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The Wire

The Wire

The Wire is an American television drama series set and produced in Baltimore, Maryland.

Each season of The Wire focuses on a different facet of the city of Baltimore. They are, in order: the illegal drug trade, the port system, the city government and bureaucracy, the school system, and the print news media.

Despite never seeing a large commercial success or winning major television awards, The Wire has been described by many critics as the greatest television series ever made.

The show is recognized for its realistic portrayal of urban life, its literary ambitions, and its uncommonly deep exploration of sociopolitical themes.

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1x01 The Target
aired Jun 03, 2002


FEER5698 (Jul 10, 2015)

entire series thanks to: the corner

obo (Sep 14, 2014)

5 breathtakingly series

teddy (Aug 22, 2014)

Very, very well-built story. I guess it's the only police so much detailed tv show. Will miss it.

Bontus (Dec 06, 2013)

Where is that 6 star button?

Artifex (Sep 29, 2013)

@arkady Alright, thanks.

arkady (Sep 27, 2013)

@Artifex Well... It's not 'drama' like in relationships stuff, it's just topics cops have to deal with (drugs, prostitution, murders) very realistic so it is sad and rough. My advice: try a couple of episodes if you will so you can feel a bit the tone of the series but don't expect it to change much (it just grows more exciting at times because there's more action at some point). I like it but since I don't fancy cops shows and this kind of stuff I don't see it as 'the best show' or even one you have to watch without excuses. It's a good show, but there are others that will probably connect more with you if this is not your type.

Bontus (Aug 31, 2013)

For those who miss The Wire, read the book by David Simon : "Homicide". It's the true story on which The Wire was based.

RareMinds (Aug 12, 2013)

Bring back The Wire

Gonzo13 (Aug 01, 2013)

Poll on facebook page with almost 20k votes gives the seasons this order: S4>S1>S3>S2>S5
4 with a big lead, 5 being way behind. For me personally I only doubt between 2 and 5 for that last position. This coming from someone who watched it 5 times now. Cover to cover ;-)
Guess if I had to give it a score I'd give S4 a 10, S1 a 9.5, S3 a 9, S2 and S5 a 8.5. Just to show that no matter what the order people give the seasons, they are all worth watching and rewatching. Best series I've ever seen, for sure.

Bobske (Jul 09, 2013)

sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeit,best thing ive ever seen

o0kami (Nov 16, 2012)

finished it last night. what an awesome show. very rich in detail. amazing characters, i mean sheeeeeeeeeeeeit! haha

Artifex (Nov 12, 2012)

I don't really like drama, will I like this show? Or is drama the main focus of the entire series?

mic911911 (Aug 01, 2012)

Season 1 to me is the best because of the focus on D'Angelo who was a great character.

az25 (Feb 01, 2012)

The greatest television series to hit the masses of the past two decades. Without a doubt. Idris Elba, Dominic West, Wood Harris, the guy who plays D'angelo, Paul Schriber, Aiden Gillen, with all fucking fantastic performances.

cinemonkey (Jan 26, 2012)

Three episodes and I can't shake the feeling that this is The Show.

Vanquish (Jan 16, 2012)

The best show ever. Gonna rewatch it again.

jamesking (Nov 07, 2011)

Took a little while to get into, but now I love The Wire. Looking forward to watching season 2 now

ColeFrost (Jun 15, 2011)

Interesting article about a possible season 6 that looked like a shot at the government. The Attorney General actually asked for one and David Simon said he would be willing to do it, if the government changed some of the drug laws.

edwardv89 (May 23, 2011)

One of the best and my personal favorite show of all time.

FlechaGimli (Mar 02, 2011)

Great show.

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  • Status Ended
  • Premiered Jun 02, 2002
  • Genre Action, Crime, Drama
  • Country United States
  • Network HBO
  • Runtime 60 minutes
  • Links IMDb, TheTVDB


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