Posted by Brian McCullough
This Sunday marks the final episode of HBO’s The Wire. I’m sure most of you have never seen it. I’m sure a lot of you have had friends rhapsodize about how wonderful it is.
Let me join the chorus. Not only do the 5 seasons of The Wire represent the greatest achievement in television history, The Wire stands with the Godfather movies as one of the greatest film achievements in American culture. I’d even go so far as to say it’s one of the greatest American achievements in narrative art, to rival Hemingway, Sinclair and Twain.
Is that praise enough for ya?
If you’ve never watched the show, please do not watch this Sunday. Instead, put disc one of season one on your Netflix queue. There are 3 episodes on that first disc. If you watch those 3 episodes and do not become a fan, then, I dunno… I owe you a beer.
If you have been watching, here’s a fun little inside joke for you.
Cheers, Wire cast and crew! It’s all in the game.