The most intriguing phrase Simon has used regarding “The Wire” is to say that it is about “the death of work”… Moreover, in the world of The Wire almost everyone who tries to buck the system and do right is punished, often severely and grotesquely and heartbreakingly. Accommodation is survival at the most basic level, although it is also lethal to the soul.
The New York Review of Books takes a wonderful and insightful look at the resonating themes of “The Wire.” God, what I might give for another season of this show…