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The best thing on TV ever,
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This review is from: The Wire: Complete HBO Season 2 [DVD]  (DVD)
I fortunately read a magazine article recently about decent TV programmes and The Wire was mentioned as rivalling The Sopranos as possibly the greatest programme ever made. I'm probably the same as a lot of people in that I'd missed this totally on TV, but boy am I glad I chose to buy that magazine. I'm now A Wire addict, watched season one in a couple of days and just finishing season two with season three on order. I am turning friends onto this as well. I won't harp on about the storylines as from reading the other reviews everybody should know the plot. I just felt compelled to wax lyrical about how great this drama is. I love the fact that a whole season follows an investigation, rather than watching other programmes that try and fit everything into an hour. The characters are all believable, with McNulty being the best character on TV. Well from now on when watching TV, if it doesn't match up with The Wire then I'm not watching it. The only downside for me is that season five is not out until September, still I can re-watch seasons 1 to 4. Thank God for The Wire, a programme I can believe in.