Monday, March 10, 2008
Last night, The Wire came to an end. I won't post much about my thoughts since there are people (Elly) who read this blog who haven't started watching this season.
But, I will say that I will miss what I believe to be, the only real show on television.
Here's a good quote from an article in today's New York Times:
“The Wire” ended at just the right time: too soon. And it’s not that Mr. Simon’s series was the only intelligent drama on television. The difference is that most smart shows try to dazzle viewers with what they don’t know: “House” on Fox throws out the rarest diseases and most far-fetched diagnostic tools to update Sherlock Holmes and “Numb3rs” on CBS twists every crime to fit an advanced mathematical formula.
“The Wire” worked with primary sources that anybody could grasp if they looked closely out the window on the train from New York to Washington. It’s the same view of Baltimore — abandoned row houses, gutted factories and bullet-pocked store fronts — that McNulty takes in when he parks his car and looks down at the city from afar.
“It is what it is,” is what McNulty and others would say to end a conversation. “The Wire” was what it was, and that was a lot.