The Wire

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  1. man

    mansfield_red Well-Known Member

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    The Wire

    Genre: Crime, Drama

    First Aired: 2002-06-02

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    Cast: Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn, Wood Harris, Wendell Pierce, Clarke Peters, Michael Kenneth Williams, Deirdre Lovejoy, J.D. Williams, Andre Royo, Seth Gilliam, Frankie Faison, Domenick Lombardozzi, Corey Parker Robinson, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Michael Kostroff, John Doman, Hassan Johnson, Tray Chaney

    Overview: Told from the points of view of both the Baltimore homicide and narcotics detectives and their targets, the series captures a universe in which the national war on drugs has become a permanent, self-sustaining bureaucracy, and distinctions between good and evil are routinely obliterated.
     
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    The best TV series ever for me. Series 5 drops off a bit, but the first 4 are incredible
     
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    I agree. Outstanding TV.

    Even series 5 (and I agree with your comments regarding it) is better than most of the other output around.

    Which is your favourite series? For me, the dockside storyline of Series 2 was my favourite, but I really enjoyed how each series had a different central focus while continuing the main over-arching storyline. I don't recall any other series doing anything similar to this.
     
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    The first time I watched it I was a bit underwhelmed by series 2, but it's now definitely my favourite.
     
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    TV at its best if you’re lucky enough not to have seen it you’re in for a treat.
     
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    Currently watching it for the first time and a few eps into season 2. Preferred the first season but hoping it picks up :)
     
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    What service is it On?
     
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    Sky Box Sets
     
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    Just got the season 2 finale to watch but it has definitely grown on me as it has progressed!
     
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    I think the order for me is 2>4>3=1>5.

    On a first watch through 4 was definitely my favourite, it's incredible telly. I'm envious of you being able to watch it for the first time.
     
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    I think the only thing that everyone would agree on is that 5 will always be the last item on the list, and it was still very watchable.
     
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    Agreed, still the best TV show for me and to which all others are judged. Great writing and great performances but the thing that really got me was how much you cared for the supporting characters. Bubbles and Omar were my favourites.
     

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