Monday, October 5, 2015

My Favorite Things: The Wire (TV Series)

Pretty shocked it took me this long to be doing this one. I thought I did it so long ago. After searching through my blog, I see I didn't. I have posted about it from time to time. Never gave it the title of my favorite tho.  

I was actually late to the party on this one.  This was around the time of 2002. I was way too young to know this was on and was too busy trying to play outside. It's actually a good thing that I didn't see it when it original aired.  I would have loved it yes but the deep feel of the levels of greatest might have been wasted on my young mind. If you seen the show before then you get what I'm saying. 

This has to be one of the greatest shows that have ever been made in the history of TV. This actually gives me an idea for a podcast episode

The Wire is an American crime drama television series set and produced in and around Baltimore, Maryland. Created and primarily written by author and former police reporter David Simon, the series was broadcast by the premium cable network HBO in the United States. The Wire premiered on June 2, 2002, and ended on March 9, 2008, comprising 60 episodes over five seasons.

Each season of The Wire introduces a different institution in the city of Baltimore and its relationship to law enforcement. In chronological order they are: the illegal drug trade, the seaport system, the city government and bureaucracy, the school system, and the print news media, while continuing on characters/plots from previous seasons. 

The large cast consists mainly of character actors who are little known for their other roles, as well as numerous guest and recurring appearances by real-life Baltimore and Maryland figures. Simon has said that despite its presentation as a crime drama, the show is "really about the American city, and about how we live together. It's about how institutions have an effect on individuals. Whether one is a cop, a longshoreman, a drug dealer, a politician, a judge or a lawyer, all are ultimately compromised and must contend with whatever institution to which they are committed."

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