Sunday, June 24, 2012

The Wire's David Simon On The Drug War, New Fans & Brackets

There's good news and there's bad news.  The bad news is that the interview is conducted by Jason Whitlock, who's a jerk ninety percent of the time he opens his mouth.  The good news is that the interview was still great and informative.  They hit on a lot of great topics:
I do have a certain amused contempt for the number of people who walk sideways into the thing and act like they were there all along. It’s selling more DVDs now than when it was on the air. But I’m indifferent to who thinks Omar is really cool now, or that this is the best scene or this is the best season. It was conceived of as a whole, and we did it as a whole. For people to be picking it apart now like it’s a deck of cards or like they were there the whole time or they understood it the whole time — it’s wearying. Because no one was there in the beginning, or the middle, or even at the end. Our numbers continued to decline from Season 2 on.

You can download the interview here.

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