What I like in Feb. 2008

I am catching up with The Wire and am halfway through Season Two. Right now I am calling it the second-best cop drama of all time, after The Shield. I have an open mind, though, and if keeps getting better I will consider flipping those top two spots. For now: 1.) Shield 2.) Wire 3.) NYPD Blue

(Above: Vic Mackey of The Shield hears the news that I may bump his show down to No. 2.)

Also, Lost has been completely compelling this year. I am enthralled the way I was in Season One. Can’t wait to see where they are going with the Oceanic 6.

Book-wise, I just finished a fantastic one called Common Genius by Bill Greene. It is about how ordinary people are the ones who have shaped the course of human history for the better. And, as the perfect follow-up to that book, I am reading The Best and the Brightest by David Halberstram, which is a book about how intellectuals led the United States into Vietnam.

Music-wise, I have not been downloading anything because I got the new Sirius Stiletto 2, which allows me to listen to Howard Stern/rock music/sports all day through my WiFi connection.

I have not seen a movie in months.

Joe Donatelli
Joe Donatelli is a writer in Los Angeles

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