The Wire

The Wire

The Complete First Season

DVD - 2008
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Follows a single sprawling drug and murder investigation in Baltimore. Told from the point of view of both the police and their targets, where easy distinctions between good and evil are challenged at every turn.

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posie12
Nov 04, 2016

Very compelling. How prevalent is the connection between drug money and politics in the US?

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nitetraino
Feb 10, 2016

I love the first two seasons!

sondraj Dec 25, 2015

Looking at all other comments and critics' rave reviews, there must be something wrong with me. I found The Wire Season I to be dull, boring and irritating. Cannot understand what the hype is all about. Did not like any of the main characters except Leamon and Kima. Poor D'Angelo is between a rock and a hard place. Sets were uninteresting (public housing and basement police office for the most part). Music not memorable. Bad language was over the top. More mean guys on both sides than one can imagine in reality. Sex in the Police Department's parking garage? Come on. Terrible!

adasilva7 Nov 23, 2015

This is one of my favourite television shows ever. It's smart, sad, funny, completely frustrating and totally engrossing.

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Ron@Ottawa
Aug 25, 2015

I chose to watch this mini-series because of the very high ratings by critics. Now I guess I am in the minority. Although acting is good overall and the script well written, I simply did not find drug trade in Baltimore, and its associated killings and violence, interesting enough. I will take 'The Bridge' over this anytime.

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mooooks
Jun 05, 2015

Brilliant show, absolutely incredible acting...why haven't you watched this yet? Go, go, go!

Corey G Brooks Apr 25, 2015

"Watching this was a rush!"

In total THE WIRE over five seasons is the best dramatic television series ever made in the United States. A dissection of urban America in all its dysfunction -- from the drug trade and the criminal justice system, labor unions, electoral politics, public school system to the daily newspaper business -- THE WIRE is a colossus. Anyone who hasn't seen it should watch it. Anyone who hasn't watched it in a while should see it again.

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BorrowingBabe
Mar 11, 2015

Excellent series. Very powerfully written.

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Persnickety77
Nov 29, 2014

One of - if not THE- best written shows I've ever seen.

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