For a long time, I’ve heard people ranting and raving about The Wire. How it’s the best show that has ever aired on television. How it totally engrosses you into the deeply layered storyline, the complex characters and the riveting drama. How it makes you think long and hard about the social paramters you live in. How you walk away after watching this show with a heavier set of eyes and a whole new perspective on society. And having finished watching The Wire this weekend, I can say without a doubt, that everything they say is true. I put in 60 hours watching this entire show and it was worth every damn minute of it.
This is heavy-duty and literary storytelling of the first order. The show requires attention and commitment and will reward both to a degree that means when each “case” ends you’ll be edified in a way that the CSI franchise et al can never even fractionally compete with. They are pizza, The Wire is a banquet.
This post is my homage to this great show(spoilers)….
Clay Davis – Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeit
Avon and Stringer Balcony Scene
Omar’s Coming Yo!
Bunk’s interrogation techniques
Snoop Pearson Buys A Nail Gun
Brother Mouzone/Omar confrontation
Omar testifies against Bird
Marlo Kills Prop Joe
100 Greatest Quotes
David Simon Interview Part 1
David Simon Interview Part 2