Sunday, February 11, 2007

The "Wire"/Stoppard Connection

Since I don't subscribe to HBO, it took me a while to develop an appreciation for "The Wire." Once Season One arrived on DVD, though, I was hooked. It's not hyperbolic to say that it's one of the best television series ever.

What I didn't realize until I read this article from The Guardian is that Dominic West, aka Jimmy McNulty, is actually British. In fact, he's currently starring in Stoppard's "Rock 'n' Roll" in the West End. Who knew?

I can't wait for Season Four of "The Wire" to appear on DVD or for the final wrap-up in Season Five. In the meantime, here's a really smart deconstruction of the series' various credit sequences, each set to a different version of Tom Waits' "Way Down in the Hole."

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