Watching - The Wire:
My notes -
I’ve watched the entire Mad Men series at least 3 times now. I once stress-watched an entire season of The Sopranos on a very turbulent flight between Hong Kong and Paris. When I get into a series, I get INTO IT in a big way. I am about 17 years late to The Wire, and although the political and social climate has changed since its premiere in 2002, it remains relevant, raw and addictive. The series takes a look at the tension between criminality and morality, at drugs and politics, at human fallibility and bravery. The first season follows McNulty as the complicated antihero as he and his police cohort systematically builds a case against Avon Barksdale and his crew of heroin-dealers.Unlike The Sopranos or Mad Men, The Wire isn’t diffused with charm, style or pathos. It’s a series stripped of all pretence or flourish, and that’s what makes it so compelling. It gripped me from start to finish.