The Wire: The Complete Series [23 Discs] [DVD]

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (62 out of 62)

    Synopsis


    Setting the tone for all seasons to come, season one of HBO's The Wire divides its attention equally between cops and dealers, offering a fascinatingly objective overview of the Baltimore drug scene. The weekly, hour-long series also pays homage to its spiritual predecessor, Homicide: Life on the Street (both series were created by Tom Fontana), by basing its debut episode (originally telecast June 2, 2002) on the same book (by David Simon) that inspired the earlier program. After drug dealer D'Angelo Barksdale (Larry Gilliard Jr.) beats a murder rap, Detective James McNulty (Dominic West) vows never to let D'Angelo out of his sight, hoping that the criminal will lead him to an even bigger fish -- namely, D'Angelo's uncle, drug kingpin Avon Barksdale (Wood Harris). McNulty's task is complicated by a variety of things, including the corruption and dissension within the police department -- which in turn hampers the effectiveness of the man leading the investigation of the Barksdale empire, Lt. Cedric Daniels (Lance Reddick). Meanwhile, Avon Barksdale and his second-in-command, Stringer Bell (Idris Elba), are likewise bedeviled with their own personal and professional problems as they gear up to do battle against their underworld rivals. Throughout the series' first 13 episodes, police officers and criminals alike are seen to possess their own curious codes of honor and rules of conduct, allowing viewers to empathize with both the hunter and the hunted (without, of course, ever completely siding with the "bad guys"). And though the season finale is titled "Sentencing," it is clear that the story is far from over.

    Cast & Crew


    • Dominic West - Det. Jimmy McNulty
    • Sonja Sohn - Det. Shakima Greggs
    • Wendell Pierce - Det. William `Bunk' Moreland
    • Lance Reddick - Lt. Cedric Daniels
    • Clarke Peters - Det. Lester Freamon




    Customer rating

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of the best ever

      Posted
      Toolshed
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      This masterpiece made television history. 60 episodes of pure writing, directing, and acting excellence. If you haven't seen it, obviously a large commitment, but it is unforgettable. Described by Wendell Pierce as a "fictional documentary", it's immersion level and detail make for an experience that is only matched by Breaking Bad in my opinion. Police drama in West Baltimore that exposes the happenings in different areas of the city from the poverty stricken streets all the way to the docks and political parties. I cannot praise this series enough, so many characters, events, quotes, and so much more that I will never forget.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best crime show ever

      Posted
      Rodger
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      This is the best procedural cop show ever made, hands down so let's not argue over that. While it may seem a bit dated now it is a slice of time and a place captured perfectly. The accents, the looks, the clothing, the slang is all done so well you'd think parts of the series were a documentary . It'll make you laugh, cry, feel pain, and joy. I love this show so much it is a must have for any crime drama fans out there.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of the best TV shows ever

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      OcBarry
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      Great price on one of the best shows ever made(people who don't like nudity, violence, or cursing don't buy). TV production at it's finest and high quality picture even on a large screen tv. Funny I had to change this review because I used a word beginning with S and had to replace it with nudity.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of the best shows ever made

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      mlm919
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      The Wire really is one of the best shows to have ever graced our TV screens. It's a compelling (and tragic) depiction of what so many American cities are dealing with these days. Once you start you just can't stop watching so it's a better value to buy the complete series rather than a single season.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Well Worth It

      Posted
      sadbutallen
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      I had heard how great this show was for years and it pretty well lived up to the hype. It was incredibly eye-opening and provocative. It is very easy to binge watch and its fun to see a lot of its big name performers in a role that led them to superstardom.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Amazing television series

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      NAIMPM
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      The most influential show I have ever seen. Was totally worth buying the entire series instead of buying one season at a time because once you watch the first season you'll just keep wanting to go on. There are so many links between seasons that it is a perfect binge show.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of the best shows ever. Period.

      Posted
      Scotty20
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      One of the best series to ever grace the television landscape. Superb writing, great acting, compelling stories and a wonderful use of Baltimore as a character. I think I will add the blu-ray to my collection and gift my DVD set to someone that will enjoy it as much as I do.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The wire complete series is great

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      Tez1
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      The wire is one of my favorite shows, I watched the show every week when it aired on HBO. Its been a long time since the show was on TV, so watch the series again refreshed my memory on thing I forgot about. Great show, must watch.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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