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Wire Fever

Posted by lanktank on February 12, 2009

It’s happened again, it’s struck me with force and by all means, I’ve welcomed it. I’ve found a T.V. show that I’m addicted to. Every once in a while, you’ll be watching your regular, run of the mill, get you through the week T.V. shows when out of the blue you find a gem. Absolute gold and you thank your lucky stars you’ve stumbled onto it. The first show I ever felt that way about was roughly 13 years ago when I turned on the television and Seinfeld was on.

Since then, there have been a few; to name some: The West Wing, 24, The Office (UK), Arrested Development, The Office (USA), Flight of the Conchords and now my latest obsession is The Wire.

To all the Wire fans out there, please forgive me. I know the show came to an end entirely last year after five seasons in the States, and here I am talking about it as if it’s brand new, but I was a little slow on this one. And I know how excruciating it is to have to listen to someone telling everyone about this “great show” THEY discovered and it’s so good bla bla bla, when you’ve already been watching it for 3 years. I felt the same way with The Office. I watched it the day they released it in South Africa, only for it to finally catch on 2 years later on the fourth re-running of it or something ridiculous. You’d overhear people discussing it, like it’s the new kid on the block, yet they still haven’t managed to figure out all the names of the characters properly: “Ya, I love that Ted guy, he should totally get with that blonde chick.” All I’m busy thinking is, “breath, breath, breath!” Read the rest of this entry »

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