Re-up your podcast stash with another supply of HoopleCast, featuring Will of SpartaCast fame ALIVE! ALIVE! ALIVE!. Will is here to defend The Wire (2002), the series about Baltimore's drug war, which is often cited by critics as the greatest fucking thing mere mortals have ever had the privilege of viewing. Based on the pilot, do the hoopleheads agree? Let's put it this way, if we're not intimidated by the rabid, frothing fans of David Lynch, do you think we care about you hoppers? Take your shot. (11:46-1:36:47) Then, at long last, Carnivāle (2003). A warning: if I, your humble host, sound completely manic during this recording, it's because #1 I truncated too much silence while editing, and #2 I might just be a tad enthusiastic to discuss this most wonderful and magical of period dramas. (1:36:48-3:28:40) ... Also, True Detective, Watchmen, Room 104, and The Deuce. (0-11:45) | Recorded July 9, 2017. Released July 16, 2017.