Bill Simmons on The Wire

Here’s an excerpt of a great section on The Wire from Bill Simmons’ archive:

I’ll go this far: I’d put Season 1 of “The Wire” against anything. The first three seasons of “The Sopranos.” Seasons 1 or 2 of “24.” The first seasons of “NYPD Blue,” “ER” or “Miami Vice.” You name it. I have never seen a show like it. Season 2 wasn’t as good (if Season 1 was an A-plus-plus-plus, then Season 2 was a B-plus), and we’re just about to dive into Season 3, so I don’t have an opinion on that yet. Everyone seems to agree that they outdid themselves with Season 4 and that it’s a legitimate masterpiece. Just know that you can absolutely start watching Season 4 without having seen the other three seasons. It’s not an ideal way to break into the show, but you can do it.

So that I don’t steal traffic from his site, go here and scroll down to 17 to read the rest.  It’s very worth it.


~ by jaredran on October 10, 2007.

One Response to “Bill Simmons on The Wire”

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