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5.0 out of 5 stars Utterly Compelling Television, 24 Sept. 2008
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This review is from: The Wire : Complete HBO Season 1 [DVD] [2002] [2005] (DVD)
The Wire, simply, is about Baltimore's drug trade told from the the point of view of the police, the dealers, the bosses and the users. It's a complicated issue with heros and villains on each side with those divisions sometimes blurring.

This is all told in an uncompromising way - with slang laden dialogue, violence and moral turpitude. The viewer in firstly considered to be smart and full of attention because things happen so fast that you sometimes miss things. The characters are complex and develop over SEASONS rather than episodes and one finds oneself warming to not just the police but the protagonists.

I think that this is one of the best series that I have seen - it's up there with The West Wing, 24, Six Feet Under and Rescue Me. I think The Wire pips it because it is so well made and so uncompromising with characters so rich that you question whether they are actors at all. HBO must be considered, at this point, to be at the apex of television as an art form.

An absolute must see.
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