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The Wire - Season 4 (2006)

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Show title: The Wire

IMDb score: 9,3 (379.547)

Episodes: 13

Playing time: 13 hour

Developed by: David Simon

Stars: Dominic West, Lance Reddick and Sonja Sohn

Origin: United States

Releasedate: Sunday 10 September 2006

First aired on: HBO (Verenigde Staten)

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.

Episodes Season 4 (2006)

  1. 1. Boys of Summer

    10 September 2006 (1 hour)

  2. 2. Soft Eyes

    17 September 2006 (1 hour)

  3. 3. Home Rooms

    24 September 2006 (1 hour)

  4. 4. Refugees

    1 October 2006 (1 hour)

  5. 5. Alliances

    8 October 2006 (1 hour)

  6. 6. Margin of Error

    15 October 2006 (1 hour)

  7. 7. Unto Others

    29 October 2006 (1 hour)

  8. 8. Corner Boys

    5 November 2006 (1 hour)

  9. 9. Know Your Place

    12 November 2006 (1 hour)

  10. 10. Misgivings

    19 November 2006 (1 hour)

  11. 11. A New Day

    26 November 2006 (1 hour)

  12. 12. That's Got His Own

    3 December 2006 (1 hour)

  13. 13. Final Grades

    10 December 2006 (1 hour)

Full cast & crew

Actors and Actresses

Jimmy McNulty

Cedric Daniels

Kima Greggs

Avon Barksdale

Bunk Moreland

Stringer Bell

Lester Freamon

Rhonda Pearlman

Bodie Broadus

Marlo Stanfield

Ellis Carver

Tommy Carcetti

Ervin Burrell

Reviews & comments

avatar van Donkerwoud


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For those who weren't completely clear yet: creator David Simon is a visionary in how he continues to shape this series. Against the countless format-oriented productions, he sets a series that continues to evolve into something new with each season. In this season we follow a clique of high school street urchins and how they are shaped by the ghetto. But with that I have not even given away a quarter of the storylines, because the theme extends from political decision-making to abuses in the schools and of course how the good old detective work is carried out. So many different perspectives without it feeling cluttered or messy. Remarkably, McNulty has turned into a supporting role, but fortunately other characters, such as Bunk and Freamon, are just as interesting.

The great common of all storylines is the loss of childlike innocence and more than ever we see how the black population in the ghettos is trapped in the system. Their decline starts with how the older generation exerts its influence on the youth. For only a few there is still some light at the end of the tunnel. The only thing that disappointed me slightly was how Chris and Snoop were handled, they kind of get stuck in a somewhat caricatured plot device for the hopelessness of drug dealing. I also would have liked to see a little more about how Michael goes from innocent teenager to cold-blooded gangster-in-the-cap. Small minuses compared to an otherwise very entertaining whole.

Thirteen more episodes to go and I've seen everything from this masterful epic, my heart is already bleeding. The best thing is how the series is put together like a big jigsaw puzzle, in which this season is again inextricably linked to what we saw in previous seasons . Brilliant! Fantastic! Masterly! And more such superlatives!

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avatar van Zandkuiken


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I can concur with the superlatives here. Season 2 is excellent, 1 and 3 are still going smoothly, but it is in this fourth season that the level of The Wire rises to truly dizzying heights. The series here is even more compelling, even more tragic, but at times also funnier, more nuanced and more beautiful than the previous seasons. A police series that finally degenerates into a sociological portrait of a medium-sized American city, where the American Dream has finally disappeared.

And that while McNulty, who stole the show in previous seasons, is no more than a glorified extra. It says a lot about all those great characters that pass by. Personal favorite is Bunny Colvin, who may well be at the heart of this fourth season. His purified glance as he sees the entire system failing around him is a great example of the 'soft eyes' that The Bunk talks about to Kima in one scene.

About 15 years ago I watched the first 4 seasons all in succession (then just like now at a fast pace). I didn't see the fifth season until later, and every time with a week in between if I'm not mistaken. For some reason it hit me a little less than the others. Curious what that will bring, but this fourth season is in any case the absolute magnum opus of master television maker David Simon.

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