Wednesday, January 2, 2008

The Wire

An interesting essay in The Atlantic describes David Simon's tendencies to distort reality to fit his jaundiced view of the world. It doesn't make The Wire any worse of a show. In fact, the intensity of his beliefs goes a long way toward explaining what makes The Wire so great. Still--as is obvious to anyone who's seen the show--the man's got some anger.

1 comment:

JMW said...

I just watched the first episode of the fifth season at a friend's place. (HBO On Demand.) Like past seasons -- except four, I think -- it takes a bit to establish some new characters, etc. But no reason to think it won't live up to the rest of the series. Amen.