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Watching The Wire is an incredible experience. I'd heard about it for years. When I finally got my hands on it I was blown away. What should really be acknowledged about the Wire is the acting. It's just so horrifically realistic. With the gang wars and the shootings and drug abuse as well as the relationships between the very intriguing characters. These Characters have made such a strong impact on me I started following their careers, which is new to me. I was hoping but not expecting to find them in other highly engaging shows.
Michael Kenneth Williams aka Omar was someone I saw as a sort of superhero on the wire. I could write all day about what I admired about his character and why. I almost cheered when I saw him on Board Walk Empire. As if he'd survived the Wire by escaping into a time machine.
Windell Pierce aka Bunk sort of brings the same attitude he had on the wire to his new show Treme. Treme is a show I'm totally falling in love with and even tho I've never been a big Jazz fan, I think i'm falling in love with the music too. I could talk in length about my admiration for Treme as well as the Wire.
Jim True-Frost's character Det. Roland Prez Pryzbylewsk was one of my favorites. I liked the way the character of Prez got out of the "Game" cus he didn't just "get out" he left but stayed close enough to make a difference. Now he's playing an agent on Treme and I couldn't be happier. It's a small role(so far), but at least it's a small role on a quality show.
Steve Earle kinda reprises his role from The Wire as the voice of reason in Treme. I have to admit his presence is more greatly felt in Treme, which is a good thing.
I think Dominic West( Det. James 'jimmy' McNulty ) is on the Hour but I haven't seen that yet.
I knew who Idris Elba(Stringer Bell) was before I ever saw The Wire and Lance Reddick(Lt. Cedrick Daniels) is on Fringe which is another show I haven't seen yet, but I've heard good things.
If I failed to mention an actor or actress from the wire who are currently acting in a great tv show or movie please let me know and if you are a fan of The Wire check out Treme and Boardwalk Empire. Both shows are filled to the brim with amazing actors and are well worth your time to give them a shot.