Monday, January 7, 2008

The beginning of the end for the straight-up best television ever made:

Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiit indeed.

This is a blog dedicated to David Simon's masterpiece "The Wire", specifically to its fifth and final season, the first episode of which premiered January 6, 2008 on HBO. Throughout the season's ten-week run, our contributing writers of various ages, locales, nationalities (and opinions) will be posting about the most recent episodes as well as earlier seasons, various themes and/or characters, and the series in general.

It should be mentioned that this is a blog for people who have been watching the show up to this point and are watching it now; in other words, there will generally be spoilers in pretty much every post, so if you haven't seen the current episode or parts of previous seasons, here is your official warning-if you continue reading it will likely be ruined for you. Perhaps...even...spoiled? Anyway, I hate them and I've had parts of all four seasons tainted for me because of them and I don't want to put others through it. Of course, the show itself isn't too good about it-recall that the death of a major character in season 2 is pictured next to the episode in which it occurs on the DVD packaging. So, long story short (too late), spoilers lie ahead. One last note on this: all the episodes are available at HBO On Demand the week before they air, and though some of us have it we will not be discussing episodes until after they officially air, out of respect for those who wait, and I'd ask anyone who comments here do the same and not mention upcoming content.

Each writer will introduce themselves as they appear, and we have a fairly exciting stable this time around. So, without further ado, let the games begin.

Well get on with it motherfuckers.

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