The Wire

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Season 3 | Season 4 |
Season 5 |
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The Wire (2002-2006) is a groundbreaking urban drama set in Baltimore, Maryland. The HBO series is routinely listed as one of the best television programs of the last two decades. It features a memorably gritty tone, superbly drawn characters, and a setting that itself becomes a character.

The first three seasons were reviewed by Ben P. Duck and Jess Lynde. Seasons four and five, in progress, are being reviewed by Billie Doux.

Season One

1.1 The Target
1.2 The Detail
1.3 The Buys
1.4 Old Cases
1.5 The Pager
1.6 The Wire
1.7 One Arrest
1.8 Lessons
1.9 Game Day
1.10 The Cost
1.11 The Hunt
1.12 Cleaning Up
1.13 Sentencing

Season Two

2.1 Ebb Tide
2.2 Collateral Damage
2.3 Hot Shots
2.4 Hard Cases
2.5 Undertow
2.6 All Prologue
2.7 Backwash
2.8 Duck and Cover
2.9 Stray Rounds
2.10 Storm Warnings
2.11 Bad Dreams
2.12 Port in a Storm

Season Three

3.1 Time After Time
3.2 All Due Respect
3.3 Dead Soldiers
3.4 Hamsterdam
3.5 Straight and True
3.6 Homecoming
3.7 Back Burners
3.8 Moral Midgetry
3.9 Slapstick
3.10 Reformation
3.11 Middle Ground
3.12 Mission Accomplished

Season Four

4.1 Boys of Summer
4.2 Soft Eyes
4.3 Home Rooms
4.4 Refugees
4.5 Alliances
4.6 Margin of Error
4.7 Unto Others
4.8 Corner Boys
4.9 Know Your Place
4.10 Misgivings
4.11 A New Day
4.12 That's Got His Own
4.13 Final Grades

Season Five

5.1 More With Less
5.2 Unconfirmed Reports
5.3 Not for Attribution
5.4 Transitions
5.5 React Quotes
5.6 The Dickensian Aspect
5.7 Took
5.8 Clarifications
5.9 Late Editions
5.10 -30-

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Cast

Dominic West (Det. James 'Jimmy' McNulty)
John Doman (Dep. Comm. for Operations William A. Rawls)
Deirdre Lovejoy (Asst. State's Atty. Rhonda Pearlman)
Wendell Pierce (Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland)
Lance Reddick (Lt. Cedric Daniels)
Sonja Sohn (Det. Shakima 'Kima' Greggs)
Idris Elba (Russell 'Stringer' Bell)
Seth Gilliam (Sgt. Ellis Carver)
Domenick Lombardozzi (Det. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk)
Clarke Peters (Det. Lester Freamon)
Andre Royo (Reginald 'Bubbles' Cousins)
Jim True-Frost (Det. Roland 'Prez' Pryzbylewski)
Michael Kenneth Williams (Omar Little)
Jamie Hector (Marlo Stanfield)