For anyone who's been curious about this show but didn't want to come in mid-stream, HBO is rerunning the first five epsiodes back-to-back tonight (Sat., 7/6) starting at 9pm EDT. I recommend tape or TiVo, because each episode of The Wire is densely packed with incident and information; watching five hours straight would probably be too much to absorb. It's a first-rate series, with a distinctive style and a diverse and impressive cast (much of it familiar to fans of OZ and Homicide). Highly recommended. The next new episode premieres tomorrow, Sun. 7/7. The series takes a break next week to make way for a live broadcast of Robin Williams on Broadway. M.