Set in Baltimore, this show centers around the city's inner-city drug scene. It starts as mid-level drug dealer, D'Angelo Barksdale beats a murder rap. After a conversation with a judge, Det. James McNulty has been assigned to lead a joint homicide and narcotics team, in order to bring down drug kingpin Avon Barksdale. Avon Barksdale, accompanied by his right-hand man Stringer Bell, enforcer Wee-Bey and many lieutenants (including his own nephew, D'Angelo Barksdale), has to deal with law enforcement, informants in his own camp, and competition with a local rival, Omar, who's been robbing Barksdale's dealers and reselling the drugs. The supervisor of the investigation, Lt. Cedric Daniels, has to deal with his own problems, such as a corrupt bureaucracy, some of his detectives beating suspects, hard-headed but determined Det. McNulty, and a blackmailing deputy. The show depicts the lives of every part of the drug "food chain", from junkies to dealers, and from cops to politicians. Written by
All in the game. (fifth season)
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The writers/producers briefly considered doing a sixth season about the influx of Latinos into Baltimore. But none of them knew enough about Baltimore's Latino population to write about it so the idea was dropped. See more
Throughout the series some Officers are shown on both the day, evening and Night shifts in a short period of time, some even within the same day. The Baltimore police department rarely gives shift changes until the next fiscal year. See more
What's this Sobotka to you?
Maj. Stanislaus 'Stan' Valchek
He's an asshole.
The opening song is the same, but every season a new version is used with different artists performing in different genres (blues, soul, etc.). See more
"Way Down in the Hole"
Written and Performed by Tom Waits
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