Sep 12 2006

The Wire is still the best show on TV

Heads up, people. The finest show being made right now just opened up its fourth season. If you're behind, get thee to Netflix and set your Tivo. The Wire has consistently provided a difficult, nuanced, extremely rewarding portrayal of the life of Baltimore cops and criminals. David Simon tops his already wonderful work on Homicide: Life on the Street, giving us something that manages to have both heavy character development and a spectacular storyline. Weaving it together with uncanny artfulness, each episode leaves me in awe. If you hate CSI and think Law and Order is dry as toast, check it oot.