Tuesday, March 11, 2008

For The Wire

One of my favorite bands is Wire.

My favorite TV show is the Wire. Not one of my favorites. It's just my favorite, definitively. It's surprising that I'm the first one to post on the show as I am pretty sure at least one of our contributors feels the same way. Watch the show. After seasons one and two you may start thinking "this could be the greatest show I've ever seen on television." After seasons three and four (especially four) all doubts will be exorcised. Season five, the final season, just wrapped up the show nicely. The Wire is pure literature in that its writing possesses all the characteristics I appreciate in good literature: grit, heart, beauty, and a few other clichéd terms I could use . It doesn't overreach and it always seems to casually ("casually"= evidence of quality writing, this sentence=self referential) stumble onto undeniable brilliance every episode.

My personal favorite Wire moment is season four's scene in which Bunk has a one-on-one conversation with Omar.

I've cried while watching the Wire a few times. But I'm a pretty emotional guy with strong feminine tendencies (hah).

K, back to writing my paper about the federal budgeting cycle (yay!)

ta ta,
Daniel

8 comments:

charz said...

I read this post assuming the whole time it was garz posting this until the end. Anyways, I'm too tired right now to get into a long detailed response, and Garz and I already talked in depth about it on Sunday and Monday. So I'll just say that yup... the wire fucking ruled and it sucks that it's not on anymore. I'm jealous of anyone who hasn't seen it, because they still have the ability to watch it for the first time not knowing what's going to happen.

charz said...

to continue the wire thread, what do you take from Marlo's reaction after he owns those two chumps on the corner. My boss and I had differing interpertations. I won't say either, as not to taint your responses.

charz said...
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Danny said...
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Danny said...

See I think Marlo knows he should leave the game but he knows he can't. That scene just illustrates why he can't...he's too damn good at it.

Eric said...

I'm sorry to have disappointed you, charz, but I haven't touched a computer since you wrote that comment. Either way, I agree with Danny. Marlo's got the same problem as Avon...he's a born gangster and he couldn't leave the game if he tried (which he did, but he ain't no Stringer Bell). Making money isn't the game for Marlo; it's about name and respect and the crown.

Danny said...

woops, i deleted the wrong comment. Sorry Charz. Charz was bummed cos no one responded to his Wire question. There, now everything's OK

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