I have not yet watched The Wire, not one episode. I am of course interested in watching it as it has widespread acclaim from both critics and viewers.
However, I find it bizarre that such an acclaimed programme has not yet been transferred to Blu-Ray. Worst still, what the hell were the producers thinking when they decided to film it in 4:3? Widescreen television has been around for many years now, and although its popularity has surged within the past few years, how did they not have the foresight to film 16:9? The show is not even that old, beginning in 2002. The Sopranos began 1999 and all filmed in 16:9.
If I am horribly mistaken on the aspect ration then feel free to rebuke my rant. Not that it will deter me from eventually watching The Wire, I am just stunned by the stupidity of the producers!