Saturday, 26 January 2008

The Best TV Show Since the Invention of Radio

I've had innumerable complaints, no hang on, one complaint, about lack of posts on this blog. So here's a new one. Charlie Brooker continues what appears to be a career for him of championing The Wire. Here he is in today's Guardian with a feature on the fifth and final season where he interviews a few of the cast. Season five is due on British telly (FX) in July.

"How good is it? Put it this way: The Wire's so good, I've lost count of the number of people who've approached or emailed me just to thank ME for convincing THEM to watch it. The Wire's so good, I'm jealous of anyone who hasn't seen it yet, because they get to discover it anew. The Wire's so good, it's come to an end. Because that's what good things do, the bastards."


Graeme said...

A very good article, thanks for pointing it out.

Have you read any George Pelecanos? I'm reading one of his novels now--I figured that anyone involved that much in the writing of The Wire must be good indeed--and it's excellent. It isn't like The Wire, though there are some similar themes in play.

Tom said...

I haven't G. I have one of his novels somewhere, maybe I should give him a go.

Billy Watson said...

Hi guys,

Just thought I'd drop you a line to say thank you for turning me onto The Wire. I've been ploughing through past episodes and enjoying them immensley. Truly a great show, it's amazing how everyone doesn't know about it.

As you know, after watching The Wire it becomes your responsibility to tell all and sundry about it and that is what I am now doing.