Stephen King on The Wire

And speaking of The Wire, here's Stephen King's rave review of the show, calling it "a staggering achievement."

The Wire keeps getting better, and to my mind it has made the final jump from great TV to classic TV — put it right up there with The Prisoner and the first three seasons of The Sopranos. It's the sort of dramatic cycle people will still be writing and thinking about 25 years from now, and given the current state of the world and the nation, that's a good thing. ''There,'' our grandchildren will say. ''It wasn't all Simon Cowell.''

(thx, Levi)

Update: Slate also thinks it's the best TV show of all time, and will be hosting weekly TV club discussions.


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The prisoner, huh? I tried, honest I tried. Lots of my friends loved it and I enjoyed the quirkiness and the idea and the ambience and all, but I don't think I've ever made it through an entire episode.

Jon May | Wed, 09/13/2006 - 5:06pm

Be seeing you.

New York Anthony | Wed, 09/13/2006 - 6:55pm