BigAppleTiger LSU Fan New York City Member since Dec 2008 6131 posts
re: Braquo aka French version of The Wire (Posted on 1/24/13 at 12:52 am to SilverSpurs13)
Watched the first episode. Very gripping and visceral. The same aspects I enjoy about French cinema play well here- the casting of "normal/natural" types instead of Hollywood "bodies"(Haven't seen breasts like those onscreen since I was a kid and saw JoBeth Williams in Teachers and Kramer vs Kramer), and non-heightened reality in heightened circumstances. I haven't seen The Wire yet so can't compare and contrast but it has my interest.