Although I imagine that every person on the planet has at least heard of “The Wire,” I’m still surprised that many haven’t heard much about it or even tried to watch it. Even though I don’t necessarily place much credence in popularity or critical review, “The Wire” has placed high or on top of many polls of enumerating ‘the best of.’
The wikipedia and IMDB links are for anyone who is interested in taking a cursory glance at that details of the show.
“The Wire” is a slow-starter. Despite its crime backdrop, the show is really a look at how people think, react and live. It’s meticulously realistic and relates to anyone watching.
I count this show as one of the best I’ve ever seen.
Rest in peace, Omar! (The best ‘bad’ guy ever on television.)