It’s not really going out on a limb to say that the fourth season of The Wire is one of the greatest artistic achievements ever produced for television. It’s universally regarded as the pinnacle of an already unassailable show, so when something pops up about it, it’s going to grab attention. Doing what all the rest of us had only dreamed about, YouTube user goodosphere recently recreated the opening credits of The Wire’s fourth season with Haim’s “The Wire” as the soundtrack. It replaces DoMaJe’s version of “Way Down In The Hole” that plays over the actual credits for the season, and focuses much more on the plotlines related to the Baltimore school system, cutting out most of the hints at the mayoral election. It’s a little strange to hear a breakup anthem by a trio of sisters from the San Fernando Valley performing a 2013 hit instead of a Tom Waits cover recorded by five Baltimore teenagers, but it’s still a clever combination.
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