You know, I've seen a lot of clever "X TV Show in Y Minutes"-type videos in my day, but this one might be my new favorite. To promote the giant complete series set of The Wire, HBO has put together a summary of all five seasons of the series — in rap.
Seeing characters like Frank Sobotka and D'Angelo brings back all kinds of memories, of course, but I'm also getting a kick out of the lyrics — I mean, they manage to rhyme "his own" and "Brother Mouzone" at one point. And I don't know if I've ever heard a more concise summary of the whole first season than "the judge had heard enough/the witness goes down/the wire goes up." That about covers it, right?
To state the (very) obvious: If you haven't seen the whole series, this video will have tons of spoilers. But you knew that, right? To check it out, just read more.