March 22, 2011.

A.K.A. Day 2 without The Wire.

The withdrawals have begun.

I already miss Omar. And Bubbles. And McNulty. And Bunk. And Herc. And Freamon. And Greggs. Hell, I even miss Rawls.

Oh. Not sure what I’m talking about? Only the best show ever. Well, one of ’em anyway.

We all know I like and watch entirely too many television shows. I like to think I have good taste though – I’ve recommended LOST, How I Met Your Mother and Dexter to people who are now hooked (RIP LOST). I like cop shows and smart shows (please disregard my love for Jersey Shore here) and any show that can hook me in the first hour.

The Wire, recommended to me by my cousin, wasn’t high up on my list at first. He’s the only person who was telling me how good it was and he and I don’t always have the same taste in what’s good and what’s not. But after much convincing, I moved it up to the top of my Netflix queue and, well, wondering where I’ve been the last month and a half?

Yeah. Watching The Wire. All five seasons. All the f-bombs, the gangstas, the drugs and Omar whistling “The Farmer in the Dell” every time he walked up on a stash-house (where they keep the drugs, for those of you wondering) with his shotgun to rob them.

The Wire got me through appendicitis recovery and show pre-sweeps hiatuses and I’m gonna miss it. Like all my other favorite shows (too many, I know, but when you ask to borrow ’em bet you’re glad I have them to share. FOR FREE), I probably will own it at some point.

But not right now. It’s 105 bucks on Amazon.

Sheeeeeeeeeeeit.

For those of you without young children in the room and/or who don’t have an aversion to the extreme amount of cursing allowed on HBO shows, here’s a clip of all the best lines from the show. Enjoy. And then go watch all five seasons. It’s good stuff. Trust me.

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