When The Wire ran on HBO between 2002-2008, I paid no attention to it. I didn't think that a gritty cop drama filled with drugs and violent dealers in the city of Baltimore was really my thing. Yet, over the years, I have heard the praises of the show from friends as well as a radio show I regularly listen to. For that reason, I ended up buying the boxed set about a year or two ago when it became a Gold Deal on Amazon. The boxed set has remained shrink wrapped on my shelf since then. I would look at it from time to time, but avoided opening it. This week I am on vacation. I really had nothing major on my plate, so I decided to finally break that shrink wrap seal and throw the first season disc into my player. 24 hours later I have just finished the first 7 episodes. I am completely immersed in this show. It certainly is living up to the hype that made me purchase the set in the first place. Thought I would just come on here and let fans of the the show know that I'm involved. Maybe have a little discussion about where I am at and without any spoilers, what I can expect. That's it for now.