I moved to another apartment this month and I no longer have HBO on demand. It was through HBO on-demand that I met and loved "The Wire". I didn't grow to love The Wire, it was love at first site baby. I recently burned the DVDs to maintain my 'healthy' addiction.
Some folks are still working on subsequent seasons, so I have a couple questions regarding Season 1:
1. Favorite character?
I'm going with Daniels for Season 1. He's one serious motherfucker not to be messed with even though McNulty gets under his skin more than once. He does an admiral job supporting his subordinates who are doing good police work and satisfying his bumbling superiors at the same time.
2. Everybody (not just white people) likes The Wire, but was there anything about Season 1 that you disliked?
I'm just wondering, how does Omar manage not to get knocked off?? Especially when he's having chit-chats with Prop Joe at his office.
3. Do you think the underlying criticism of the drug war
does not go far enough in Season 1?
Let ya'll tackle that one. David Simon's approach to producing this show was analogous to writing a novel, so perhaps Season 1 was just the first chapter that introduces the players, the concepts...That said, there was no mention of draconian/racist drug laws in this season.