The Wire Reviews & Ratings

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The Wire chronicled the Baltimore drug scene, seen through the eyes of drug dealers and law enforcement. Every part of the drug "food chain" was depicted, from junkies to dealers, and from cops to politicians. It ran for 5 seasons on HBO, airing its series finale on March 9, 2008.
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Sep 22, 2015 9:47PM EDT
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I thought it was an enjoyable series full of good dialog and some serious character development. It took a look at drugs in America from a perspective of a different group with each season. The criminals, the cops, the media, the docks etc.. There were slow bits to it but by that time you are already invested. There is a very libertarian viewpoint i think that comes across from the series. Also one of the most bad ass gay characters ever to exist.

I thought it was an enjoyable series full of good dialog and some serious character development. It took a look at drugs in America from a perspective of a different group with each season. The criminals, the cops, the media, the docks etc.. There were slow bits to it but by that time you are already invested. There is a very libertarian viewpoint i think that comes across from the series. Also one of the most bad ass gay characters ever to exist.

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Feb 14, 2015 7:12AM EST
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Brings the real streets of Baltimore to viewers and shows how cases are actually solved. Awesome show.

Brings the real streets of Baltimore to viewers and shows how cases are actually solved. Awesome show.

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Nov 27, 2014 4:13PM EST
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This is an amazingly crafted show. A definite must-see. My favorites are season 2 and 5. Idris Elba is a good looking bad ass.

This is an amazingly crafted show. A definite must-see. My favorites are season 2 and 5. Idris Elba is a good looking bad ass.

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by Tom Dow
Oct 16, 2014 7:25PM EDT
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Amazing show, takes a bit to get into because you need to learn the story and the characters but it is definitely worth it.

Amazing show, takes a bit to get into because you need to learn the story and the characters but it is definitely worth it.

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Sep 7, 2014 6:53AM EDT
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BEST TV SHOW EVER MADE

BEST TV SHOW EVER MADE

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by cdsdiver124
Jul 21, 2014 3:12PM EDT
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Best show on television. Ever.

Season two kinda sucks though.

Best show on television. Ever.

Season two kinda sucks though.

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Dec 24, 2015 9:20AM EST
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The Wire is a novel for television, and that is what made it so great. Lets start with the characters: Mcnulty, Bunk, Bubbles, Stringer, Avon, Omar and so many more I cannot even name because this show has too many great characters. You know how great the show is from the 3rd episode when you see Deangelo teaching the boys the "chess game" of life. From then on its just perfect television. The story telling, the connections, and the reality of all of it made it truly great for the people who care about quality television.

The Wire is a novel for television, and that is what made it so great. Lets start with the characters: Mcnulty, Bunk, Bubbles, Stringer, Avon, Omar and so many more I cannot even name because this show has too many great characters. You know how great the show is from the 3rd episode when you see Deangelo teaching the boys the "chess game" of life. From then on its just perfect television. The story telling, the connections, and the reality of all of it made it truly great for the people who care about quality television.

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Jul 31, 2015 2:30PM EDT
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If you haven't seen it yet, you should definitely try it. The writing, the acting - impeccable.

If you haven't seen it yet, you should definitely try it. The writing, the acting - impeccable.

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Jul 8, 2015 1:23PM EDT
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BRILLIANT MASTERPIECE! My number 1 show! (even G.O.T is second to that)

BRILLIANT MASTERPIECE! My number 1 show! (even G.O.T is second to that)

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Jul 3, 2015 2:46AM EDT
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HBO HAD to do something to keep it's Urban audience satisfied after OZ, and they came up with the PERFECT solution with The Wire . Suspense; check . Drama; check . Good actor's; check . All around Entertaining; BIG check . If you were a fan of HBO's The Sorprano's, then this series was DEFINITELY for you, as it was, and still is for me ....

HBO HAD to do something to keep it's Urban audience satisfied after OZ, and they came up with the PERFECT solution with The Wire . Suspense; check . Drama; check . Good actor's; check . All around Entertaining; BIG check . If you were a fan of HBO's The Sorprano's, then this series was DEFINITELY for you, as it was, and still is for me ....