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I find it nothing like the Wire and actually found myself bored. Sorry just my 2 cents
Nothing to be sorry about, they don't have anything in common outside of being exceptionally well written, set in Baltimore and many of the cast members played prominent roles on the Wire. Homicide is a police procedural the Wire was not. I might add that Homicide as good as it was, was certainly hobbled by being a network program without the freedom that HBO allows.
But to really get a true feeling for Homicide watch:
The end of the Barksdale crew was the result of Stringer go the exact opposite of what he was trying to tell Boddie. The downfall came when he crossed Brother Muzone and the torture murder of Brandon, Omar's lover and henchman.
Marlo could have had all the corners in all of Baltimore but had Stringer lived, besides being out of the "Game" the Barksdales and Prop Joe would have completely controlled the wholesale market which Marlo would have to depend on.
Of course Avon was a major knuckle head so in the end it wouldn't have mattered one way or another.
Originally Posted by hitman619
This was beginning of the end for the Barksdale crew imo.
I do understand where stringer was coming from but he had it wrong!
His actions allowed Marlo to take over.
Stringers downfall was the fact that he was trying to change the game; and the whole theme of the series was the players may change, but the game is the game. He tried to bring a business approach to it, but the second Clay Davis robbed him, he tried to order Slim Charles to kill him; because that's the way the game is played.. Always has been, always will be. And all of Strings old dirt, came back on him..
Agree, but most would find some way to rationalize out of any sympathy or responsibility.
You know when I wrote that I had to think to myself, yeah when it comes to understanding the criminal mentality of the inner city, conservatives need to watch the Wire, but then again I thought that its not just conservatives who need to watch, but big city liberals should take serious note as well regarding corruption and money in politics. For all the complaints about the federal government, nothing it dirtier than municipal politics.
On the other hand, David Simon just posted a blast at Mitt Romney,
Stringers downfall was the fact that he was trying to change the game;
If that is the case, then Stringer, Omar, Prop Joe, Cheese, Weebe, Snook and everybody else's downfall began the minute the got into "The Game". Even if you review the history of the Italian Mafia, you can count on one hand the number of Mafioso who even changing the nature of there business were able to survive the criminal life.
What a testament to the show that is can still be the basis of conversation and review four years after going off the air. I think that justifies the Wire being one of top shows of all time although someone needs to tell TV Guide who still haven't figured it out.
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