Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Best Television Show Ever.

Recently, I finished watching the 5th and last season of my favorite show of all time, The Wire. For those who aren't familiar with the show, it's a cop show that not only follows the cops but with each season, explores a different institution of the city of Baltimore, Maryland such as the drug trade (Season 1), the ports (Season 2), politics (season 3), the school system (season 4), and finally the media ( season 5).


To merely categorize this as a cop show would be doing it a great disservice as it really takes a deeper look at the socio-political problems that all major cities face today. Each institution is thoroughly examined with each season to the point where even the lowest criminal, dock worker, police officer, student, etc. leap off the screen with great sincerity and heartfelt realism. Yes, they do all this and still make the story lines REALLY entertaining too. This is truly a show to be watched, re-watched and learned from.
Here's a Spoiler Free trailer for the show:

And one for Season 5!

8 comments:

Matt said...

Whoa, wait! Season 5 is out on DVD already?! I love just taking a whole season of this show and watching the entire thing in one weekend. It's exhausting and it leaves you with a lot of troubling thoughts but it feels so complete. Damn it's good TV.

Elepant Loves Tiger said...

Hey!!! We just saw Wall-E. Last week. The movie has just show in Singapore last week!!! haha a little late. We like it!!!!
They don't have this show (the Wire) in Singapore...I think may be it is too complicate for Singaporeans.

Danarchy said...

Right on Man, the Wire is a great show, way to spread the love. I wish they would make more.

Fill Marc Sagadraca said...

Definitely one of the best shows! I'm midway through season 3. But stopped after my hiatus was over. I hear it gets even better from where I'm at in the series.

King M. Mugabi said...

second best

-King

Aparna said...

I love the second one

Andre Barnwell said...

BEST SERIES EVER! Having a friend of mine grow up in Baltimore, he confesses that life out there in the projects is like that and another in politics says theres thin line between fiction and reality that the Wire portrays, making it such a great series. Not to say there aren't any good ones out there, but the story telling is so good its hard not to watch it it all in one sitting.

Nick Vona said...

Best Show Ever... Period...