Recently I’ve been watching the first season of The Wire. I now see exactly why it comes so highly recommended – the best TV I’ve seen in years. The comparison with a novel is spot on, as much as Babylon 5 was but without any of the weak spots on the acting front. Arc plot and characterization all the way, it’s blown me away.
With perfect timing it just ended. Such a shame it never got a terrestrial airing in the UK. Never mind, four more seasons for me to get through.