hard reality is watching those sluggard cops, acumen-challenged cops, and beat your head against the wall for trying cops.

    This episode out South Park's 4-ltr-word sequence by a mile in a hilarious investigation scene in which the dialog uttered by two detectives is nothing but "f**k" and MF and every variant for the whole 5 to 7 minute scene. Only HBO!
     
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    The crime scene investigation was a classic. The "dialogue" perfectly captured a couple of competent guys being left to clean up someone else's mess. The throwaway sequence before the credits (moving the desk) was also a hoot.

    I love the way they're ratcheting things up bit by bit each episode.

    Ryan
     
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    I like The Wire also and them trying to move that desk was classic. A question though....

    What other movies/shows has that heavy set white cop(the one trying to move the desk) been in? He looks real familar but I just can't place him. Thanks.
     
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    Thanks Paul.
     

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