One of our all-time favorite TV series is Homicide: Life on the Street. And one of our all-time favorite Homicide episodes is called “The Subway”. In it, Vincent D’Onofrio plays a subway commuter who somehow gets wedged between the platform and a subway car. Below the platform, his body is twisted and mangled in such a way that the only thing keeping him alive is the fact that he is squeezed between the platform and a subway car. The moment he is released, his internal organs will collapse and he will die. Great stuff. And terrific acting by D’Onofrio and Andre Braugher (always superb as Detective Frank Pembleton).
Anyway, the reason we bring this up is because the gaps between the platform and the subway cars on Metro Line 2 at People’s Square are a little wider than normal these days.
Watch your step. And let us know if you find Homicide on DVD in Shanghai.