Yes, this is yet another entry about The Wire. I'm not apologizing. This is my blog and I write about what I dig. I don't remember digging anything as much as I dug The Wire.
It's only been five days since I finished the series finale but already the daily ramifications have been significant. There are three things in particular...
I Miss It
I miss the tremendously interesting characters from The Greatest Show On Television, Ever™. I miss McNulty, Omar, Bodie, Bunk, Freamon and Bubs terribly. I miss them all. I also miss the depth of the writing, the spirit of the show and how The Wire changed the way I think about everything. I feel like I'm in mourning, playing that damn Pogues song all the time and talking about the show to everyone who will listen.
It's Ruined Television
During the past week, I've returned to my regular television viewing habits. Shows I once loved, like Lost, pale when compared to The Wire. Everything seems dumbed down, everything seems sillier, far less compelling and boring now. Now that I've had a taste of The Greatest Show On Television, Ever™, it's painful to watch just about everything else.
Where Do I Go From Here?
I want another Wire. I need something that will grip me like The Wire gripped me, something in the same vein. I've previously enjoyed Oz, Six Feet Under and The Sopranos. Please tell me what I should watch next. What next?