21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
Best drama series ever continues to deliver the goods.,
This review is from: The Wire: Complete HBO Season 3 [DVD]  (DVD)
If you are reading this, you are probably already familiar with the previous two seasons. I believe it is the best thing ever shown on television, period. I'll keep my praise short. It's all been said, better, by others. The overriding theme I try to keep foremost in mind as a viewer is "...all the pieces matter". Often I'll see just how much those pieces matter only after repeated viewings.
I live in the US where the fourth season just finished airing, and I own the third season DVD.
The bottom line is that the third season is every bit as good as the previous two. We get several new characters, and variations on the theme of institutional reform. That doesn't sound nearly as intersting as it turns out to be, but to be any more specific would spoil all the fun. A caution: AVOID spoilers for season three. There are a couple of MAJOR events in this season that are all over the internet.
I don't want to take anything away from season three, but be advised that the fourth season is now being pronounced the best so far by nearly every fan I know personally (and I know quite a few).
Bottom line... Is season three of The Wire worth owning? Oh, Indeed!