Friday, June 29, 2007

    Watching "The Wire"

    Okay, technically this has little to do with youth ministry, but I just have to put a plug in for the HBO drama "The Wire." This has to be the best drama on TV in the last ten years (maybe more). Thank God for Netflix or I might never have seen it. The series focuses on police officers and detectives in Baltimore. It's about as real as a TV show has ever been. Thematically, it deals with crime, punishment, redemption, forgiveness, racism, heterosexism, drugs, youth crime, second chances, moral relativism, and on and on. If you haven't been watching this amazing show, the first several seasons are available for rent.