Tag Archives: the wire

Sing your way out from way down in the hole

Everyone needs to go and see The Wire: The Musical, even if it doesn’t appear to feature a one-word duet between Bunk and McNulty: The Wire: The Musical with Michael Kenneth Williams from Michael Kenneth Williams You should also, of course, make sure you’re fully familiar with the 19th century work that it’s based on.

Worth Reading 32: Power of five

From the sublime to the ridiculous, here we go again: “When It’s Not Your Turn”: The Quintessentially Victorian Vision of Ogden’s “The Wire” – The Wire is often compared to Dickens, but what might it have been like if it actually had been a 19th century serial novel? (via) Poll: Nearly 4 in 10 Americans […]

Gotham on the Chesapeake

The Wire finished its run on the BBC last night, and proved itself to be every bit as good as the hype that had surrounded it. Rather than delivering yet another encomium as to how good it is, I shall attempt an original comment regarding it instead. (Well, one that a brief Googling doesn’t seem […]

She’s no Tommy Carcetti

Update: You know what they say about something being too good to be true? Yes, this was. Nicely done fake, though. The Mayor of Baltimore responds to Chris Grayling’s comments, and proves that she’s got a sense of humour. Or humor, given that she’s American. o present a television show as the real Baltimore is […]

Chris Grayling owns a TV

So, Chris Grayling has declared that parts of Britain are ‘like The Wire‘. Interestingly, BBC Two are now showing series 5 of that, where we see that a smooth-talking politician who was elected on a promise of change and a ‘new day’ turns out to have no answers to a crippling financial crisis other than […]