Oh, The Wire. Why can this show be so good, and other shows be so bad? There is an excellent Commentary by John Blake, delving deep, oh so deep, into the awesomeness that is the Baltimore City Drama. If you never watched the Wire, I’m sure billions of your friends have begged you to do so. Its just an amazing show. Its about drugs! Everyone loves drugs. Here is a sample from Blake’s piece:
Critics say “The Wire” offers the most realistic depiction of America’s inner-city subculture ever seen. I decided to test that claim because I grew up in the West Baltimore community where “The Wire” is set. After watching all five seasons, my take on the show is ambivalent. Some of “The Wire” is real, but not in the ways you might expect.
Blake even makes an “Obama” mention. Is there no place save from the beauty and sunshine that is the Obama? I’m eating cake right now. Does Obama like cake too? I’m sorry. I have no idea where I’m going with this. After the break, peep one of my favorite clips from “The Wire”.