I don't know if I've mentioned it here before but I am a Wire junkie. I netflixed the show a couple years ago, and whizzed through the first four seasons in a month or so. By the time the fifth season aired it was damn near impossible to wait a week between episodes. I know a lot of people ain't too keen on the fifth season, and admittedly it is a lesser one (especially coming on the heels of the fourth season, the most masterful piece of drama ever created for television), but I still dug it.
Because we both went through Wire withdrawal after the show ended, my roommate eventually picked up all five seasons on DVD. I have tried to avoid watching it. I've got less than no free time available, and I know if I start I won't be able to stop until I plow through every goddamn episode again. I tried not to give in but it was futile. Having these discs in the aprtment was the equivalent of going to a vacant in the Western, dropping a fistful of red-tops in front of a fiend and telling him, "You don't have to shoot this shit or nothin', but I'm gonna leave it with you anyways. Do with it what you will."
Needless to say, I started watching again a couple weeks ago. Sleep be damned.
Anyways, here are a few of my favorite scenes: