Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The Wire is the Sh*t

Dominic West as McNulty (foreground).

I'm not big on crime dramas (other than SVU) or other macho stuff, but after hearing about The Wire I thought I'd put it on our Netflix queue. Man oh man, this show is good. It takes a few episodes to ease in-- there are a lot of characters and the accents are hard to understand (we've started watching with subtitles)-- but once you're in, you're hooked.

We just finished watching the first season. Season 2 is in the mail. Season 5 (the final season) begins on HBO in January. A friend says that the show has gotten better every season, so I'm looking forward to spending this winter with the cops and criminals of Baltimore.

From 300 (I hated this movie). That's him again in front, looking a little too hunkalicious for me.


Anonymous said...

Were you a fan of Homicide: Life on the Street? One of my favorite shows EVER (I'm slumming with morning reruns on WGN; for some insane reason it used to be syndicated on Lifetime (I know --"Television for Women"). Anyway, a bunch of the people who worked on Homicide went to do The Wire, so yes, it is indeed the shizzit.


chanchow said...

No, never watched Homicide: Life on the Street. I'll have to wiki that.