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Haven't seen it, probably won't

Like other members of The Sun’s staff, I’ve been receiving inquiries about my reaction to the forthcoming season of The Wire, the HBO series created by David Simon, a former colleague, which will focus on the newspaper.

Not having seen the previous seasons of The Wire, I have no grounds for evaluating the series, and certainly not episodes yet to be broadcast.

I can, however, refer you to the review by The Sun’s television critic, David Zurawik, whose taste and judgment I trust, and who has delivered a thoughtful, balanced and persuasive evaluation of the new episodes.



Posted by John McIntyre at 11:57 AM | | Comments (2)


I laughed when I watched it last night, as an older gentleman on the copy desk gently but archly corrected a young cops reporter that "people are not evacuated, buildings are evacuated. If you evacuate a person, you give them an enema." He was not, however, wearing a bow tie.
The unrealistic part -- the young woman immediately ran to her Webster's and proclaimed to her co-worker, "He's right!" Like THAT ever happens. . .

Denise: That was my favorite part of last night's episode too.

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