3.23.2010

Television on _The Wire_

And the wire winds right into our homes –– the wire is television, that great, misunderstood medium. And once there, it opens up, flowers, extends itself. Most television programs take precise aim, delivering a particular product to a particular demographic. The shows are pat; the jokes and drama and characters canned. But not The Wire. The Wire , once inside the house, expands rather than contracts.....

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1 comment:

Chad Lott said...

Hands down one of my favorite moments in The Wire occurs in season 4. When Omar walks the streets in only a robe and receives a package thrown down from a window it's like looking at some mythical beast hoard gold.