So this is it...
The final episode of the Wire premiers tonight a week in advance for Comcast On Demand customers. I of course always watch it a week early...because I just can't really wait.
I don't know how I feel about it all.
This last season has been difficult at best. The story line seems flat and pushed. It feels like a giant game of Earthball as opposed to a tight game of basketball. There are too many topics, camps, and undercurrents pursued. It has lost a lot of it's tightness and most of the characters are painted with both sides of the brush making any sort of fablesque moral fiber hard to weave with.
Well it ends today. I'm excited for it. I'm sad that we'll be losing the Wire series and I'm even sadder for the people in this city that don't watch it. It really is amazing. I recommend it above Homicide, and any Levinson or Waters film.
"The bigger the lie, the more they believe."