Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Ad Hominem

I'm not so sure that Cedric Daniels of the Baltimore Police should be flaunting his Cadillac like that. People might start talking about his bad old days in the Eastern district.

In related news, while searching for a video of that commercial, I was pleased to learn that Lance Reddick will be joining the cast of Lost next season, since I'm all in favor of actors from The Wire continuing to find high-profile work. Still, I can't help but notice that, along with Harold Perrineau and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Reddick is that third Lost cast member to have been featured on Oz. That means the show is three for three on adult male black actors who have previously had recurring roles on a show about a prison. That seems to say something about the American criminal justice system, the types of roles available to black performers, or both.

Or who knows; maybe the two shows' casting directors are just good friends.

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