The Wire

The Wire

The Complete First Season

DVD - 2013
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celebritybarb
Oct 28, 2018

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strider643
Sep 17, 2018

10 years ago I loved The Wire but now I think it's totally boring. Nothing really happens and it's so slow moving. After the first disc I gave up in frustration.

I don't like how the African Americans are mostly the bad people, the drug pushers and users in poor area of town. This show is so stereotypical I think it's borderline racist. Of course the good guy is a great looking white guy, what else is new.

Just do what Portugal has done legalize all drugs, it shouldn't be a crime to do a drug of your own choice. At least Trudeau got it right with marijuana.

Best word to describe this series: ennui.

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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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TRANNY_CLONES
Oct 19, 2014

Season 1 of this MASTERPIECE series aka the GREATEST TV SHOW OF ALL TIME shows us the TRUTH about the projects aka the so-called Ghettos in North AmeriKKKa period,BUT YOU DON'T HEAR ME THOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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laylaaa
Aug 19, 2014

boring show..acting is just as worse.. and the language is bad.. to the point of got tired of listening to it every second word.. f this f that..and I am over 18yrs old, I just found the bad language way too much..

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0266
Mar 23, 2014

The Wire contains some of the best writing ever; realistic and very smart.

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woodwards
Dec 05, 2012

Its so good

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derekh
Oct 30, 2012

This is the most sophisticated TV I've ever watched. Its depiction of the power structure in capitalist society is more accurate and more critical than any I can remember. I recommend watching it right from the start and give it a couple of episodes to see how it develops. Every aspect is brilliantly done.

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Nords
Oct 30, 2012

I've heard so much about the Wire through the years thought I'd finally get around to starting it. Not sorry I did. Starts a bit slow (too law and ordery) but after 2 episodes I was hooked. Loved how even with murderers, gangsters, drug dealers there are still not good or bad guys. Lots of grey. Loved seeing the old school, pre-cell phone scenes too!

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JesseWard
Aug 15, 2012

The finest program I have ever seen. Finer than the best play, film, book, sporting event I have ever witnessed. I don't know exactly why (beyond the incredible writing, compelling characters and amazing acting) but this series blew me away. It would be so great if they made another season.

cag875 Aug 02, 2012

Quite simply the best television series ever...the dialogue of this show will never be duplicated

John_McGovern Aug 02, 2011

Bar none, the best television show ever made. Each season focuses on a different institution's role in city life. The storyline is told from many perspectives; thus 'good and bad guys' are yours to discern.

ezequie1 Mar 13, 2011

great series, i could not way until next day to see the next dvd disk.

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Rob66
Feb 14, 2011

Mcnulty is the Rebus of Baltimore

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erinhood
Feb 12, 2011

Watch a few of the first seasons and then if you are convinced as most people will be about how great it is, splurge and buy it. It's some fo the most honest, unwavering storytelling I have ever seen.

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biijouxx
Dec 18, 2010

Everyone must see this series. Each Season. The ending is poetic.


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