I started watching the first season of HBO's The Wire upon the recommendation of Nate Dawg. I had never seen it before, nor heard all that much about it; but he let me borrow the DVD so it couldn't hurt to watch. It's a gritty hour-long drama series about detectives trying to break up a Baltimore drug cartel. I got sucked into the story line after the first episode. The show has such an interesting group of characters both on the side of the guys selling drugs and those trying to bust them. It has the pacing closer to a movie rather than some episode of Law and Order. I only got about half way though the season this weekend, but i like what i've seen so far. I hope it keeps up.
I must admit i was a bit put off by its crass nature at first. But hey, it's HBO and they want to make sure you know you're not watching network television by throwing in all the explicit scenes that even FOX can't touch. For example, one whole scene uses only the f-word (along with an occasional "mother," "yeah," or "me") as dialog, nevertheless they were able to actually move the plot forward. Perhaps that's how things really are in the Baltimore crime fighting community. I guess i was just bothered because i'm just a PG-13 kind of guy.Posted by Matthew at January 9, 2005 11:15 PM