Glad to hear so many people are still finding this show and starting to watch it. It is seriously one of the best things I have ever watched, just flat out brilliant. I have watched the series a few times now and always find something new in it. So much credit needs to be given to HBO for letting David Simon finish his story, even though it was snubbed every year by the Emmys and had a very small audience.
One of the things I love about the show is Simon would get real Baltimore people to act in the show. Not just get actors to play people from Baltimore, it gave the show an added level of realism. The guy who plays the preacher later on in the series was the guy that Avon Barksdale was based on. He was also busted by the co-creator Ed Burns when he was still a homicide detective. Also in real life Snoop really was in jail for Second Degree Murder when she was younger.
I have my doubts about the new show from Simon, he was so connected to Baltimore life, I don't think he has the same connection to New Orleans. I hope I am wrong, but I just don't have a good feeling about this one.