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The Broad View was my first blog. From 2005-2008, I used it as a platform for my views on film, television, music and other cultural matters. Around the time I became a full-time professional critic, I shut it down for good. Below I have archived it in all its long-winded, high-minded glory.

A Message From the Managment. Oh, Indeed.

Yes, yes, it’s been forever and a day since I last posted and my excuses include the classic Rosmanic litany of funerals, flu, and felled hearts (true, true, and true!), but this is what I request — nay, command of thee:

Please do not mention the Wire finale to yours truly until Wednesday, March 12.

This is when Jostle, Kristal and I plan to reunite for the last, precious 90 minutes of what has been and will remain the greatest show to ever grace (my especially) small screen. The newsroom scenes were as unnecessarily expository as the rest of The Wire never was, but the season’s penultimate episode pretty much saved the series, its soul, my faith. RIP Omar, RIP Snoop, RIP hoppers everywhere. Now zip them lips — for now.

"All, everything I understand, I understand only because I love."
― Leo Tolstoy