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Saturday, March 15, 2008 |
( 3/15/2008 08:14:00 AM ) Bill S.
McNULTY AND CO.: Haven't had access to HBO this year to catch the fifth and final season of The Wire, but judging from the thoughtful dia/monologue that Sean Collins has posted about the series, it looks as if the show's swan song was more than a little problematic. Of the first four seasons, I tend to fixate on Seasons Two and Four (the dockworker and school system seasons, respectably), in large part because they make you feel for the characters being ground down by their respective milieus. I have a hard time imagining the show generating a comparable level of emotional involvement for a bunch of newspapermen - the big story focus for Season Five - but I'll reserve judgment until I've had a chance to view the final results.