Courtesy of Running With My Eyes Closed comes a tip about a fantastic New Yorker article on THE WIRE.
If you watch the show, you'll get insight into how the production's run, how the actors work with the writers, how the show's creators met and what their backgrounds are, and what they envisioned when embarking on THE WIRE.
If you haven't seen the show, OH FOR GOD'S SAKE. Rent it on DVD now and get watching.
THE WIRE is unforgettable, epic television. Sound boring? Hells no. It somehow manages to be funny, damning, heartbreaking, and hopeful. Authentic to the human condition, in other words, providing a literal city's worth of stories with surprising twists and unvarnished endings -- no network cop show, this. It really watches like a novel, so start from season 1. You'll have plenty of time to get caught up before the final season airs in January.
Oh, and David Simon's next project? A series about musicians in post-Katrina New Orleans. I am so there.