Jim Carroll

Music, Life and everything else

Mo’ Wire

I watched the first episode of Series 5 of The Wire, which is available for free as a podcast via iTunes, on my iPod the other day. The viewing experience felt very strange (I’d never watched a video on the …

Fri, Jan 11, 2008, 09:54

   

I watched the first episode of Series 5 of The Wire, which is available for free as a podcast via iTunes, on my iPod the other day. The viewing experience felt very strange (I’d never watched a video on the iPod before), but the episode was off the hook. Quite an accurate depiction of a newsroom too, which is something TV and film directors always seem to get wrong. Indeed, it’s one of the most realistic I’ve seen since State of Play.

Seeing as it’s B-More week here on the blog, here are some more goodies for y’all.

Thanks to Ivor for pointing me towards And All The Pieces Matter: Five Years of Music from The Wire and Beyond Hamsterdam: Baltimore Tracks from The Wire, two compilations of music used on the show just released on Nonesuch.

Shout out to Clarkey for letting us know that David Simon, the man behind The Wire, is coming to Dublin later this month. He’s giving a Television Drama Masterclass on January 24th.

And finally, kudos to Damien Mulley for catching this. 4 seasons in 4 minutes. Enjoy.

YouTube Preview Image