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The Wire | Series Retrospective


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On the release day of the entire series of “The Wire” on Blu-Ray (as well as the anniversary of the series premiere), Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType), Antonio Mazzaro (@acmazzaro), and Colin Stone (@colinstone) come together to discuss the critically acclaimed HBO series. They cover a variety of topics, including;
  • What is each panelist’s favorite season, character, and pairing?
  • Where do characters like Omar Little and Jimmy McNulty fall on the antihero spectrum?
  • What sort of impact has “The Wire” made on the TV landscape?
  • Is Herc the worst?
And many more. In addition, Mike and Antonio will return shortly as they continue to talk about the series with “The Wire” episodic podcasts. So climb down in the hole, turn off your disposable cell phone, and join us!

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  • Dylan Miller


    Mike and Antonio.. words cannot describe how thankful I am right now. Thank you sooooo much. Possibly one of the best possible things to start my morning.

    Cannot wait to listen. Starting it now.

    And again. Thank you so much.

  • Anna

    I was trying to pick a series to start for the summer and I was stuck between The Sopranos and The Wire so I watched the first few episodes of both and I was a lot more interested in The Sopranos so I’ve been watching that.

    But I’m really glad to hear you guys say that it took you a while to get into it. I was feeling really confused watching the first couple episodes even with reading Wikipedia and I thought that’s how the whole series was going to be. If you guys are doing weekly podcasts, I’ll definitely pause my Sopranos watch to continue with The Wire and follow along with you!

    • peter

      Once you “get it” youwill be completey engrossed in the story and characters. It unfolds more like a novel I strongly suggest you stick with it you will be greatly rewarded

  • peter

    Great podcast thanks so much finally!!!!!!!. Even happier to read you plan to do episodic podcasts. Best show I ve ever seen, I was one of the fortunate few who actually watched it when it was broadcast I begged everyone I knew at the time to watch this brilliant series. Keep up the great work.

  • Matthew Gregg

    The Wire imo is arguably the best show ever. The layers it develops upon are incomparable.

  • Geremy

    Awesome. This is the best show of all tiiiiime. Was pumped to see this pop up in the feed and then to find out a full re-watch is coming! Time to start my 6th re-watch.

  • Inigo Montoya

    I never knew how much I wanted PSR to podcast about The Wire until this podcast. When Antonio and Mike start their episode by episode recaps I’ll be watching along with them…. thank you guys so much for this!

  • hint

    Looks like I did my The Wire rewatch a bit too early. But with you guys recapping every episode, I might give it a 3rd go few years ahead of schedule :P

  • Martin Hess

    Is the wire, in fact, Glee of the streets? Can I get a confirmation? ;)

  • Ross Kiely

    I’m about 10 months late to the podcast, but I’ve only just finished watching The Wire for the first time. What an incredible ride. I feel quite empty without it now.

    This was a great discussion Mike, Antonio and Colin. I was so excited to hear the plan of episodic recaps, but it doesn’t look like it’s happening unfortunately :(