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The Wire (2002-2008)

5 seasons
4,30 1.742 votes

State: Ended

Genre: Crime

Origin: United States

Developed by: David Simon

Stars: Dominic West, Lance Reddick and Sonja Sohn

IMDb score: 9,3 (379.313)

Releasedate: Sunday 2 June 2002

The Wire plot

Told from the points of view of both the Baltimore homicide and narcotics detectives and their suspected criminal targets, The Wire captures a universe in which the national war on drugs has become a permanent, self-sustaining bureaucracy, where the lines between law enforcement and crime are increasingly blurred.

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Zandkuiken

  • 34 comments
  • 194 votes
Wednesday 13 May 2020
The Wire season 1

Re-examined after all these years and The Wire remains exceptional. The first few minutes I feared that it would all feel a bit dated, but I was soon fully into it again. Instinctively, The Wire together with The Sopranos and Mad Men form the absolute top layer in series land for me, although it is sometimes difficult to compare if you saw something 15 years ago. However, after re-watching this first season, I am certain: The Wire is a series of the highest caliber. 5 big stars for this icon of television history.

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  • 409 votes
Monday 8 March 2021
The Wire season 1

The series takes its time and slowly builds up characters, plot and tension, but once up and running it's fun. What great characters and what great dialogue. The 4:3 image format now looks hopelessly dated, but apart from that, it has barely lost any of its power. Slowly but surely a grand story is forming, which is gaining in strength like a snowball. Curious to see how the series will develop.

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