The Wire: It’s All In The Game In TV’s Perfect Show

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“I think it’s too bad that everybody’s decided to turn on drugs. I don’t think drugs are the problem. Crime is the problem. Cops are the problem. Money’s the problem. But drugs are just drugs.” This quote from Jerry Garcia, while probably meant as an endorsement of drugs, is also quite fitting as a condemnation of the people and problems present in The Wire. The critically adored, yet utterly ignored show depicted how crime and corruption are woven into our society.

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Death Note: What if you could stop bad things from happening?

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With the recent Connecticut shooting it seems just as one tragedy dies down in this country another starts. Every day it’s another story like Trayvon Martin, or the shooter at The Dark Knight Rises. It’s gotten to the point that a common sentiment I hear among people is that they don’t watch the news because they don’t want to hear about all the bad things that are happening. So what if you could stop them from happening? For high school student Light Yagami, that opportunity is exactly what he is given.

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