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Seriously, I’m not sure I want to watch tellie any more now that The Wire’s gone. What’s the point?
Posted by Justine at 1:50, 15 March 2008 under Viewing, Whingeing | 12 Comments »
I share your pain. The thrill from current T.V. is gone…Maybe I’ll just rewatch the Wire from the beginning and sigh nostalgically….
Oh look, Wallace…I liked Wallace… and Dee and Bodie… Omar, my friend…
March 15th, 2008 at 1:07 PM
Sara Ryan Says:
Sing it. Never have I cared so much about anything on television. A friend sent me these to cheer me up, and they’re pretty funny. Also, I’ve been reading books by all the show’s writers, most recently Lush Life by Richard Price.
March 15th, 2008 at 1:15 PM
3. Justine Says:
Yeah, I’m definitely going to go back and watch all five seasons back to back. Cannot wait.
Sara Ryan: Yuppers. I also found these suggestions of what to read now that The Wire is gone—waaaahh!!—most excellent. I’m currently on a Denise Mina run (she’s BRILLIANT) and will then be reading Clockers and Sacred Games. I’m looking forward to also checking out Pelecanos and Lehane. And I can claim it’s all research because the novel I’m writing seems to want to be a crime novel.
March 15th, 2008 at 1:22 PM
coe booth Says:
Is it possible that I’m the only person on earth who has never seen a single episode of The Wire?
Oh, well. I guess I’ll have to catch this show on DVD.
March 15th, 2008 at 3:03 PM
5. Justine Says:
Sadly, Coe, lots and lots of people have never seen it. Was on HBO and didn’t rate very well. Watching it on DVD is the best way. It’s too agonising to watch it one episode a week.
March 15th, 2008 at 3:06 PM
Chris McLaren Says:
Pelecanos and Lehanes are awesome. You probably won’t be disappointed by their work.
March 15th, 2008 at 7:43 PM
I haven’t seen it either. Mostly because I don’t get the HBO channel.
But I saw an episode of Ace of Cakes where they made a cake for a party The Wire had. That’s the closest I’ve been to watching it.
March 15th, 2008 at 7:44 PM
I hate it when they cut off my favorite shows!! That’s why I am kind of giving up on anything but soap operas. Those never end.
March 15th, 2008 at 8:30 PM
KT Horning Says:
Eek got me a bumper sticker for my birthday that says “What Would Omar Do?” The most memorable scene in T.V. history has got to be Omar going out in his silk bathrobe to buy Honey Nut Cheerios for his boyfriend.
Props to Prop Joe, too. R.I.P.
March 16th, 2008 at 1:23 AM
See, my feeling is that now that The Wire is over, it’s finally safe to watch it on DVD. I’m tired of falling in love with shows and having them cancelled, especially shows with long, complex story arcs. Thus, I have resolved not to watch a series unless it has concluded, not because the stupid netword decided to cancel, but because the story is complete.
March 16th, 2008 at 2:05 AM
Network, not netword.
There are rumors that David Simon may be talked into a 6th season of The Wire that focuses on the influx of Latinos into the drug market in Baltimore. Keep your fingers crossed.
The other series he’s working on now deals with the music scene in New Orleans. That sounds promising, too. He tends to use the same actors over and over, so we’ll most likely see some of our old favorites in different roles. I can see Omar with a sax.
March 16th, 2008 at 9:53 AM
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