The Wire is probably the greatest show that’s been on American television. For five seasons, the creator and primary writer, David Simon, a former police reporter for the Baltimore Sun explored various aspects of Baltimore. The drug trade, the decline of the shipyard and local industry, the school system, political corruption, and even the decline of the newspaper industry.
For four of the five seasons, it was fantastic: following the stories of people trying to live their lives in a dying American city. (The last season was a bit of a disappointment.)
Now someone has put together the 100 greatest quotes from The Wire as a Youtube video. Enjoy:
THE WIRE – 100 Greatest Quotes