‘The Wire’ named this century’s best TV show in critics poll

The Wire has been named the best TV sequence of the twenty first century in a brand new ballot.

The critically acclaimed drama ranked first in a brand new BBC record rating the perfect reveals of the final 21 years, primarily based on an mixture ballot of TV critics.

“We hope you’re as impressed and exhilarated by studying the outcomes as we’re – as collectively, they not solely supply a celebration of TV itself, however a view of the trendy period like few others,” the BBC wrote.

Reacting to the win, The Wire creator David Simon mentioned: “I’m glad the present has a shelf life. We weren’t inquisitive about whether or not characters had been good or dangerous. The writers had of their heads the thought, ‘If a society goes to have a regulation enforcement arm, what’s the job of that establishment? What are the police doing?’

“When you write a present like that, it can have a shelf life for so long as these programs are in play.”

Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Fleabag, and Game Of Thrones made up the rest of the highest 5. Learn the full BBC list here.

Final month (September 13) Simon penned a tribute in an open essay to the show’s late actor Michael K Williams.

The Wire‘s creator took to Twitter to submit a tribute within the New York Times after the 54-year-old actor was found dead in his home in Brooklyn on September 6.

“A brief remembrance for a expertise, a real collaborator and a real good friend. What I hope by no means will get misplaced is the notice that Mike genuinely wished his work to matter; not for fame or reward, however for leaving us all higher people in its wake,” Simon wrote within the submit.

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