THE WIRE IS RUBBISH - DON'T WATCH IT!
Okay my title is provocative and also totally tongue in cheek. It is also the complete opposite of how I feel.
The Wire, a tightly inter-woven story about the social and political ills of Baltimore through the multiple perspectives of those involved is a MASTERPIECE of storytelling through the medium of television drama.
Police, politicians, drug dealers, dockers, schools all have their story to tell.
Needless to say the politicians are the seediest and those least deserving of our respect. But no one comes up squeaky clean.
The Wire glorifies nothing and attacks everythng. It works because the writing is of a quality that has rarely if ever been surpassed.
It doesn't look as visually gorgeous as The Sopranos and there isn't a central character as colosal Tony Soprano. There are people inhabiting the world of The Wire called Bunk, Bubbles, D,Ziggy,Stringer, The Brother, Major all of whom deserve to be watched telling the story of their everyday lives
The wire gives one heck of a lot. It is a work of true storytelling genius that has laid down markers for quality for years to come.
Why is it called The Wire, you might ask? Watch and find out....believe me it's way better than your usual rubbish!!
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The Wire and downloading justification
Yes, we downloaded this from it's HBO showing in the USA and thanks to the dilligent work of other P2P friends (24Mill and counting) who included subtitles (and HOW it was needed!!) we found this series to rank as the very best 'life' drama of all time - to the present. So, I bought the set off Ebay ... and gifted it to our son. So, 'piracy' still does lead to the 'makers' getting a fruitful return. IF it is that good - go get the orginal - The Wire, fitted that criterion, perfectly.
The Wire is TV
This review will be kept short, if you like tv and you haven't seen the wire stop everything get the box set suspend the rest of your life for a week (or so) and watch it, after watching you will thgen start to convince everyone you know that they need to watch it, you will also probably start calling people mother fubbers (insert correct expletive) and when you get to the scene laugh your left arm off at the "f**k, f**k x lots more" scene. I now await a show that gets near this. I needs me Wire re-up
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Buy full box set - you wont regret it
excellent series, got loan of first series and enjoyed it so much I decided to buy the full box set.
Not for everybody, but if you want something challenging this is for you.
| Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Unlike other shows, The Wire is not about a heroe, it's about a city, its inhabitants, problems and glory (or lack of it).
The show can only be compared to the greatest drama tv shows ever made, like The Sopranos, Six Feet Under and a few others. The show's value is not on the entertainment factor (which is present), but on the caracters, the acting the accurate representation of what life was like on Baltimore City during the 90s.
If you are considering buying this product but not sure if it's right for you, let me try and clear your doubt. There is a consensus that the show is amazing, but if you're looking for easy entertainment after working all day, this might not be for you.