The Wire as 19th Century Literature

I started this site after my gripping fascination with HBO’s The Wire, which I count as my second favorite show of all time (after Arrested Development). I haven’t written about it nearly as much as I should, but someone now has far more eloquently than I ever could.

The Hooded Utilitarian has written a very elaborate critique of the show, comparing it to great works of literature in the past. But not only that, they’ve turned a scene or two into ACTUAL literature, which looks and reads like the pages of a classic novel.

Those pages can be seen just below the jump here, and you can read their full critique of the show here.

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  1. Henry March 31, 2011

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