Monday, February 11, 2013

The Wire

I knew Barack and I had things in common! Despite my aversion to police-shows, and despite this being a decade old, there is no escaping the fact that this true-to-life story of a narcotics department of the Baltimore police is state-of-the art TV!

As a general rule, police investigations on TV quickly turn to routine, but here the tension mounts continually throughout the whole first season after the inevitable confusion of the first few episodes. (Initial befuddlement is unavoidable in any show that is not based on stereotypes.)

The plotline is demanding and the action unfolds in minute detail; small talk with your couch-neighbor and you'll lose the thread (no pun intended) (though you have to admit, it was pretty good?!).

More structured than 'Treme', by the same creators :

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