The Wire

January 30, 2008

I know everyone and his uncle has been going on about the greatness of The Wire, and they’d be absolutely correct. I’ve just finished watching season 2, and it just keeps getting better and better- more complex, more nuanced, more emotionally engaging, and more funny (incidentally, the humour is not something many commentators seem to have picked up on). The addition of the docks and union politics to the interplay of cops, drug dealers and city hall has created a whole new series of interconnections and facets that will no doubt be elaborated on in the next season, to which I am greatly looking forward.

Here are some links to interesting Wire things on the internet:

Enjoy- please post further links of interest in the comments below!


13 Responses to “The Wire”

  1. Nick Says:

    Now we are in sync!

    We should get together to watch the beginning of series 3 (have just purchased on DVD)

  2. neilstewart Says:

    Cool, good plan! I’m also thinking of investing in some of the sets, since they definitely have re-watch value.

  3. Nick Says:

    yeah – it’s just a shame about the (lack of) extra features!

  4. neilstewart Says:

    Apparently the commentaries are pretty dull?

  5. lo-fi Says:

    Fist episode starring Telly from Kids! Love it. I reckon he wasn’t acting though, probably Larry Clark drove him to the crack.

  6. neilstewart Says:

    Ooh, its been ages since I’ve seen Kids. I enjoyed seeing Method Man as a dope slinger in series 2!

  7. lo-fi Says:

    Was it like as cool as when ll cool j was in Oz?

  8. neilstewart Says:

    Or the Vanilla Ice movie… wait a minute…

  9. Anna Says:

    In recognizing the overall loss of such a great show, I started seeking out any videos I could find about The Wire. I found a great one where David Simon talks about the affections he feels for Baltimore and how the city has influenced his work.

    Check out the video


    See More Baltimore Videos at

  10. neilstewart Says:

    Thanks Anna, that looks interesting!

  11. Anna Says:

    The Baltimore Museum of Industry presents an exhibit of original artifacts, objects and behind-the-scenes footage from HBO’s The Wire and other television and movie productions filmed in Baltimore. The exhibit Local Scenes on the Silver Screen: “Featuring the Wire,” will run from April 30, 2008 through December 30, 2008. Check out David Simon talking about the wire at

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