Seeing as TV is so poor, i've been diving headlong into DVD box sets I bought recently.
Ah The Wire...how i've missed you. I don't like being preachy but y'know screw it - this is the best thing to grace TV.
And to fall into full-on TV critic tosser mode, but it draws you in with the complexity. Yeah, it's essenitally a cop show - but that's merely the premise. It's not a good vs bad set-up because everyone is good and bad. It depends on the viewpoint.
Everyone is compromised - the police, the dealers, the informants, the politicians. Its angry, intelligent, doesn't preach about drugs or violence - just tells it like it is. And certainly doesnât glorify drug use â the opposite it shows the social and political consequence of it.
Bubbles the crackhead police informant is proof enough. Then there's Omar the gay enforcer, Stringer Bell the drug dealer
"You come at the king, you best not miss..."
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 4:06pmRemember those adorable Abbey Road toys from Bito? The Taipei design studio is at it again, this time with Netflix's Narcos.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 2:34pmPooping dogs must be at top of mind in the collective unconscious. Just a few weeks after Whatshisname introduced his POPek sculpture, Squatting Dog are releasing their second sofubi, Bat Ear.
Monday, September 12, 2016 - 12:32pmBob's Burgers definitely had a rough start. But a not-so-funny premier season eventually grew into a pretty hilarious cartoon of the modern age.