Thursday, September 2, 2010

Rules of Chess


Tulkinghorn said...

This was our Dickens moment -- and it's over.

The still astonishing quality of this makes the failure of Treme more bewildering.

Is it that Treme isn't about crime?

Generic said...

Watching it again from episode one, I think the dirty secret is how much "The Wire" owes to "Clockers" -- right down to repeating things Price fabricated, such as the cries of "Five-O" whenever the cops appear. That, or the contribution of Ed Burns, the ex-cop whose experiences "The Wire" dramatized.