Corruption is rife throughout The Wire: The Complete Third Season, which picks up the further adventures of the Baltimore Major Crimes Unit as they continue to wage war on drugs. Only as this is The Wire, thats just the beginnings of their problems. Once again, the show thats rightly being acclaimed as one of Americas finest and most intelligent dramas covers the story from all areas. Theres the investigating cops on one hand, their targets on the other, and the small matter of heavy political influence both with the Police Department itself, and from the Mayors Office too.
Cleverly sowing the seeds for the series thatll follow, while lacing the narrative with a wealth of challenging ideas to deal with there and then, season three isnt perhaps the finest of The Wire to date, but it sure does run things close. From its willingness to explore a solution of tolerance to the problem in hand, through to the political ambitions of one man determined to make a name for himself, and the small matter of a drugs operation riddled with in-fighting, its compelling drama.
Its also unequalled in recent times, courtesy of its outstanding writing, measured performances and willingness to take some bold gambles. Put bluntly, The Wire: The Complete Third Season is a quite brilliant piece of television drama, and easily rewards a purchase. --Simon Brew
The complete thirteen episode third season of the popular drama series which follows drug and murder investigations in Baltimore. Told from the point of view of both the police and their targets, the series captures a universe of subterfuge and surveillance, where easy distinctions between good and evil, and crime and punishment, are challenged at every turn. Episodes comprise: 'Time After Time, 'All Due Respect', 'Dead Soldiers', 'Amsterdam', 'Straight and True', 'Homecoming', 'Back Burners', 'Moral Midgetry', 'Slapstick', 'Reformation', 'Middle Ground' and 'Mission Accomplished'.
In Season 3 of The Wire, Baltimore's police department struggles to crack down on a criminal drug ring that's sweeping the city. Bodies are piling up and a desperate mayor wants the tide turned before the upcoming election.
Wire - Complete Series 3