02/09/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The Wire: Five Seasons/Five Minutes

With Rod Blagojevich reminding me so vividly of Clay Davis, and Baltimore's Mayor in real life, Sheila Dixon, getting indicted on twelve counts, including theft and perjury charges, I might as well double down on The Wire and put up this YouTube that's been burning up the web lately. From HBO and DJ Mad Skillz, a five-seasons-in-five-minutes "Rap Up," that goes from start to finish -- brilliantly -- through the knotty narrative that David Simon and his great team of writers developed. This is probably going to appeal most broadly to fans of the show. Obviously, if you've never seen the show or are in the middle of watching it, a big, fat SPOILER ALERT applies.