The Wire (2002–2008)
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Port in a Storm 

The detail has a setback. Russell and Bunk revisit Philly, looking for evidence. Brother Mouzone talks with Stringer Bell regarding their agreement, leaving Bell to contend with Avon ... See full summary »

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The detail has a setback. Russell and Bunk revisit Philly, looking for evidence. Brother Mouzone talks with Stringer Bell regarding their agreement, leaving Bell to contend with Avon Barksdale. McNulty and Greggs return to the Westside, where they discover new connections. Herc and Carver feel disrespected by fellow officers. Nick tries to come to terms with the Greeks, and himself. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Trivia

On the DVD boxset, the commentary for the final episode of the season is provided by co-producer Karen L. Thorson who talks about the contributions made by producer Robert F. Colesberry. As well as being a work colleague, Thorson also happens to be Colesberry's widow. Also discussing the episode is Thom Zimny who talks about the work on the episode by editor Geraldine Peroni. Zimny became the show's lead editor after Peroni's suicide. See more »

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When Frank Sobotka's body was pulled out of the river, he had been stabbed a number of times and his throat had been slashed, meaning that he ultimately bled to death. Were that so, his skin pallor should have been virtually sheet white, but both his upper torso and particularly his face were still a very rosy pink. See more »

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Airline employee: Business or pleasure for you?
The Greek: Business, always business.
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References South Park (1997) See more »

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Have You Ever Seen the Rain?
Performed by Joan Jett
Composed by John Fogerty
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Another great season...
22 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Wire's first season was a success for many reasons- it was realistic, it had some amazing dialogue, it was able to introduce a lot of characters and story lines and still tell a structural and coherent story and make us care for the characters. Season Two is pretty much the same...

What I really love about The Wire is it's ability not to succumb to viewer manipulation or outlandish story lines. I am not saying that is a bad thing all of the time, but I am glad that there is a show that isn't like that. Of course, because of the realism and grounded nature, many people will probably not enjoy this show because there won't be many 'Thrilling' moments. I do admit that at times in some episodes I would tune out accidentally. It is not a perfect show, but even when I wasn't completely entertained by it or at the edge of my seat, I always felt that it still respected me as a viewer and was more worried with the overall picture.

There is no real rise or drop in quality from the first season, but while I gave the first season an 8/10 overall, I will give the 2nd season an 8.5/10. Part of the reason is because I am getting more accustomed to it's type of story-telling and overall structure, and whenever I look back on it it lingers in my mind. Also, the last shot of Season Two really pleased me.


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