Awesome Songs on TV Shows

Pajiba, an awesomely named site that is a fairly recent edition to my daily feeds list, has a good post on The 12 Best Songs to Close TV Show Seasons.  I can’t argue much with the list, at least as far as the listed episodes I’ve seen.  But they got the one they picked from The Wire (yes, it is the best TV show ever) wrong.

They picked the song that played at the end of the series finale: The Blind Boys of Alabama’s “Way Down in the Hole.”  And that’s a good one.

But the best season-ending song from The Wire, and maybe the best ever, was this one from the end of Season 2.

Sobotka, Ziggy, Clay Davis, Beadie (Beadie!), Lester, Proposition Joe, Nick at the end….

Every camera shot in every scene in every season of that show was perfect.

Must See Video: The Visual Style of The Wire

Everyone knows The Wire is the best show in the history of television.  It’s so good, I wish I could erase my memories of it so I could have the pleasure of watching it again for the first time.  Since I can’t do that,  unexpected pleasures like this video essay on the visual style of the show are a real treat.


Here’s  Erlend Lavik, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Science and Media studies at Norway’s University of Bergen, discussing some of the techniques used in framing and filming our favorite show.

And for those stubborn few who deny themselves the pleasure of the best show ever, the montage that ended Season 2.


(via A.V. Club)