Newswire: For good and ill,The Wire is coming to Blu-ray

If there’s one thing that can take your mind off the horrific results of our failed drug war—a policy that has brought about the highest incarceration rates of any country in the world, wrought economic disaster, and promoted racist criminal statutes—it’s that soon you’ll be able to see a show depicting all that devastation in super-awesome HD! Collider reports that The Wire, HBO’s Baltimore crime drama and show that the Internet will murder you for not appending with the tag “best show ever,” is being released on Blu-ray on June 2.

This HD remastering for the Blu-ray release is a mixed bag, however, as befitting a show where nothing that ever happened was either simply good or bad, but rather a complex mélange of ambiguous consequences. So while it’s good that deeply shaded colors and images will now illuminate those deeply shaded narrative …

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