Saturday, 5 July 2008

LWOT Recommends... watch The Wire. The best show you've probably never heard of, The Wire aired for five seasons on HBO until it was canceled to make room for James Gandolfini's growing waistline.

The gritty drama focused on a major crimes unit an urban hell-hole not named Winnipeg. A well rounded cast of character actors were used to portray Baltimore's white Irish cops, white Polish Catholic cops, white Polish Catholic stevedores, white underworld Greeks and white Czech thugs.During its run, the show was praised for its diversity and ability to show different cultural groups in a realistic light.

One of the shows highlights is Omar Little, played by The Incredible Hulk star Michael K. Williams. Little is a modern day Robin Hood, stealing money from drug dealers and getting into all kinds of shenanigans with his shotgun.

Not for the faint of heart, The Wire is full of the sex, drugs and profanity people have come to expect from HBO with the bleak outlook on life people have come to expect from Baltimore.

Watch The Wire. It will leave you saying, "Thank God I don't live in Baltimore."

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