|The Wire, Season 3, $15|
My boyfriend and I are working our way through the DVDs of the HBO series The Wire, which passed us by when it was originally screened on television. At first we were very sensibly watching just one episode per night, but it wasn’t long before we started taking it in turns to play devil’s advocate and suggesting a second, a third, or even a fourth episode before turning in. We’re really too old to be watching DVDs all night. Our backs get sore, the housework builds up, the novels we’re reading go untouched and the children have to ask repeatedly for me to wake up in the mornings. Worst of all, though, is that I know that when we finally get to the end of the fifth and final season, I’ll be bereft.