Tuesday, November 4, 2008
After hearing rave reviews about this TV show for quite some time now through various blogs and articles I decided I had to submerge my bad self into the world of the Baltimore(setting of the show) police department. I also decided it best to start from the very beginning in order to allow myself concentrate on the whole picture.
Four episodes into series 1 and what do I think? It is a bloody good programme. It is utterly engrossing. I feel like hibernating right now and smacking myself in the face with all the later episodes and seasons(its at season 5 at present I believe)
In my opinion what sets it apart from all other "Cop" shows on the box at the moment is the sequence and flow of the storylines. The CSIs and all that are grand for one or two episodes but I always feel like each episode is a carbon copy of the rest given their format:
The Wire seems to be a long running storyline centered around a loose and reluctant collection of cops delegated the role of breaking up a drugs ring ridden with unsolved murders in the Projects. Four episodes in and already I am indulged in the rugged network of police politics and corruption. Every scene and character encounter is relevant. The are funny moments too, which I like.
Get involved in this programme-you wont be disappointed.