Hollywood Prospectus Podcast: The Wire, The Walking Dead, and Drunken Dwarves

On today’s Hollywood Prospectus podcast (our first bicoastal production!), Andy Greenwald and I talk about the victory of Omar Little in Grantland’s Smacketology tournament of characters from The Wire. We discuss our favorite lesser-known characters and the strange genius of The Wire auteur David Simon. Speaking of strange genius, we also hit the return of Community and the larger phenomenon of how audiences can be possessive of a television show. And an HP podcast wouldn’t be complete without a walk by Herschel’s farm, so Andy and I take stock of The Walking Dead as the show violently heads toward its Season 2 finale.

Heads up: We throw some Season 1 Game of Thrones spoilers around like a bunch of dwarves drunk on wine. And our discussion of The Walking Dead is recommended only if you’ve seen Sunday’s episode. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

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Filed Under: Community, Grantland Network, NBC, Smacketology, The Wire, TV

Andy Greenwald is a staff writer for Grantland.

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