Wednesday, September 13, 2006


The Greatest Show Ever, The Wire, has been picked up for a fifth season. The creators of the series have always said that the entire story would be told in five seasons, even though HBO was at times reluctant to renew the program because of lackluster ratings. The final season will detail the role of the media in Baltimore.

The fourth season, which premiered last Sunday, is examining the city's school situation and is based on the experiences of one of the creators -- Ed Burns -- who taught in public schools after retiring from the police department.

I really can't recommend this show enough. Seasons 1 - 3 are available on DVD. New episodes air Sundays at 10 pm and on HBO OnDemand for the week beforehand (for instance, episode 2 is now available to watch at your convenience even though it won't officially air until Sunday).

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