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Old 03-18-2013, 02:24 PM   #31
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Default Re: This must be said: The Wire is overrated

Originally Posted by RidonKs
the show is intended as a dramatic rendition of an institutional analysis more or less. its not about the way people are, its an explanation for why they do what seems inexplicable.

Thanks for the great insight!

This is something that isn't even subtle, hard not to see how this is one of the main driving themes. Corrupt system, class inequalities, broken down families, gay tolerance (or views on gays), welfare system, most of that stuff is covered and hard not to miss.

Yes if you compare it to network tv this kicks its ass.

But we covered this stuff with OZ, Sopranos, Twilight Zone (albeit on different angles).
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