Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Noir Without End (Amen?)

From: Kerry J. Schooley (
Date: 03 Apr 2005

At 03:35 PM 03/04/2005 +0000, you wrote:

> > If I know the character's coming back next week, it's hard to
> > he's damned to eternity.
> > Kevin

And Dave Z. replied:

>To repeat from my earlier note, The Shield is pure noir, and Vic
>Macky, from the first episode where he kills a cop to protect himself
>from from having his corruption uncovered, is doomed. And that doom,
>regardless of Macky's attempts to pull himself out from under it, has
>been persistent throughout the series.

To that I'd add Trailer Park Boys, mentioned by so many on the list as hilariously noir, and my own suggestion of Puppets That Kill. There must be many Brit cop series that fall into the noir category too.

One problem is that series often wear thin before they actually die, and may cease to be noir in the hope of extending their lives. Vic Macky may redeem himself yet, if it means another year of ad sales.

To address your point directly Kevin, circling another ring of hell each week is my definition of eternal damnation, (and watching Vic Macky actually redeem himself would, for me, be one of those rings.)

Best, Kerry

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