The Wire (2002–2008)
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With Election Day approaching, the three mayoral candidates make last-minute appeals. Carcetti wrangles for votes as he responds to a potentially devastating smear. Norris and Greggs get a ... See full summary »

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(created by), (teleplay by) (as Eric Overmyer) | 3 more credits »
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With Election Day approaching, the three mayoral candidates make last-minute appeals. Carcetti wrangles for votes as he responds to a potentially devastating smear. Norris and Greggs get a lead on the Braddock case, but end up being detoured. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Randy talking to his teacher about the murder of Lex is almost exactly halfway through the episode, halfway through the season and marks the turning point in this seasons plot. See more »

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Dep. Comm. for Operations William A. Rawls: [after telling Landsman to stall a murder investigation] American democracy. Let's show those Third World fucks how it's done.
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We Are Family
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Written by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers
Performed by Sister Sledge
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Its real yo...
16 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This show continues to shock and amaze me week after week. One unfortunate side-effect of becoming a wire-head is that everything else looks a bit cheesier. The Sopranos for example, is way over-stylized, the dialog is forced and the plot lines are way over the top. Don't get me wrong, the sopranos is a very good show, which is why I'm using it as an example. The Wire comes across as so very authentic that you can't help roll your eyes when tony says "forgedaboudit" with a mouthful of baked ziti. The wire not only attacks relevant issues, but it follows very human characters with complicated stories. Life is not simple and the wire doesn't pretend that it is. Nothing ever really wraps up. Not in the way Lost doesn't tie together. The stories have a beginning a middle and an end, but they don't satisfy themselves or tie themselves up with bows. The outcomes are imperfect for everyone. No one is a real hero, everyone is vulnerable. If you want a dose of reality television, ditch Top Chef start up with the wire.


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