Everyone is talking about how great The Wire is (which it is). I watched this on TG4 as far back as 2003 and I used to ask people "Do you watch The Wire" and usual response was "The Wha!?"
As an original fan who watched the final episode which must be around 2 years ago, I feel Im in a position to look down my nose at all those who are now jumping on the band wagon. I know what I'm about to say is stupid but I just feel people are wreckin it's legacy because everyone is saying how great it is but nobody appreciated it when it was actually on TV. It's almost as though to say you like The Wire is the "in thing" and people who don't get are just saying they like it and it annoys me.
For example, person in work was talking about how they thought the wire was great and made a statement along the lines of "the gay robin hood black fella". I nearly cried, how can you not know his name, it's OMAR.
Anyway, can someone tell me why The Wire is so popular after the show finished over 2 years ago???