The Wire

I watched the final season of The Wire a few weeks ago and I really wish I hadn’t. I keep hunting down youtube videos and listening to the OST a lot to try and get over it but I just can’t.

I think my favourite characters were Omar and Bubbles oh and Stringer Bell. I also started really liking Snoop in season 5 and Frank Sobotka was amazing too. McNulty was awesome, and Bunk. And Kima and Namond and Prez. If I continue I’m just going to list the whole cast actually, so I guess… The only character I really disliked was Ziggy, even Scott Templeton didn’t come close to him and boy was he ever a dick. Omar broke my heart into a million little pieces and whenever I think of Bubbles I can’t help but smile. I’m fascinated by Stringer and his complexities… Even when I was kind of annoyed with him and railing against him his faults rubbed me raw so when something flipped and I loved him again it was so painful and sweet. I got very attached to him I suppose. Oh the characters. The themes and ideas the show explores are great and stuff, the plots are wonderful don’t get me wrong, but it’s the characters that made this show for me. And I have to stop typing now because I want to hand my 3d in tomorrow.

Actually I take it back, even though I personally didn’t like Ziggy, I still think his character was really interesting. I don’t think I’ve ever met anybody with that kind of detachment from the world and complete lack of responsibility but I suppose they must exist.