David Simon’s HBO series “The Wire” is a big deal in the U.K. Fewer than 150,000 Brits watched “The Wire” when it was shown on satellite TV... but somehow the DVDs are selling like crazy over there.
And starting tonight, the BBC will broadcast all five seasons of “The Wire,” from start to finish, five nights a week. (Yay, BBC!)
Below you’ll find Charlie Brooker, a British comedian and broadcaster, raving about “The Wire” back in 2006.