The wire begins to yield information about the Barksdale organization. Stringer and Avon reminisce on how far they have come. McNulty finds the way to a key piece of the puzzle in an unlikely place. ...
In the Season Four finale, the bodies from the vacants pile up while Burrell offers his support to Daniels and admonishes Rawls for crossing him. A distraught Bubbles finds himself at his wit's end ...
Set in Baltimore, this show centers around the city's inner-city drug scene. It starts as mid-level drug dealer, D'Angelo Barksdale beats a murder rap. After a conversation with a judge, Det. James McNulty has been assigned to lead a joint homicide and narcotics team, in order to bring down drug kingpin Avon Barksdale. Avon Barksdale, accompanied by his right-hand man Stringer Bell, enforcer Wee-Bey and many lieutenants (including his own nephew, D'Angelo Barksdale), has to deal with law enforcement, informants in his own camp, and competition with a local rival, Omar, who's been robbing Barksdale's dealers and reselling the drugs. The supervisor of the investigation, Lt. Cedric Daniels, has to deal with his own problems, such as a corrupt bureaucracy, some of his detectives beating suspects, hard-headed but determined Det. McNulty, and a blackmailing deputy. The show depicts the lives of every part of the drug "food chain", from junkies to dealers, and from cops to politicians. Written by
Throughout the last two seasons, Carcetti repeatedly refers to a possible gubernatorial challenge in 2008, after serving two years as Baltimore mayor. But Maryland holds gubernatorial elections in off years - 2006, 2010, etc. The new governor would have been elected the same year that Carcetti was elected mayor - 2006 - and up for re-election in four years, not two. See more »
Great acting, great story, great directing, great SHOW! - Must see....
You want to learn something about city politics, police corruption,
drug dealing or how this tapestry of city corruption is woven together
then watch The Wire. This is truly an excellent series, with superb
acting, writing, directing, and truly outstanding characters.
With season three starting Sept 18th I can wait. First season was drugs
in The Projects, second season was down on the Baltimore docks, with
longshoreman, drugs, prostitution, unions, and every changing need for
dock workers and space for condominiums and all the politics that go
This is a must see and makes HBO my #1 channel to watch. BTW, my
favorite character is Omar (Michael K. Williams). Omar is kind of a
modern day Robinhood. Steels from the drug dealers and gives to himself
and his crew. This guy redefines cool. 10/10
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