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The Wire (tv program)

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  • Can women break the antihero's hold on TV?

    The marketing of AMC's new drama, "Low Winter Sun," revolves around a moody black-and-white photo of lead actor Mark Strong and the show's tagline: "Good Man. Cop. Killer." Just another player in the crowded genre of "Gee, it's tough to be a straight...
  • 'Breaking Bad' Is Not the Greatest Show Ever ... and That's OK

    I think "Breaking Bad" is the sixth-greatest TV show ever. Does that make you mad? Did you just yell at me? Are you wondering what the other five are? Would knowing those five, and if you approved of those five, change how you view my ludicrous opinion?...
  • Want more 'Luther' on TV? Idris Elba says hire David Bowie

    Want more 'Luther' on TV? Idris Elba says hire David Bowie
    Fans of the moody crime thriller "Luther" likely will say goodbye to Det. John Luther on the small screen after this week. With a "Luther" prequel movie in the works, both star Idris Elba and show creator Neil Cross have suggested the end of the TV...
  • Amazon makes its own TV and does OK with 'Alpha House'

    Amazon makes its own TV and does OK with 'Alpha House'
    If you don't think TV is in the midst of revolutionary change, go to Amazon.com this weekend and instead of buying a book or baby food, take a look at the online giant's original production of "Alpha House." It's a political satire written and...
  • 'True Detective' trailer debuts: 'The world needs bad men'

    'True Detective' trailer debuts: 'The world needs bad men'
    HBO has released the official trailer for its January drama "True Detective," starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey. The trailer debuted Sunday during the season premiere of "Boardwalk Empire." It introduces Rust Cohle (McConaughey) and Martin...
  • Sonja Sohn: Maryland needs a fundamental approach to criminal justice reform

    Sonja Sohn: Maryland needs a fundamental approach to criminal justice reform
    In a summer filled with stories of jailhouse corruption and deadly violence afflicting our city, many of us in the advocacy community are asking which candidate for governor will show the strongest commitment to meaningful criminal and juvenile justice...
  • 'Wire' star Wendell Pierce plays conflicted husband in new gay film

    'Wire' star Wendell Pierce plays conflicted husband in new gay film
    A new film premiering in the Baltimore region on Friday features the actor Wendell Pierce, a familiar face to many here, as a conflicted husband and father who has an affair with a teenage boy he meets online. Pierce, best known for his portrayal of...
  • Rawlings-Blake: No regrets on the Grand Prix

    Rawlings-Blake: No regrets on the Grand Prix
    Three years ago, I declared that the Grand Prix of Baltimore would be a game changer for our city. Now that the race has ended for the foreseeable future, many have asked if I regret that statement. The answer is no. My goal in supporting the Grand Prix...
  • 'Parks and Recreation' facing changes and crossroads

    'Parks and Recreation' facing changes and crossroads
    On a scorching August day in Studio City, Metro buses screech down Ventura Boulevard stamped with NBC advertisements boasting its revamped Thursday block: "NBC's New Family of Comedies." Inside Stage 21 on the CBS Radford Studios, the "Parks and...
  • TV Review: 'Treme'

    Let's face it: HBO doesn't expect many people to watch the final mini-season of "Treme," which explains its sentencing to scheduling Siberia -- five consecutive Sundays in December. Yet co-creator David Simon ("The Wire") has earned the right to finish...
  • Barksdale who claimed to inspire 'The Wire' charged in federal court

    Barksdale who claimed to inspire 'The Wire' charged in federal court
    A few years back, Nathan “Bodie” Barksdale had a public spat with “The Wire” creator David Simon over the extent to which he was an inspiration for drug boss Avon Barksdale in the series. All the while, he vowed that he was long...