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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.
Very compelling. How prevalent is the connection between drug money and politics in the US?
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!
This is one of my favourite television shows ever. It's smart, sad, funny, completely frustrating and totally engrossing.
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.
Brilliant show, absolutely incredible acting...why haven't you watched this yet? Go, go, go!
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.
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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..
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.
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!
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.
Quite simply the best television series ever...the dialogue of this show will never be duplicated
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.
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.