A drive-by post as I’m supposed to be working…
I just watched actor Dominic West and David Simon, the creator of The Wire, chatting to BBC Breakfast News about the show, each of them expressing amazement at the fact that after five seasons the series has finally become a ‘cult’ hit thanks to word of mouth.The show’s presenters kept mentioning that it’s Barack Obama’s favourite show and that everybody they know keeps asking them, “Have you seen The Wire yet?” like it’s a club they should belong to.
Straight after the interview, they cut to the weather report in the Blue Peter garden.
Which got me thinking: The Wire and Blue Peter exist in the same universe. How is that even possible?