Friday, January 27, 2012


I was once in the market flicking through the pirate dvds, I had gone through the pile and there was nothing that caught my fancy. Pirated DVDs generally consisted of 4 or 5 series of American shows, ripped of the t.v and compressed on to a few discs. With Chinese subtitles. There was always a great selection.

On this particular day, I had gone through the stack of dvds and the stall owner stopped and pick one up and said "Very good, Very good" It was of course, The Wire.

I think this is proof, if ever it was needed, that The Wire IS the greatest television programme ever. Sure, its fine for western media to hype it to the point where people think they are cool for not having seen The Wire (you are wrong by the way, you aren't too cool for school, you are a philistine) but for poor market stall owners in Inner Mongolia to start hyping it is another thing all together.

There also is a possibility that he picked one up at random and, desperate to make a sale, turned to the hard sell......