TV The Wire
Tonight at 10 on HBO, the best television show ever produced begins its fourth season.
The Wire isn’t good television in the Project Runway sense — it’s good storytelling in the Crime & Punishment sense. Hyperbole? Perhaps, but the point is made — THIS IS GOOD SHIT.
The fourth season promises to be the most intense yet, focusing on the Baltimore public schools and their relationship to the massive drug trade in that city, explored in detail in the first three seasons. Instead of moving on to a new story, each season builds on the last, with countless story lines crisscrossing in every direction.
The Wire is an unblinking, unapologetic look at Americans and the American city, not to be missed.
(Note: When I added HBO to our cable service a couple weeks ago, Comcast Seattle was having a special on HBO - $7/month, for a year.)