the wire - season 5
I'm a big fan of The Wire so I had to watch the finale to the gritty end. While other commentators were disappointed in its shorter story arc than other series, I felt it delivered. You got to see all your favourite characters again - anti-hero Omar, Prop Joe, Marlo, Snoop & Chris, Michael and Dukie, the flawless Andre Royo as Bubbles, so solid Bunk, be-bop cool Lester Freamon, the maturation of Carver, the duplicity of Herc, pretty politician Carcetti, survivor Clay Davis, stiff Cedric, career-conscious Pearlman and of course, Mc Nutty the rebel spirit - going out on a job-costing limb to get his case funded.
All that set against the new storyline of print media - how they miss the best stories, the usual jostling for position in the corridors of Power - and there's more than enough to break your heart, entertain as well as inform. Has an US city of the late 20th century ever been dissected this thoroughly before ?
Absolutely unmissable! This is what TV should be doing!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
mixed feelings-what do I do at the end?
If you have got this far I really dont need to sell it to you. The wire is the best drama series I have ever seen. But what am I supposed to do when Ive watched this? The wire has had me addicted for the last month or so and I have been watching it when I should really have been doing other stuff.
Series 5 is more of the same brilliance that made series 1, 2, 3 and 4 so unmissable. The same great acting, plot twists and gritty realism that made it so compelling in the first place.
1- I love it but dont know what to do when its gone. (Like a true addict.)
2- The wire paints a crappy, grim, dark picture of the world we live in. I know Baltimore is across the pond and not leafy kent or yorkshire, but you only have to read a british newspaper headline to realise that England isnt entirely free of drugs, guns, violence, corruption, political sleaze and there you have it.
The Wire is immersive, addictive and all too real. Buy it.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
The best TV ever made.... watch all 5 seasons, a must see
| Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
It is impossible to reveiw this season alone as The Wire is THE best drama series ever to be shown on TV... this is true and you HAVE to start from Season 1 to fully grasp the depth of this amazingly well made and brilliantly scripted series. It's gritty, real and at every turn draws you into the plot, characters and story line. It weaves a twisted web of corruption and real life drama.. in fact I think the overall story line is pretty true to life. You will love all the characters, unfortunatly they don't all remain throughout the 5 seasons but the new characters are just as beloved and dear to you as they come and go or old characters grow into a new unexpected dimension and you find they have a depth you didn't first see. I now own all 5 seasons (actually I bought them from Itunes originally but lost them all on my hard drive) I simply had to own them on DVD to enjoy again and again.
series 5 of the wire was a fitting end to a fantastic series. I would advise anyone who likes a well written well acted police drama to look no further than the wire.Unlike some american drama series I have watched , they can fizzle out as
the writers lose a bit of steam ,the wire keeps up a great pace from series 1 through to 5.
Really great show
This is one of the best tv series I have watched, great cast and great story line. Would recommend to anyone who likes a good police drama that tells the story from both sides, good and bad. Loved it.