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I started this blog in 2007. No one had heard of The Wire and I was making experimental films that a select few saw. My initial tagline for this blog was: 'I write concisely. always. I'm trying to improve this - however, sometimes few words work better'. Then I found Twitter. However, I still post here once a week, so feel free to comment or just to simply say hii.
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Thursday, September 25, 2008 @ 6:39 AM
ba bye

Season Five of The Wire is coming to an end on TG4. I keep missing episodes but I just got the DVD in the post so I'll be filling in the gaps over the weekend. I am really looking forward to watching it despite having discovered some distressing plot points regarding Prop Joe, Omar Little and Jimmy McNulty. I am currently attempting 'Wire-amnesia' and expect I will be left aghast when I actually watch the scenes...

David Simon was in Dublin recently giving a talk about the Wire at the IFI. I would have liked to have attended but at the time I was getting a bit tired of hearing about the Dickensian brilliance of the Wire, although, it would have been great to hear Simon discuss non-Wire projects - he is an inspirational writer.

I think the avalanche of positive press that arrived with the start of season five jarred a little with the slightly strained serial killer plot and the increasingly irritating McNulty and Freemon. I'm hoping the hype I've heard about the final episodes being some of the best ever proves to be true - I should know by about midnight on Sunday...

Below is a clip from the Washington Post as part of Down to 'The Wire': It's a Wrap for Gritty TV Series - the full article can be read here

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