Monday, September 25, 2006

"I still wake up white on a blog that ain't." - Carcetti (paraphrased)

More Wire geekiness:
- Here's an in-depth new blog hopelessly devoted to every nuance of the show. David Simon posted a couple of comments, justifiably irritated by a post suggesting the show maybe is soft-peddling the junkie aspect. He pointed out that he wrote a six-hour miniseries focused on just addicts that was so grim even I couldn't get through it.
- Slate posted another "best show in the history of television" article shortly after the critical round-up in my previous post. They're also running one of their "TV club" features for season 4 where every week Steve James, the director of Hoop Dreams and other documentaries, and author Alex Kotlowitz discuss the show.
- Here's a fairly recent, extensive Q&A with David Simon that I see was just updated a few days ago. Man, this guy doesn't toss off anything he writes, not even his interview responses.

My Mondays are going to be rougher for the next couple of months as new Wire episodes are popping up a week in advance right at midnight on HBO On Demand. Man, that scene next week where Bubbles is killed by a stingray at the Baltimore aquarium was eerily prescient!*

*yes, potentially irate googler, that's a phony spoiler.

5 comments:

bruce said...

But lets not forget the most important thing from the last Wire.

OMAR is back

Chris said...

Hooray for Omar being back and buying cereal in his pajamas, not so much for Omar full frontal. I'm happy to see Bunny Colvin back as well.

BayonneMike said...

I didn't really buy this week's sit-down at the Hyatt scene. C'mon! Even if such events really do take place, it seems pretty dumb. And dumb things in real life appear even dumber in television shows.

Also, Carcetti bugs me as a character.

Chris said...

And dumb things in real life appear even dumber in television shows.

I think this is known as the "Law & Order" maxim.

I'll fully admit Carcetti is one of the most annoying characters, but on the plus side his campaign advisor lady is smokin' hot (though seemingly not as hot as she was last year)

bruce said...

but on the plus side his campaign advisor lady is smokin' hot (though seemingly not as hot as she was last year)

Yeah what the hell, well at least the lovely Amy Ryan from season 2 is back somewhat. She looks a lot hotter as a blonde.

On the Law and Order Hottie front. So they at least took the two hotties from Convinction. Then putting them in new jobs. Plus the new ADA is smokin on L&O