Wednesday, May 1st 2013
“Wherever I go the real hard-core drug dealers come up to me and confide in me. I almost feel guilty turning around and saying: ‘Ello, mate. My name’s Idris and I’m from London.’ I don’t want to break the illusion.” - On why he uses his American accent when talking to fans of “The Wire”
Saturday, April 27th 2013
GREATEST SCENE IN THE HISTORY OF TELEVISION
Tuesday, October 2nd 2012
Monday, September 17th 2012
Friday, August 24th 2012
KISS HIM NOWWWWW!
Wednesday, August 22nd 2012
The Wire gag reel
Felicia Pearson of The Wire - Giant by Illiana Rabun-Wood, 2008
I loved every character on The Wire, but Snoop was one of my favourites & the woman who played her is stunning!
Tuesday, August 21st 2012
SB & I spent the summer watching the entire series of The Wire. It was one of those amazing shows that had slipped us by. We also somehow managed to remain completely unaware of any character deaths or plot twists. All we knew was that the show took place in Baltimore & that Michael K. Williams played a bad-ass named Omar. Because of that we didn’t discuss the show online while we watched it, but instead lived inside it. For the past two months it was just us & David Simon’s brilliance, living together in a frightening, beautiful, terrible world.
The series is outstanding. It was so much more than I expected, which was a really great cop drama. It far surpasses any cop drama I’ve ever watched (and I’ve watched a lot), it transcends the genre while also living within the gritty realness expected from the genre. The show’s creator, David Simon, is a former police reporter from Baltimore. Other writers & contributors to the show were local former homicide detectives, police officers, politicians, drug dealers & teachers. This lent such a wonderful realistic view to the show & such respect to people who represent these social figures, making them fantastically three-dimensional, each character was flawed, but human; easy to loathe and equally easy to love.
The show features beautiful wonderful gay characters; some of the best ever depicted on television. The show, in fact, should be more celebrated for its depiction of homosexual characters as their sexuality was a part of them and nothing about the gay characters felt disrespectful or unrealistic. It’s also one of the longest running series to feature an ensemble cast of mostly minorities. Many of the actors were unknowns, or character actors, some are actual former politicians, police officers and drug dealers. It is supremely, superbly acted, the casting is on the level of Mad Men, Sopranos & Deadwood in that it found actors who could live inside the roles, who encompassed them fully & became the character. I would go so far as to call it a perfect television series, free from any writing or development flaws. It tells metaphorical stories without feeling contrived or preaching. It challenges us as viewers and doesn’t give us an expected conclusion to any story, but every story develops and ends satisfactorily because the viewer feels propelled and excited by the story. SB & I had wonderful inspired discussions after many episodes, and that’s my favourite result of a truly great series.
The fourth season, especially, is an absolute triumph in television. I’ll preface this final opinion by reminding everyone that I am a die-hard Sopranos fan and believe it is the best television series ever made and say that the fourth season of The Wire meets and, I would be open to the argument, even supersedes The Sopranos at its best. I don’t like to pit great against great though, so I’ll say that the series is an absolute wonder - that I rate it alongside The Sopranos, Breaking Bad, Mad Men and Deadwood as a glorious work of televised fiction. If you haven’t watched it yet: do.
Monday, August 20th 2012
I love PEOPLE TO KILL lists!
Saturday, August 18th 2012Tweet
Saturday, August 11th 2012
Waylon, The Wire episode 413: Final Grades
Saturday, July 28th 2012
Stringer is our whole world!
Friday, July 27th 2012
Anonymous asked: What do you fine ladies do for a living?
I’m a crack addict who provides useful information about Baltimore drug dealers to a pretty lesbian. SB is a pretty lesbian cop who pays me for information about Baltimore drug dealers. It’s all very sexy!
Tuesday, July 24th 2012
How do you pronounce HNNNNGGGG? Wait. Never mind.
REALLY INTO THESE TWO RIGHT NOW!
Saturday, July 21st 2012
Bunk and McNulty successfully work a crime scene, communicating only through variations of the word “fuck”.