Michael K. Williams was the actor best known for portraying Omar, my favourite character in the greatest television show of all-time, The Wire on Hulu..
...and all the pieces matter. - FreamonPiece by piece, a wild but true story is being told with Toronto's city hall at the epicentre. Almost daily more details emerge. This video was released just over an hour ago. (NSFW due to language.) Link to video Call it a crisis of
Offiicials are going to crack down on alcohol consumption in Trinity Bellwoods Park. That got me thinking about Major Bunny Colvin and his paper bag monologue during the second episode of the third season of The Wire. Here it is if you're unfamiliar with The Greatest Show On Television, Ever™
I didn't see Family Guy last night, but I'm told it included this bit about Breaking Bad and The Wire. In case YouTube pulls the clip, it's Peter Griffin being hypnotized to say "Breaking Bad is the best show I've ever seen, except maybe The Wire. I will never stop
The Greatest Show On Television, Ever™ made its debut on HBO ten years ago, and they're finally giving us fans what we've been asking for. A musical!
I recently finished watching The Wire for a second time. I thought I'd throw down some final thoughts while it's all still fresh. First and foremost, I was as riveted the second time as I was the first time, and the first time I thought it was the greatest television
I'm ploughing my way through The Wire a second time. I should wrap up season four this weekend. Dare I say The Greatest Show On Television, Ever™ is even better the second time? The first time around, I listed my ten favourite characters on The Wire, but that list will
It's been almost two years since I finished my first viewing of The Wire, a.k.a, The Greatest Show On Television, Ever™. A couple of days later, I was asking where the hell I go from there. Watching The Wire pretty much ruined television for me. Since then, I've
No question, it's The Wire. Trust me. If you've seen The Wire, I'm 100% sure you'll agree. And if you've seen The Wire, you'll love this blog I just discovered. It's called Wire Inspire, and the site's "about" description says it all. Everything I need to know, I learned from
Attention fellow Wire fans. This insight is courtesy of NYMAG.com. Last night was the premiere of season two of Treme, stocked once again with its wealth of alumni from David Simon's last series, The Wire. But seeing all these welcome familiar faces is hardly a freak occurrence on television
Felicia “Snoop” Pearson from The Wire was arrested earlier today during a drug raid in Baltimore. When Snoop hits the news, it's a great excuse to revisit her trip to the Hardware Barn to buy a nail gun. I love that scene.
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David Mills was 48. He was the award-winning TV writer and producer whose credits included celebrated series such as The Wire, Homicide: Life on the Street and ER. I will be eternally grateful for his collaborations with David Simon, especially The Wire, The Greatest Show On Television, Ever™.
It's pretty rare these days that I get excited about a new television series. Sure, I'm up for tonight's premiere of The Pacific, but that's not the show I'm most heavily anticipating in 2010. The show I'm most stoked about is Treme. I stand by my claim that The Wire
The Greatest Show On Television, Ever™ a.k.a. The Wire is never far from my mind. Thanks to all who have sent me links to the 100 Greatest Quotes from The Wire on YouTube. I tweeted about it in November, but I never gave it the spotlight it deserves.
In an article entitled "10 most important TV shows of the past decade", the Toronto Star lists The Wire at #1. THE WIREOne of the great benefits of cable, in addition to freedom from the network limitations of content and ratings-driven advertising, is its ability to embrace and nurture shows
This list was inspired by "Andrew with a capital A" who now goes by the name McNulty. He emailed me a list of his ten favourite characters on The Wire, The Greatest Show On Television, Ever™. His list was very good, but my list is just a little different. Here
Six years ago, I wrote about the opening of North America's first legal safe-injection site in Vancouver. Here's what I wrote back then. Today marked the official opening of North America's first legal safe-injection site at 139 East Hastings St. in Vancouver, B.C. It will be staffed by 16
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,
Before the final series of The Wire aired, HBO released three prequel shorts produced by Wire creator David Simon, exploring the backstory for the characters Prop Joe, Omar, and William ''Bunk'' Moreland. Omar Little is the single greatest character in the history of television. The Wire is overflowing with amazing
The Greatest Show On Television, Ever™ used Tom Waits' "Down In A Hole" as its theme song. Each season featured a different artist singing the song. Here's how I rank the five versions of "Down In A Hole" that accompanied the opening credits for each season of The Wire. 5.
It's come to my attention that I haven't blogged about The Wire all week. It's time to correct that oversight. This is my favourite character on The Wire, Omar Little, and Brother Mouzone. The scene opens with Omar whistling "A Huntin' We Will Go" and closes with "Omar listenin'". Stafford,
It's come to my attention that I haven't blogged about The Wire all week. It's time to correct that oversight. This is Snoop, one of Marlo's assisins, and she's buying a cordless nail gun from her neighbourhood Hardware Barn. It's a great scene and it was the opening in the
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
Some of my favourite scenes in The Wire were the wakes the Baltimore Police Department would hold at Kavanagh's Irish Pub to honour a fallen comrade. Last night, I was itching for another episode of The Wire, but ended up watching an episode of Lost from a few weeks ago