|Don't you be tempting me with Kevin Spacey and Ronin Wright in House of Cards|
The Wire is about drug dealers in Baltimore and must be one the most addictive series ever made (besides bizarrely the first two of Downton Abbey) The genius of the show is that everyone is portrayed as a whole person, good and bad; the drug dealers, the teachers, the politicians, the corner boys, the journalists, the cops.
|Binge watching The Wire with Teddy|
Diary of a binge day:
7am: wonder if I can skip dropping off the youngest two at school and use that valuable time.
3.30pm: Cy, 10, arrives home.
Call down: I'll be with you shortly, just make yourself at home...
6pm. Tap tap on the bedroom door. Tallulah's voice: Mama? What's for dinner?
Cereal tonight kids, Mama's gotta finish up Season Three.
2am:( Tapping veins) Just one more, one more.
For those two weeks I just spoke Wire....True that, A'ight? and You come at the king, you best not miss.
I reckon one of the best of the one-liners (mofo alert on these links) here and here was the simplest: "You want it to be one way, but it's another" delivered by the gimlet-eyed kingpin Marlo Stanfield. I used it on all the kids and it has to be said they slightly deviated from their normal trifecta of expressions - blank stare, eye roll, eye bulge. There was actually a definite glimmer there...
Cheese, Bubbles and Proposition Joe, I miss you but I had to return to school lunches, work and walking the dog. I know. You want it be be one way but it's another.
What's your telly watching technique - old school one week at a time or binge?