This all feels very on the nose! Every time I sit down to watch it again, more and more of the depth reveals itself. Times but is now a step or two removed from a metropolitan daily, writing for Variety. Gus stresses the need for a city-court reporter, after missing out on a grand jury probe. The next thing journalists should be writing about is the impending fall of the U. The port was referenced a couple of times but would have liked to have a bit more substance so it felt like it all fit. Season 15 gets some bonus love for bringing back a lot of the old favorites. Archived from on February 27, 2008.
But what is particularly interesting is, aside from McNulty, many of the white characters in the season engage in almost the same amount and level of corrupted games as their black counterparts, in some cases moreso. Seasons one and two are heady shots of the best-remembered and very lovable la-la-la Stars Hollow experience. Gus opining that there was a time when no perp walk would take place with a call first being made to the broadsheets to make sure it was covered. Stringer Bell warns D'Angelo that a snitch may be in his camp and D'Angelo should tighten up his crew by withholding their pay. D'Angelo delivers the daily count to Stringer Bell, who in turn gives D'Angelo a bonus. I must comment on the general disappointment around season 5 though: I too was bored by the whole Baltimore Sun room and cast.
To have the city editor saying such things would have been, well, arch. Eventually I bought the box set a few years ago and binge watched all five seasons. Every cut back to that newsroom made me almost fast-forward save for not wanting to miss something that is important to the rest of the story. In closing, I missed you Mr. James McNulty has been assigned to lead a joint homicide and narcotics team, in order to bring down drug kingpin Avon Barksdale. Archived from on October 3, 2003. I did enjoy everything else about Season 5.
To wonder whether anyone would be disciplined for cursing in a newsroom, or why they made the top editor wear those suspenders, or whether it was a cliché to have a fabricator driving the overt plot? You wanna explain where the argument is inconsistent? There will be no questions. They come up short, but soft-spoken Freamon comes through with an old photo from Barksdale's boxing days. Bubbles does her best to get Sherrod back into the eighth grade. Have just finished re-watching the whole series. However, the Feds only want the politiicans and not Barksdale.
No need to worry about any season of this amazing show. Maybe enough individuals can make an impact…or at least make an impact on more individuals. But there used to be more of them. It worked, I thought it fell short of the seasons 3, and 4. David, I just wanted to take a brief moment 6 years later to thank you for both an amazing show and this write up of your thoughts and insights into S5. Any criticism you get is unwarranted. But he was sincere in his grief.
But the rest of you blessed, scribbling souls? You had the ambitious lying dick with no redeemable qualities, the very honorable and honest veteran, some young black guy who covered Bubbles, the villainous senior editors, and a girl who was a good reporter. And now, with the economic vise that is the internet tight around her, The Sun — like so many once-worthy regional newspapers — is fighting for relevance and readers. Not because I missed the point about your critique of the journalist world, I got that, but because you sacrificed some of your best characters to get your point across. However in the case of season 5, as you pointed out, even the remaining good journalists such as Gus, are, to a degree, complicit in missing every major story. Crown me up and kneel, ya bitches. It starts as mid-level drug dealer, D'Angelo Barksdale beats a murder rap. Much respect, and I hope you still read these.
Key investigations and prosecutions are undercut or abandoned by the political machinations of police officials, prosecutors and political figures. Let's all admit that we wish season six had gone very differently. I have no idea how you were able to pick one quote out of the whole episode, to show at the beginning because almost every line is of substance. But the fifth-season story arc began with a wonderful bit of adversarial reporting on deadline — good, clean newspapering it was. Archived from on October 20, 2002.
When Wallace and Poot alert D'Angelo that they've found Brandon, D'Angelo pages Stringer, who in turn orders Brandon's execution. Daniels and McNulty go to the feds with crushing evidence about some Baltimore politicians tied to Barksdale, thinking they finally have him. Season four is maligned for its awkward college-freshman transition, and there are some real stinkers in there, but it has more moments than you remember. Archived from on August 18, 2003. He also gets a promise of extra help from Detective Greggs. For instance the homeless serial killer story and the idea that this would be more politically important than closing a case where 22 murdered bodies were hidden away in vacants all over the city.