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The Wire - Seasons 1-4
The Wire - Seasons 1-4
Actors: Dominic West, John Doman, Frankie Faison, Aidan Gillen, Deirdre Lovejoy
Directors: Agnieszka Holland, Alex Zakrzewski, Anthony Hemingway, Brad Anderson, Christine Moore
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
UR     2007     50hr 15min

Studio: Hbo Home Video Release Date: 12/04/2007

     
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Actors: Dominic West, John Doman, Frankie Faison, Aidan Gillen, Deirdre Lovejoy
Directors: Agnieszka Holland, Alex Zakrzewski, Anthony Hemingway, Brad Anderson, Christine Moore
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Crime, Drama, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Hbo Home Video
Format: DVD - Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 12/04/2007
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2008
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 50hr 15min
Screens: Full Screen
Number of Discs: 19
SwapaDVD Credits: 19
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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People will watch The Wire 100 years from now
Max Rottersman | Hanover, NH USA | 07/12/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Not a single tired cliche, characterization short-cut or unbelievable plot point. Not a single action motivated by anything other than the character's personality. If Dickens were alive today he would have been one of the writers.

The older I get the more critical I become of film/TV. I almost don't like anything anymore. It's easy for me to explain why so many other shows are poorly made. I wish it was easy to explain what makes The Wire so good.

It is violent, and season 4, because it deals with children, is very depressing. Everyone I meet, I ask them , have you seen it? And I ask them, 'what else do you think is as good as The Wire?' Perhaps there are shows I've missed. So far, everyone has said, 'such and such is good...but not as good as The Wire.'

What makes the Wire special is that it is more than entertainment. It is, excuse the hyperbole, a vision of truth. It is us. Laugh at me. I would too. Then watch. Start with Season One, Episode One."
Most valuable tv series ever
George Sands | USA | 01/07/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As far as I am concerned, this is the best tv series ever. Not only is it great drama, it has meaningful social commentary. THe writing, acting, directing is top notch. How can it not be with writers like Pelecanos, Price and Lehane? I wish someone would pay attention to this series as it could help heal a multitude of cities with urban blight. Every college student should see this and high school and college courses should be given based on this series. It nails urban ills. Every sociology, education, poli-sci student should see this series before getting their degree. I mean it. I hope Baltimore can rise again. Last time I was there in the late 80s, it was just like the Wire. I had to submit a review because it sure deserves more than one star."
Goodbye to a television classic
E. T. Higgins | south of the border | 02/27/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"with only one episode left of 'the wire', i thought it would be appropriate to say goodbye and to thank everyone who had a hand in creating arguably the best drama in the history of tv.
that would include the genius of david simon(homocide:life on the streets),tom fontana(oz)and guest writers such as george pelecanos and richard price(clockers).also, a group of actors unmatched in the annals
of television. you can not replace a series like 'the wire'; you can only hope that the creative minds of simon and fontana can come up with another series down the road.that 'the wire' was not peppered with emmys,
demonstrates how far mediocrity is ahead of real art in this country, and i'm not just talking about television.
after 'the wire' is no longer, i will have only a few shows left to watch:
'the shield', 'rescue me','brotherhood', 'dexter', big love', 'real time with bill mahar', 'curb your enthusiasm' and 'the office.'
as you may notice, except for 'the office', there is nothing else i watch on major network tv.the reason: that's where most of mediocrity lives!"
Wow.
T. Bumpus | Florida | 09/13/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What can be said that hasn't already been said? The series is a complete knock-out that works on all levels (as compelling drama, as comedy, as character study). Best of all, the series operates as a shocking expose on the fraudulence of the war on drugs, a social study of the vicious cycles of Baltimore's inner city life, and a treatise on the ineffectuality of supposedly progressive governmental institutions. Disturbing and genuinely moving."