January 3, 2008

Hey. Just Wanted To Make Sure You're Watching The Wire

Just wanted to remind you that The Wire - by far the best police crime drama of all time this side of the Commish - begins its fifth and final season this Sunday at 9pm.

Not having seen the show before and/or not having HBO are ridiculous excuses. If needed, may we recommend you get premium cable for two months and then cancel it, and maybe during this time you purchase four fewer grande skim lattes with cinnamon and low foam. Also know that Mel's husband from Flight of the Conchords plays a writer for the Baltimore Sun, so.

HBO says this season "will center on the media's role in addressing - or failing to address - the fundamental political, economic and social realities depicted over the course of the series, while also resolving storylines of the numerous characters woven throughout the narrative arc of the show." As the material digs deeper into the Baltimore media scene over ten episodes, we can only hope Butter Team's high-integrity staff will escape the mudslinging.

Hey world, check out how silly and disfunctional Baltimore is (Season 5 Trailer):

Semi-related potent postables:

The Meters - Live Wire
Fischerspooner - The 15th (Wire cover)
Rogue Wave - Bird On A Wire
The Commish Theme


Dr. Johnny Fever said...

From Universal Studios Hollywood, this is American Gladiators...

That's right, it's back, and this time it's Zap, Lace and Turbo on steroids (see Venom, Hammer and Wolf).

No, I don't work for NBC or have any affiliation to the show, just a big fan who's excited about the reincarnation this Sunday. With all the great programming upcoming, it's going to be a full year for my DVR.


Now do us all a favor and bring back Mike Adamle.

Ryan said...

also, if you have comcast...and HBO, you probably also have HBO on demand. Which means you can watch the first episode of season 5 TODAY. HBO is going to be putting up every wire episode on On Demand the Monday before it is shown. so that means episode 2 will be available this coming monday.

oh...and the first episode is frustratingly good...like all good wire episodes. get on it.

Z said...

best part of the original AG was all the mullets in the crowd, hope they can help preserve that element in the new class.

ryan, thanks for the heads up. I'm a little nervous about watching the show before sunday night, that feels like cheating. but i might not have a choice.

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