The Wire
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Posted 8/9/09
I'm glad to introduce this television show to you all and start the thread about it because The Wire is very well-done series.

The show was produced by HBO back in 2002 so probably a good amount of us have never heard of it before, I certainly didn't.

This show works with a lot of themes: crime, politics, drugs, morals, etc. The writing and cinematography are realistic and the character development is incredible.

The Wire takes place in Baltimore, Maryland and we're given the perspectives and stories of the police, politicians, drug dealers, their families, and other citizens of Baltimore.

There are 5 seasons of the show and the story is strong throughout, especially between episodes. Since the show was produced by HBO, there are no commercials so each episode is a full packed hour of content.

The story progresses every episode. Events and crimes aren't limited to 1-3 episodes. The characters go through and deal with cases as much as time and the creator's writing allows. What I'm trying to get at, is it's realistic.

What happens in the show isn't magically solved thanks to technology or through some random luck and intuition that allows someone to find a piece of evidence.

For example, The Wire doesn't use any super image-zoom that can somehow digitally enhance footage to be clear as if the cameras were directly in their face.

The detectives risk their lives, put together evidence, and build a case just as actual investigators would have to in reality, even if they're legit or not.

There are many police departments The Wire tells a story about by location (Northwest Baltimore, Southeast, etc) and each one comes with their own chains-of-command, their agendas, how they operate, etc.

You can't exactly say everyone gets along, criminals nor police. Just think about what you've gone through in school, work, and your outside life.

Check out The Wire! Some of the best television to have been produced.

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Posted 8/26/09
I dont' know well this serie but i heard it was good.
i'm rather interested
Posted 4/17/10
I never watched it, but my sister did. she liked it, so I might once I find the time to gaze at it
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Posted 4/24/10
I know The Wire, but not a big fans for it.

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