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The Wire - The Complete First and Second Seasons
The Wire - The Complete First and Second Seasons
Actors: Dominic West, John Doman, Wendell Pierce, Lance Reddick, Deirdre Lovejoy
Directors: Brad Anderson, Clark Johnson, Clement Virgo, Daniel Attias, Ed Bianchi
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
UR     2005     24hr 55min

After one episode of The Wire you'll be hooked. After three, you'll be astonished by the precision of its storytelling. After viewing all 13 episodes of the HBO series' remarkable first season, you'll be cheering a bona-fi...  more »

     

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Actors: Dominic West, John Doman, Wendell Pierce, Lance Reddick, Deirdre Lovejoy
Directors: Brad Anderson, Clark Johnson, Clement Virgo, Daniel Attias, Ed Bianchi
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Crime, Indie & Art House, Drama, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Hbo Home Video
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 01/25/2005
Original Release Date: 06/02/2002
Theatrical Release Date: 06/02/2002
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 24hr 55min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 16
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English, Greek
 

Movie Reviews

Better than the Sopranos
Reggie L. Mattocks | Upper Marlboro, MD | 12/14/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Though it isn't given the National publicity as the Sopranos, the Wire undoubtedly is much better. I say that not taking away from how good the Sopranos is, but the fact is the Wire is not only showing you Baltimore's Hood, but every ghetto hood across America. From D.C. to Philly to the brick city in Jersey, to the 5 boroughs in NYC, to the dirty dirty down south, to them wards in Texas, all the way to Cali. Granted, most of the characters in the Wire dress and talk East Coast, the struggles and lifestyles are no different in the drug game. The Wire is not afraid to show you the gully side of drugs, police corruption, political corruption, and dishoner amongst men and women who break bread together and will off each other or their families over principle. This is basically a reflection of what our society has become and The Wire doesn't try to sugarcoat it or hide that fact. Probably why it's on HBO and not on regular TV (Is there such a thing as free regular TV anymore?). The acting is top notch from everyone including extras. This set gets watched just as much as my Godfather, Heat, Goodfellas, Casino or Scarface movies do. It's on the same level."
Second the Motion
D. Shein | Oregon | 07/31/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'm jealous: the Amazon editorial review above is a 100 percent bull's-eye, and I wish I had written it.

This IS the best show on HBO (or on television for that matter). The writing has a richness and precision that is not describable and the casting is as perfect as I have ever seen. The storylines are intricate and gripping, the characters are layered and real, and the acting is beyond description -- there isn't a weak performance, or even an average one, anywhere. From top to bottom, The Wire is brilliant. Its craft is stunning and its heart is profound.

More good news: the third season is up to the standard of the first two. With due respect to Hill Street Blues, the Sopranos, and many other greats, this is the best work I have seen on television. The Wire is without peer."
The realest series
C_realla | Brooklyn Park MN | 05/29/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Wire is one of the most raw and realistic shows that portrays all angles of the dope game and street life. It takes place in Baltimore and shows perspective from the police and the drug dealers. The only downside to watching this series is that the episodes are addictive and one can easily spend 3 hours watching all the episodes on a disc."
Giving THE WIRE Justice
Bart King | Portland, Oregon | 10/18/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I hesitate to try to typify THE WIRE in a wee Amazon review, as the show's extraordinary realism and excellence are reflected in so many different components, it would take a feature article to do it justice. For example, this crime program is populated by police officers and criminals who are in many cases, the "genuine article," and there is no obvious difference between these real-deal folks and the show's ACTUAL actors. Thus, we can score one for verisimilitude. (Actually, score two.)

I'd also like to point out that if you're a fan of this show and you haven't read teleplay writer and novelist George Pellecanos's work yet, get to it. (Oh, and cancel that holiday you were thinking about spending in Baltimore. The place is apparently a corrupt hellhole.)"