I like The Wire too, and I don't understand why HBO does not get behind it more than it does. At a time when all of their classic shows like Six Feet Under, Sex in the City, Deadwood, and The Sopranos are coming to an end, or ended already, HBO is no longer must see TV to most people.
They seem to get behind Entourage, as they should,but why The Wire gets so little support, I have no idea. I was not crazy about Rome or Big Love, but they hyped the hell out of those shows.
Dean! Have you been shooting dope into your scrotum? You can tell me! I'm hip!
I thought the b-plot was barely there for the first half, but then was the focus for the second. That was odd. Still, it did nothing for me, and like Big Bad said, seemed like a waste of Alyson Hannigan (and even Kristen Wiig).