U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's Edict: "Do Another Season of 'The Wire.'"
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder had a message of the utmost importance to the well-being of our country yesterday: "Do another season of 'The Wire."
The Attorney General, along with some of the cast of the critically-acclaimed HBO series, spoke at the Justice Department and directly addressed the creators of "The Wire," Ed Burns and David Simon.
"Having looked at those clips again, I'm reminded how great that series was," said Holder. "I want another season. Or a movie."
Holder's love of the show is understandable. "The Wire" ran for five seasons, and although the last one was a tad weak, the first four were about as strong as any HBO show can be. But Holder's attachment to "The Wire" goes past entertainment value.
The show centered on the struggles of inner-city kids in Baltimore who get caught up in dealing drugs, exactly the sort of thing that the Justice Department would love to raise awareness about in hopes of working a solution for it.
Holder wanted to make sure the creators knew that he was (kind of) serious: "I have a lot of power," he added.