Monday, September 03, 2007

Wrapping 'The Wire'

Just a quick note to say that I'm sorry to hear that The Wire is drawing to a close. I've been watching the series on DVD, so I still have a season to go, but it still makes me a little sad to know that they won't be making any new episodes. The Wire is truly great- one of the best series to have ever been shown on television. It flows and develops in a way that feels more like a good novel than a TV show, and even though I'm sorry to see it ending, I'm glad that David Simon stuck to his plan and drew it to a close while the storytelling was still strong rather than dragging it out. This Washington Post article does a good job of describing the show's conclusion, and feel's like it was written by a true fan.

State's Attorney: "Mr. Little, how does a man rob drug dealers for eight or nine years and live to tell about it?"
Omar: "Day at a time, I suppose..."

1 comment:

Kevin said...

"come at the king...you best not miss"

Looking forward to Season 4 on DVD, which will hopefully be out soon.

Finished Deadwood, Season 3. See ya, Sweagen. Television will be an emptier place without you. There seemed to be a lot of loose ends, and random plotlines on season 4....the actors, the school, Jane and Joanie......