I had never seen a single episode of The Wire until this week believe it or not. I just never saw a DVD set on sale for cheap enough or thought about renting it from Netflix.
The first few episodes were fine but no better than Homicide [my favorite cop drama] or some of the best episodes of Davinci's Inquest or Jerry Orbach-era Law & Order. But then I came to Episode 4 "Old Cases" and this scene and things changed for the better. I get it now...how do things get better from here?
The Blind Boys of Alabama -- Down in the Hole [Theme song from The Wire]
This is a Tom Waits cover and on the The Wire: And All the Pieces Matter --Five Years of Music From The Wire.