Monday, March 03, 2008

End of the Line (The Wire)

Sundaynight is the series finale of the Wire, HBO's best series and arguably the best in the history of television. The stories were richly textured, heavily layer and sometime downright dense. But deeply rewarded the viewer that invested the time to see what the creators Burns and Simon were trying to say, (and they had a lot to say.) Capturing a distressed area of Baltimore where drug dealing and gang warfare were prevalent the series viewed this area from the viewpoint of the law, politics, education and the media. I tracked last season as the series looked at the young men that sell drugs on the corner and how the educational system has failed them. This season brings everything full circle and we see those impressionable minds now the same hardened, and ruthless killers we were introduced to in season one
A true Triumph in television

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