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This review is from: The Wire: Complete HBO Season 1-5 [DVD] (DVD)
I bought this box set last month and after just finishing the final episode of season 5 i have to say its one of the greatest shows i have ever seen if not the greatest. The characters are compelling and the story could only come from lots of research. There are may times through out the series where i was shocked that this kind of corruption would happen on such a large scale but at the same time are pretty sure it does. The extra features also show an interesting look into the real world we live in and how it has influenced the show but what makes this show what it is is how it treats its audience with respect believing that we can work things out for ourselves with out being force fed the facts countless times as most other television shows. Quite simply a masterpiece that should be watched by everyone old enough to.