This animated intro to The Wire is absolutely beautiful

"When you walk through the garden..."

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The Wire is one of the greatest and grimmest shows of all time. Exposing the Baltimore drugs industry from the streets up, it wasn’t exactly family viewing. Remember when Bunk and McNulty investigated an entire crime scene using only the F-word? (We don’t mean forensics.)

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And yet, this incredible animation from Elliot Lim has us wanting someone to commission The Wire: The Animated Series.

Stunning, isn’t it? We’ve watched the whole thing about five times now. For a fun game, try syncing it up with the Tom Waits version of Way Down in the Hole, used in series two.

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Yes, the one all about shipping containers.