Phil Rosetta commented on The very white poetry of 'Mad Men'It's disappointing to read your account of dropping The Wire after one scene rubbed you the wrong way. Perhaps you could turn down your sensitivity meter just a bit and revisit it? Had you given it a chance you'd have discovered a major focus of the series was to cast aside the distinctions between the crimes of the 'authorities' — police officers, politicians, newspaper writers — and the traditional criminals from the streets. That theme isn't new, but to your point, no group (or race) had a monopoly on making (and, yes, understanding) the weight of their world-weary insights.
Posted on June 9th, 2012 1:50pm