In The Wire, writer and creator David Simon tells the story of life in Baltimore from the eyes of the police officers (corrupt and clean), lowliest drug addicts, street corner dealers, school kids, politicians and seemingly everyone else in between.
At the age of 48, while working on the forthcoming HBO series Treme, which he was attached to as head writer and executive producer, David Mills passed collapsed on the set and passed away from a brain aneurysm
It's not easy being a badass (ask Chuck Norris). The cards are usually stacked against you, time is often running out and its often up to you to save the day. You have to leave your badass-stamp on the whole situation
Today the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences posted the short list for the Emmy nominations for Best Drama and Best Comedy series. The list includes the top ten vote-getters for each category and this weekend, screenings will take place to decide which shows actually make it on to the official nomination ballot.
The bullshit McNulty was selling ó and everyone was buying ó last week only served to spit shine Mayor Carcetti's image with the press this week. Thanks to McNulty and Freamon's bogus serial killer, Carcetti got the chance to act like a leader with a cause.
This ep had me asking myself ... Whoís worse? McNulty or Templeton? The two biggest b.s. artists on The Wire formed an unofficial alliance that finally got McNulty's bogus serial killer a front page headline and Templeton a so-called story with legs.
Omar's back and Prop. Joe's dead. Cold-blooded Marlo is making big, bloody waves, and with the backing of the Greeks and an unflinching crew, it looks he might rule the streets by the time The Wire shuts down for business. Still, it's hard to shake the feeling that Omar might get the chance to aim that sawed-off shotgun at his skinny rival's head.
McNulty's drinking all day, staying out all night, screwing around on Beadie and strangling dead bodies. Still, who can blame him? City Hall pulls the plug on the Marlo investigation and more bodies start to pile up. The FBI refuses to bankroll the case and it looks like a year's worth of intel on Marlo's deadly crew will go to waste.
The Wire has always focused on Baltimore's crooks and cops, giving both equal screen time, but most seasons add a new setting (the port, city hall, the classroom) that is directly affected by the action on the streets. With the first ep of the fifth and final season, Simon, who scripted the ep, begins to draw parallels between the Baltimore Police Department's overall downslide and that of The Baltimore Sun newsroom.
Everything Iíve ever heard or read about The Wire has been good. People who like this show rave about it incessantly. Iím sure it deserves at least some of the hype itís gotten but for whatever reason, I just havenít gotten around to watching it. I am kind of curious to see if the show really is as good as people say it is.