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Old 09-03-2011, 04:10 PM
whburgess whburgess is offline
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Default Re: martyrs, martyrs, ... MARTYRS!!

Originally Posted by harkin View Post
I'm amazed at the amount of people who say that about shows like The Wire, Deadwood, Twin Peaks, even Carnivale. I'd use that term for something like I, Claudius or The Prisoner. The Wire struck me as Aaron Sorkin meets Michael Eric Dyson on steroids. I can't remember where but the best description of The Wire I heard was 'liberal porn'. Even taken at that level I still can't enjoy it as a guilty pleasure, it's just too obvious and to me obvious is the worst thing you can commit in drama.

Funny though that someone should say that it only got good in the third season. That's almost the exact opposite of how I feel about The Sopranos, where an original, entertaining and topical show became consumed with its own importance and sputtered to a halt in season five.
I don't get the 'liberal porn' thing. I suppose if one thinks about it there may be some situations that reinforce a liberal world view, but I think I'm pretty sensitive to leftist messaging in movies and I didn't see that.

It's not that I thought any sort of 'gritty reality' was being portrayed either. I don't know since I have no experience with the inner city; I'm a country boy.

It was just great story telling, writing, acting, characters, etc.
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