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The Wire: The Complete First Season

3 Ratings: 5.0
Drama and Television TV show

After one episode ofThe Wireyou'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-fide American masterpiece. Series … see full wiki

3 reviews about The Wire: The Complete First Season
review by . December 18, 2008
This is great stuff. I can't really add to what others have said here, except to say that this is definitely a series to watch. It's got everything you'd want from a crime drama like CSI, but much more. The characters are interesting: nobody fits an easy stereotype, and no one is simply a good guy or a bad guy. There are several overlapping story arcs, but they all fit together in a complex puzzle. There are hints of many much larger storylines that could be followed up on, but aren't -- it has …
review by . October 11, 2006
Unlike the Amzon.com editorial review I don't think the wire hooks you after the first episode, actually I think it's like that with both the first and second season. The beginning episodes actually may turn some people off of it but you have to keep watching. Everybody starts out swearing way too much, I mean they can't go three regular words without swearing and your trying to figure out why the cast looks so dumb and why you can barely understand them. You have to push yourself through the first …
review by . May 05, 2005
I don't like to spend my time in front of the tv-set just to be entertained.   This series, which I was unable to watch over here in Europe before the dvd-set came out, is simply awesome. It doesn't want to entertain. It wants you to think of what our cities have become and what each and everyone of us could or should do to prevent it from getting worse.  The first set is about a drug-related murder case in Baltimore in which the police, while trying to solve it, discover a huge …
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The Wire: The Complete First Season
Genre: Television, Drama
Studio: HBO Home Video
DVD Release Date: October 12, 2004

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