I’ve never written about The Wire before, but I feel compelled to say something brief now. It took me a long time to truly become obsessed with this show, but I’ve been watching these recent episodes in absolute awe.
Every episode I watch feels like heartbreak — these characters are so real, so complex, so brilliantly acted by a young cast of rough diamonds. Just, wow. Felicia Pearson, who plays Snoop, is a revelation.
I could go on and on, but all I’ve really got to say is this — if you’ve been resisting The Wire as I did for so long, give it another chance. It’s bleak, and there’s lots of characters to care about, but this is important, amazing television. I can’t wait for next week’s season finale. Cannot. Wait.
** a warning to those of you who may have missed recent episodes, you might not want to read these comments below. Unless you’re itching for a spoiler. Then by all means, click away.