Seith Mann's intense, touching, and very well-made 2003 NYU short five deep breaths helped get both Mann a stint directing on the show and its lead, Jamie Hector, the chance to play young drug lord Marlo Stanfield.
David Simon quips, "I feel like David Chase."
We're pretty sure you can evacuate a person.
Doesn't he have better things to do?
As is typical in season openers for this long, slow, chess match of a TV show, a whole lot, and almost nothing, happens.
Plus quotes from Clark Johnson, Daniel Clowes, and Richard Simmons.
"This is our Sopranos; this is our Six Feet Under. And the fans feel slighted."
How does a nice guy play a ruthless drug lord? Moving "the way a king might move."
Now that the fifth and final season of the greatest show of all time is upon us, we’re very nearly experiencing tachycardia.
"Read between the lines," the ad urges us. And so we will!
Michael K. Williams on Playing Omar on ‘The Wire,’ Discovering Snoop, and How Janet Jackson Changed His Life
Vulture sits down with everyone's favorite stickup artist.
The bullshit politicians, nearsighted cops, and cannibalistic drug dealers are all here, of course, but it’s the doomed schoolkids—Randy, Namond, Dukie, and Michael—who best give life to the capital-T tragedy of Baltimore’s failing of institutions.
Plus: When Bunk Met McNulty!
This isn't a trailer so much as a preview packed with new footage and snippets of "hey, our show is smart and great!" comments from the cast and creator David Simon, but it ought to be enough to get the small but passionate Wire cult pumped for the premiere of the Greatest Show in the History of Television's final season in January.
What questions will get answered in season five?
What does season five have in store for Beadie Russell?
What can we learn from Margaret Talbot's 11,000 words in The New Yorker?
HBO teases The Wire.
What can we learn about season five from the Washington Post's coverage of the show's wrap party?
About the sweetest thing we've read all week.
Last month, fans argued about whether Tony Soprano was killed at the end of The Sopranos. This month, fans are eagerly flipping to the end of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows to see whether Harry snuffs it. In honor of those two cliffhangers, Vulture presents its list of ten fictional characters we definitely want to see die.
Meerkat Manor, Mad TV, and even freaking On the Lot received more Emmy nominations this morning than did The Wire.
Short answer: Nope!