Line(s) of the Day #The Wire #JohnDoman

The Wire artwork

They were such a unique pair to be writing this show. Their view was from the inside out, not from the outside in. They knew the stories and the characters first-hand. I think The Wire really tore the cover off an American city and showed that, for so many people, the American dream was dead.

As said by actor John Doman, who played deputy commissioner William Rawls in the seminal drama The Wire (2002 – 2008). Set in Baltimore, each of the five series focused on a different part of the city, with the gritty show unafraid to show the complex struggles faced by the wide array of characters. You can find two examples of the show’s razor sharp dialogue here and here. You can buy the image shown above here, and read the full The Guardian article where I took the quote from, here.

Line(s) of the Day #SixFeetUnder

Rabbi Ari Six Feet Under

I think a soulmate is a person who makes you be the most you you can possibly be. Maybe your soulmate is the person who forces your soul to grow the most. Not all growth feels good.

Rabbi Ari (Molly Parker) in the highly acclaimed drama Six Feet Under (2001 – 2005). The HBO show told the story of the troubled Fisher family and their interactions with bereaving families through their funeral home.