The Wire

July 26, 2010
Michael K. Williams
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Simply put, The Wire is one of the best TV shows that I have watched in a long time.

At first when I started to watch the show I thought that it wasn’t for me. But I usually give shows the benefit of the doubt and watch at least three episodes, unless the show is completely diabolical!

Each episode of The Wire runs to approximately 58 minutes, which is a long time for any show. Usually the final episode in each season was an hour and a half. After I watched the first three episodes I knew I was going to enjoy the show.

In total there is 5 seasons, no more were made or are going to be made. Each season focuses on a different aspect of life in Baltimore. Each part, if it is political or if it is to do with drugs, they all influence each other and it makes the show extremely interesting.

The Wire is about drugs in Baltimore, the show is presented from two points of view, the first is that of the drug dealers. It shows how the drug dealers go day to day with importing drugs, selling drugs and how they become extremely rich while the Baltimore slums continue to grow. The other view that the drugs in Baltimore are shown is from the view of Law Enforcement, they show how they are combating against the drug dealers by carrying out arrest after arrest. Also there is huge undercover investigations being carried out by using wire taps to infiltrate the drug operations.

This is a great show and one I think you should definitely have a look at if you have not done so already.

I begun watching The Wire about a month ago and since then I have watched all 5 seasons, I just finished the last of season five’s episodes today and I really wish there was more for me to watch. So now that I am done with this show, I will have to go looking for another show to watch, it will be tough to beat this one!

Here is a trailer below for The Wire, it is a fan made trailer because I couldn’t find an official trailer. This trailer is just for the first season.

James Bond Theme Party

July 18, 2010

I usually don’t make blog posts about a party that I have been to, but for this party I am making an acception. The reason for this is because the party was unbelievable. This blog post is short!

James Bond Theme Party

The party I went to is a friend of mine, her name is Nicola and it was her 21st party, and she decided to go all out and have a huge themed party night. The theme was set as James Bond, so it was time to get thinking and come up with a costume.

It took a while for me to decide and I finally ended up going as oddjob, so obviously the dress code was that you had to be smart / well dressed or just creative in accordance with the theme.

The party was great, with vintage cars outside the house when you arrive, cocktails, poker, roulette table to just name a few things!

Professional photographs were also taken, Nicola’s dad took an individual photograph of everyone who was willing too. Then he stitched them into one large panoramic photograph, which looks amazing!

Below is a few photographs that were put together, you can click on the panoramic photograph is see a much larger version, I am at the very end!

James Bond Theme Party

James Bond Theme Party

James Bond Theme Party


Click the panoramic for a much larger version!