Happy Holidays, folks. It’s the last episode of the season! I don’t have too many words for y’all, just let the music do the talking. Currently binge watching all seasons of The Wire, so join in to the discussion and subscribe to the mailing list.
Growing up, I always strayed away from watching the show entirely. My brother Bishop was a hardcore fan but outside of his burned DVD copies I never actually followed the story. My problem was that I saw a little bit of everybody in the show. There was an incident that happened with my family around that time that made me want to reject the perception of The Wire entirely.
Looking back, it’s wild because when I was in South Africa earlier this year, there were people who knew of Baltimore because of The Wire. The show’s influence is undeniable and watching now as an adult, I have a different perspective. Yes, the acting talent is deep and the cinematography was and still is gorgeous…but what keeps you is the story. The characters, their lives and how they all slowly succumb to what they all acknowledge as “the game”. No matter who you are, the game changes you, it changes the players but the game itself never changes. I think it’s this aspect that keeps people coming back to watch the show but I’ll really figure it out for myself this time.
That’s it, though. Take the “Wackness Vaccine” and get at us in the new year. R.I.P. to Ecstacy of Whodini! One of the first MAJOR Hip Hop groups, your legacy will not be forgotten.
We are taking a break for now but we’ll be back in 2021.