The Wire, Season 1

The Wire, Season 1

The Wire

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2008-05-12
  • Advisory Rating: M
  • Episodes: 13
8.3/10
8.3
From 813 Ratings

Description

On the drug-infested streets of West Baltimore, there are good guys and there are bad guys. Sometimes you need more than a badge to tell them apart. From HBO comes Season 1 of this highly realistic drama series that follows a single sprawling drug and murder investigation in Baltimore — one that culminates in a complex series of dangerous wiretaps and surveillance. Told from the points of view of both the police and their targets, the series captures a universe where easy distinctions between good and evil, and crime and punishment, are challenged at every turn. The ensemble cast includes Dominic West, John Doman, Idris Elba, Frankie R. Faison, Larry Gilliard Jr., Wood Harris, Domenick Lombardozzi, Deirdre Lovejoy, Wendell Pierce, Lance Reddick, Andre Royo, and Sonja Sohn.

Episodes

Title Time Speed
1 The Target 1:02:07 22,415 KB/Sec Download
2 The Detail 57:44 32,753 KB/Sec Download
3 The Buys 55:02 22,849 KB/Sec Download
4 Old Cases 59:29 27,690 KB/Sec Download
5 The Pager 1:00:01 28,374 KB/Sec Download
6 The Wire 59:18 50,718 KB/Sec Download
7 One Arrest 59:08 28,296 KB/Sec Download
8 Lessons 56:03 47,126 KB/Sec Download
9 Game Day 56:41 47,404 KB/Sec Download
10 The Cost 55:30 21,863 KB/Sec Download
11 The Hunt 56:20 46,264 KB/Sec Download
12 Cleaning Up 56:18 32,816 KB/Sec Download
13 Sentencing 1:05:31 31,433 KB/Sec Download

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Reviews

  • The greatest, most ambitious television series of all time.

    5
    By ColinJames
    Nothing has ever attempted the scope and scale of THE WIRE. It's a peerless work in television that begins as 'merely' a densely detailed show about cops and drug dealers, but expands to be a grand examination of an embattled city and the forces that run it, from every aspect of society. While the show is not always perfect it's still far richer, better-executed and engrossing piece of epic sotrytelling than has ever been done in a filmed format.
  • Incredible

    5
    By 41jessi
    First recommended to me by a friend. Pitched as a cop drama I had little incenive to watch. However, after the first few episodes I was hooked. This is so much more than a police drama. It really gets to grips with some meaty issues and lacks any of the make-up and glamour applied to other series of its kind.
  • Great TV series

    5
    By Bmanj67
    The best drama keeps you guessing what's going to happen. The plot needs twists and turns and well developed characters that are different from the typical stereotypes. This show has it all.
  • Probably the best TV show ever made

    5
    By HGJHJVGC
    This is an absolutely brilliant show, but you need to have some patience, as the first few episodes are really setting up the story. This series has everything: realism, great characters, great dialogue, brilliant storytelling and it will make you think about the state of our society. At first, it's just a crime show, but in the next four seasons it delves into the docks, the schools, the politics and the newspapers of Baltimore.
  • The only disappointment is that its over

    5
    By TommGun
    As a very critical and hard to please individual, I tend to struggle to find any TV series that are worth watching. The Wire was a major exception. The manner in which the show is filmed and the multilayered storyline seem to suck you in to a point where you feel like you are there. The notice taken to detail colloquialisms and nuances of the key and second tier characters made it so easy to feel like you really knew the characters. I could not stop watching once I started in the same way one can be gripped by an excellent book. Best series I have ever seen hands down.
  • Unsurpassed

    5
    By mdub
    Without question, one of the greatest drama series of all time. Not only from a dramatic standpoint, but for the balanced social commentary. This show is truly authentic (some of the 'actors' are real-life criminals) and the plot lines are intricately wrought, with seemingly throw away lines returning as major events in later seasons. Watch. This. Show.
  • An Excellent Piece of Television

    5
    By MB-kog
    This show has gained large amounts of critical acclaim and for good reason. It is well shot, well paced and the story is tightly written. The characters are made believable by stunning performances all round. If you haven't already seen The Wire, it would come with my reccomendation that you purchase the starter pack episodes immediately. You will not regret it.
  • Best series ever

    5
    By xposya
    You must see this it is the best tv series ever made I can't stop watching
  • The Wire

    5
    By Fergo74
    Do yourself a favour and watch this show. No big stars, no gloss, just gritty drama based on true events that took place in Baltimore( the Wire's creator worked as a journalist in Baltimore for a time) Politics is a major theme throughout and very cleverly shows how individuals are striving to succeed in the criminal world and the police. Hat's off HBO you have done it again!!!
  • Brilliant

    5
    By Pemberton
    More like a novel or a tapestry than a TV show, The Wire is rich in complexity, depth of character and moral shades of grey. Watching this series is entertaining, but it also opens your eyes to a segment of inner city life in the USA that many of us would never be exposed to. Quite possibly the best television i've seen.

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