… these are an entire philosophy.

For my money, The Wire was the most intelligent television show ever made. I wasn’t just the depth of the analysis of what’s wrong with America, it was also the brilliant dialogue (as the below video demonstrates) and amazing cast of many young, black actors portraying the kids on the corners. If you haven’t seen it, make it a priority. Warning: it’s probably unlike any show you’ve ever seen in that it doesn’t really succumb to typical 40 minute story arcs. I watched the first episode and went “meh”. It was only through the recommendations of people like Ben Barren that I persisted through the first season. By the end of season one, my mind was blown.