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 Post subject: Re: TV: Homicide: Life on the Street
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:22 pm 
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The way I see it, if your favorite parts of Pulp Fiction are the Jules/Vincent scenes or the Vincent/Mia scenes, and you have a preference for philosophy, you'll think Homicide is great.

Also, there's plenty of unintentional humor brought on by dated production and bit characters.

Also, Shiner.

Yes. That too. I was going to add a very good reason to watch this show, but I can't find any pictures of the old man that works in the morgue anywhere.



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 Post subject: Re: TV: Homicide: Life on the Street
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switching gears, how is homocide better than the wire? keep in mind that i will reject any answer because it cannot possibly be.


lol@ homocide.

I don't know that it's "better." I just know that, in some respects I enjoy it more. Obviously the language is not as authentic as in the Wire, but still feels very "real." I think I just dig the characters more. The crimes and criminals are nothing more than fodder to develop the detectives, and to illustrate the dynamics between them.

The Wire could be "spoiled" in a way that Homicide can't. In the Wire the destination is just as important as the journey. In Homicide, there isn't always that closure, or that ending to a case. Instead most of the show is just the interactions, the dialogue and the development. Be it an over the top impassioned speech from Pembleton, or slightly urban gallows joke from Lewis, or a Richard Belzer style conspiracy theory from Munch... it's all part of a certain charm that the wire doesn't have.. and that doesn't take away from the Wire in the least bit. I also think Homicide brings you in a bit more emotionally, maybe because with a larger pool of crimes to choose from, its more likely one might hit home- especially because they rarely gave you the ending you were hoping for when it came to crimes involving kids.


I like The Wire better just because it's about more than a Homicide unit, and it is more realistic. It's not to say Homicide isnt an excellent show.


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washing machine wrote:
The way I see it, if your favorite parts of Pulp Fiction are the Jules/Vincent scenes or the Vincent/Mia scenes, and you have a preference for philosophy, you'll think Homicide is great.

Also, there's plenty of unintentional humor brought on by dated production and bit characters.


I love the Jules/Vincent scenes, and I think Homicide is great, so you are probably right.


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 Post subject: Re: TV: Homicide: Life on the Street
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Last episode of season 6 was on centric this morning.


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 Post subject: Re: TV: Homicide: Life on the Street
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Don't read this, Reid.

Spoiler: show
The thing about Frank leaving the force is you don't see it coming at all.


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 Post subject: Re: TV: Homicide: Life on the Street
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Skitch Patterson wrote:
Don't read this, Reid.

Spoiler: show
The thing about Frank leaving the force is you don't see it coming at all.


You dont see nearly anything that happens in that 2parter coming. Like I've said, it's the high point of a great show for me.


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 Post subject: Re: TV: Homicide: Life on the Street
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Don't read this, Reid.

Spoiler: show
The thing about Frank leaving the force is you don't see it coming at all.


You dont see nearly anything that happens in that 2parter coming. Like I've said, it's the high point of a great show for me.

If they had ended the series there, with the movie (slightly altered to ignore the season 7 plot lines), it would have been... amazing.


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 Post subject: Re: TV: Homicide: Life on the Street
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Skitch Patterson wrote:
mick7184 wrote:
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Don't read this, Reid.

Spoiler: show
The thing about Frank leaving the force is you don't see it coming at all.


You dont see nearly anything that happens in that 2parter coming. Like I've said, it's the high point of a great show for me.

If they had ended the series there, with the movie (slightly altered to ignore the season 7 plot lines), it would have been... amazing.


Yeah, I think there's a pretty big drop in quality in season seven, but departures from previous seasons are really only part of the issue. I feel like there a bunch of story lines that have promise but just don't work out for some reason (the bus episode, Gharty's 'Nam stuff). But it definitely picks up steam in the 2nd half leading towards the finale.

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 Post subject: Re: TV: Homicide: Life on the Street
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So the other day I tweeted that watching an episode of Law and Order reminded me how much better Homicide is.. and mentioned Kellerman, Munch and Luther Mahoney. I got a response from Luther Mahoney saying thank you!! I indirectly talked to a cast member of Homicide Life on the Street. I'm pretty excited about this, folks.


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 Post subject: Re: TV: Homicide: Life on the Street
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Skitch Patterson wrote:
So the other day I tweeted that watching an episode of Law and Order reminded me how much better Homicide is.. and mentioned Kellerman, Munch and Luther Mahoney. I got a response from Luther Mahoney saying thank you!! I indirectly talked to a cast member of Homicide Life on the Street. I'm pretty excited about this, folks.


also a cast member of The Wire!


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 Post subject: Re: TV: Homicide: Life on the Street
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mick7184 wrote:
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So the other day I tweeted that watching an episode of Law and Order reminded me how much better Homicide is.. and mentioned Kellerman, Munch and Luther Mahoney. I got a response from Luther Mahoney saying thank you!! I indirectly talked to a cast member of Homicide Life on the Street. I'm pretty excited about this, folks.


also a cast member of The Wire!

Exactly!.


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 Post subject: Re: TV: Homicide: Life on the Street
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Season 7 has an episode featuring J. Walter Weatherman.


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 Post subject: Re: TV: Homicide: Life on the Street
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Guys, I think Luther Mahoney is going to mail me an autographed picture.


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 Post subject: Re: TV: Homicide: Life on the Street
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Can you get him to send me an autographed picture of Proposition Joe?


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 Post subject: Re: TV: Homicide: Life on the Street
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I'd love an autographed picture of Scheiner.


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 Post subject: Re: TV: Homicide: Life on the Street
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I'd love an autographed picture of Scheiner.

he died :(


I also think im getting an autographed Kellerman picture.


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 Post subject: Re: TV: Homicide: Life on the Street
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For $25, I will take you on a guided tour of Homicide filming locations here in Baltimore.

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 Post subject: Re: TV: Homicide: Life on the Street
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I sort of figured that he died.

Watching 'The Hat: Part 1' tonight. There's a brief scene at the beginning of this episode that showcases exactly what I love about the production of this show. Meldrick catches up with his old academy friend to deliver some bad news. As the news is delivered, the audience can hear a siren sound building off-screen until a moment of silence and shock from all characters involved. Then the sound of the siren fills the speakers and a Baltimore Fire truck rushes by in the background. Touches like that happen all the time in this series, and they are often the most powerful moments.


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 Post subject: Re: TV: Homicide: Life on the Street
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For $25, I will take you on a guided tour of Homicide filming locations here in Baltimore.

If i go to Baltimore, I will probably take you up on that.


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