The Best Quotes From Maxim’s Oral History of ‘The Wire’


Believe it or not, today marks the tenth anniversary of the first episode of HBO’s phenomenal crime series The Wire, which in case you hadn’t heard, is famous for its hyperrealistic portrayal of urban life and excellent storytelling. To commemorate the date, Kottke tipped us off to this excellent (and massive) discussion over at Maxim, featuring input from everyone from creator David Simon to casting director Alexa Fogel to the actors who played your favorite (and most hated) characters. The entire article is well worth a read, but in case you’re in a time crunch, we’ve distilled a few of our favorite segments after the jump.
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