My new television addiction is THE WIRE. An HBO show from 2002-2008 that somehow I missed all these years. After I finished Mindunter 2 on Netflix I was longing for a great drama/crime series and my best bud Robin talked about how she loved this show.
It was tough getting into the first season. So many characters and plotlines running everywhere! After watching the show for a whole season I just started it from the beginning again. I knew the characters and following the plot became a lot easier.
Also, the good news is that Amazon Prime has the Wire not just HBO GO. Amazon has a much better streaming platform and one episode flows into another. HBO stops and you manually have to start each one. Annoying.
So here is a bit about the show, and if you haven't seen it, by all means, be ready for a great time!
The Wire is an American crime drama television series created and primarily written by author and former police reporter David Simon. The series was broadcast by the cable network HBO in the United States. The Wire premiered on June 2, 2002, and ended on March 9, 2008, comprising 60 episodes over five seasons.
Set and produced in Baltimore, Maryland, The Wire introduces a different institution of the city and its relationship to law enforcement in each season while retaining characters and advancing storylines from previous seasons.
The five subjects are, in chronological order: the illegal drug trade, the seaport system, the city government and bureaucracy, education and schools, and the print news medium.
The large cast consists mainly of actors who are little known for their other roles, as well as numerous real-life Baltimore and Maryland figures in guest and recurring roles. Simon has said that despite its framing as a crime drama, the show is "really about the American city, and about how we live together.
It's about how institutions have an effect on individuals. Whether one is a cop, a longshoreman, a drug dealer, a politician, a judge or a lawyer, all are ultimately compromised and must contend with whatever institution to which they are committed." Read More
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