I implore you to watch this interview with David Simon, screenwriter of The Greatest Show On Television, Ever™. Seriously, if you haven't seen The Wire yet, what the hell are you waiting for? Watch this interview with Bill Moyers Journal then get the five seasons of The Wire on DVD, watch them and then talk to me about it. Do it!
Here's a scene seen at the beginning of the interview and a taste of what you've been missing.
DETECTIVE JIMMY MCNULTY: Let me understand you, every Friday night you and your boys will shoot crap right? And every Friday night your pal Snot Boogie he'd wait 'till there was cash on the ground and then he'd grab the money and run away? You let him do that?
WITNESS: If we'd catch him we'd beat his ass but ain't nobody let it go past that.
DETECTIVE JIMMY MCNULTY: I gotta ask you, if every time Snot Boogie would grab the money and run away why'd you even let him in the game?
DETECTIVE JIMMY MCNULTY: Snot Boogie always stole the money, why'd you let him play?
WITNESS: Got to. This America, man.
Watching this great chat with David Simon has me aching to revisit The Greatest Show On Television, Ever™. Omar comin!