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    The Wire

    I rewatched S01E02 this evening, an episode which means a lot more in the context of the last few months. It displays of the basic mechanics of racist police brutality when three officers go into a project and a child is blinded. Two of those officers are, in the context of the series as a whole, "good people". Daniels engineers the cover up. The tone is difficult to place - the TV falls with comedy timing, the gunshot is the punctuation of horror - until you realise the simple neutrality of it, and it is an early highlight of The Wire being documentary as drama. And then we are left with Marla Daniels as the voice of moral conscience. "How do I get out of it?" asks Cedric. "You cannot lose if you do not play".
  2. Would be grateful if anyone has a half decent price today - on for a six figure loss here!
  3. The Conversation was streaming for free on BBC iPlayer recently. Sorry for this useless and probably annoying information
  4. What a stupid and nebulous question. The idea of ranking such different games smacks of the infantile state of games criticism. p.s. voted Dark Souls 1.
  5. Ready Steady Cook. The new version. With Rylan. Love it. Is Not Going Out shit? Should I be guilty? Or is it actually unappreciated quality wisecracking comedy?
  6. The best solution would be offering a choice of difficulty options but also offering a choice to turn on/off dynamic difficulty, or to simply go down the "Would you like to temporarily turn down the difficulty?" prompt that you find in numerous games. What's the point of offering different difficulty settings but then not respecting what the player wants from the game?
  7. Did he write that for Inception? I thought it was Captain Phillips... or was it The Thin Red Line no no no, it was 12 Years A Slave...
  8. So basically we're still in the speculative territory that Kerraig was when he started the thread.
  9. Remind me when else this happens?
  10. Any examples? I stuck a few titles from Kerraig's long list into google and found them all for streaming via Amazon and Google Play.
  11. I understand this, but I still found him a difficult character to sympathise with. The necessity of his existence is nothing more than testimony to how rotten to the core professional football has become.
  12. Absolute knock out episode. Makes last week's tour de force look average. The "road" conversation between Mike and Jimmy was devastating, and summed up the tragedy of all four major characters of this programme, lifting this series to The Wire levels of tragic fate.
  13. Does anyone else always give things to Blathers in multiples to avoid the guilt of saying that you don't want to hear more about it?
  14. Dodo code: 0S7X0 Have oranges to take too. edit: gate closed
  15. Turnips selling for 154 here this afternoon. Anyone interested?
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