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Thursday, Jul 23, 2009
by PopMatters Staff
by Lisa W. Kelly
Darkmatter (29 May 2009)

“In an effort to produce original programming that viewers are willing to pay for, the pay-cable channel HBO has successfully defined its output in opposition to network television. This approach is perhaps most apparent in The Wire (2002-2008), a drama that challenges many of the conventions of what is often regarded as the most standard of network genres, the police procedural, or rather ‘the cop show’. By adopting a structure that is more novelistic than episodic, and by questioning the moralistic framework that tends to inform such programming, The Wire seeks to create a complex, authentic, and credible depiction of the American city of Baltimore, through which to examine the themes of class, institutional corruption and corrosion, and the ongoing drug war.”


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