Oh my, it’s back it’s back it’s back. “The Wire” is back, and I’ve already seen the first episode, even though it doesn’t officially debut until next Sunday. If you have HBO On Demand, you can watch them days ahead of their official release. So far, it looks as good as ever, although this season is my first watching as a Detroiter-of-sorts, so it’s extra, how you say, resonant.
Anyway, this is the first open thread of the season. Go watch, then discuss.
Mary O said on September 5, 2006 at 10:11 pm
What a way to return. Aces!
Where do I begin? We watched it last night as early as we could. I loved the look on the faces of the school principal and vice principal when Prez says he worked “as a police…in the city,” and they eagerly rose to hire him. The young actors who play the four boys are amazing. Simply amazing. And living in the D.C. area, I’ve often wondered what was behind all those boarded-up rowhouses…
Did you see the LA Times editorialized on the return of The Wire in Saturday’s editions? When has that ever happened?
Dorothy said on September 6, 2006 at 8:04 am
We’re going to be traveling when this premieres on Sunday night, but I’m taping it. It’s killing me we won’t see it that night, though! I’ve seen a few of the half hour preview shows they’ve had on HBO in the last few weeks and it’s tantalizing to see snippets here and there. I keep telling my son he’d love it – I think I’ll get season 1 on DVD for him for Christmas.
nancy said on September 6, 2006 at 4:27 pm
Most chilling was the final shot of Chris and Snoop, the gravediggers, leaving their latest work site with their Coleman lantern, nail gun and milk crate of supplies. The opening nail-gun scene had you dreading what they were going to use it for, and then we see what that is, and it’s somehow better and worse than what we’d feared.
Dorothy said on September 7, 2006 at 9:12 pm
I did read something about the nail gun and I’ll probably be watching with fingers over my eyes, with room to peek if I dare.
Tyrone Miles said on September 22, 2006 at 1:59 pm
Man, I live near Baltimore and it’s soooo cool to see a show that talks about places and then really shows them. Tired of shows about say NYC but are shot in Toronto. This show is the best thing I have ever seen and the only show I can watch for a full season.
Lisa said on September 26, 2006 at 12:54 pm
Who sings this season’s version of the opening song “Way Down in the Hole”?
Gayle said on November 24, 2006 at 1:39 pm
Did you ever get a response/answer to your question about the current version of Way Down in the Hole ?
Bido said on December 2, 2006 at 1:14 am
Good to find people that like this show as much as I do. I’m not sure if it’s available on CD, but I found this link http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0306414/soundtrack searching for the new version of this season’s opening song.
jassy said on March 4, 2007 at 3:01 am
DoMaJe sings way down in the hole but i looked for the song and all i get on every site is a lot of tom waits, and alabama boys on another site it said that they havent gotten the song published yet and to be on the look out so until then i guess ill have to listen to the song when the show comes on i hope ive answered your question
fabrice said on June 22, 2007 at 11:54 pm
its called gotta keep da fo fo down in the hole
Shirl said on December 13, 2007 at 1:27 pm
I do not like the current version of Way Down In the Hole. The previous version was hellacious. The current version is watered down, not as dramatic. Just my 2-cents.
Dallan said on February 13, 2008 at 6:23 am
The reason the song has changed (over the seasons) is that the creator wanted to use the Tom Waits original version (season 2) all the way through but decided against it as it didn’t suit the theme for each particular season. If anyone has a collection of these songs from all 5 seasons will they post up a link? Thanks.