[DEBATE] : The Wire
helena.sheehan at dcu.ie
Fri Mar 14 14:59:41 GMT 2008
Have any of you been watching The Wire?
I watch a lot of tv drama and I think that this is perhaps the most
ambitious series I have ever seen. It dramatises individual lives and
institutions (police, drug gangs, schools, city politics, unions, media)
in a way that reaches towards naming the system and stirring a response.
It is the story of a city (Baltimore) and it is about the devastation
contemporary capitalism is wreaking on human lives and relationships. I
just saw the final episode. It is so haunting.
Has the series made its way (either through tv transmission or box sets)
Professor Helena Sheehan
School of Communications
Dublin City University
Dublin 9 Ireland
e-mail: helena.sheehan at dcu.ie
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