Why you must watch 'The Wire'
- I was right about Deadwood
- It, like Deadwood, assumes we are a very intelligent audience
- It is much more than a 'cop drama.' It's the tale of a city in peril, the politics, the cops, the robbers, the schools, the neighborhoods...in an unflinching and as true-to-life manner.
- The character are fully-formed. SlyB and Essbee both have commented about how they enjoy the complicated feelings they have developed for characters such as Tony Soprano and Seth Bullock. Are they good or evil? Can people be both? Can you have a fondness for E.B Farnum, despite the fact that he's completely repulsive? These questions are more deeply fleshed-out in the Wire. Wait until you spend a few hours with the joys that are Omar and Bubbles.
- We owe our attention to this fearless uncovering of the factors that lead to a cities decline. Baltimore could be any American city, and in some ways, is. In the Wire we see failing schools struggling with NCLB, we see children of poverty, we see impotent people of good will, we witness ruthless criminals, and dirty politics. We explore what it takes to kill a city, and what it might take to bring it back. We owe our attention to Baltimore.
- You will fall in love with each of the four boys, and they will all break your heart in different ways.
- Kima is smoking hot.