The Wire (Real Late Pass)
Just finished watching season one. (no spoilers please.)Been avoiding watching because we don't care much for violence. What great story telling. There are a number of scenes -like D'Angelo explaining the rules of chess, or a drunken McNulty trying to stop some kids who are breaking into cars and slipping in the mud and his badge gets all muddy-that to me are just perfect little vignettes that shine light onto the whole thing. I suppose for other people it is film making 101 and sophomoric.I love that kind of stuff. Also really liked how everyone turns out to be not who you think they are. I guess it started a while ago with Sopranos, but I am still amazed that tv is producing these shows that are better than most movies.The production values are as high as any movie. The acting and writing is better than most. This is the first one of those that we have really watched. BTW, I married a girl from Baltimore so there is an added connection.