The Wire - The Complete Series

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Overview

In time-honored American tradition, two tough bureaucracies clashed head-on in the weekly cable-TV police drama The Wire. The difference here was that the bureaucracies in question were on diametrically opposite sides of the law. Filmed in Baltimore, the series was set in motion when a local judge, disgusted with the lack of progress in the war on drugs, ordered the city's Narcotics and Homicide divisions to join forces in their efforts to solve a string of murders which might have been drug-related. The "good ...
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Overview

In time-honored American tradition, two tough bureaucracies clashed head-on in the weekly cable-TV police drama The Wire. The difference here was that the bureaucracies in question were on diametrically opposite sides of the law. Filmed in Baltimore, the series was set in motion when a local judge, disgusted with the lack of progress in the war on drugs, ordered the city's Narcotics and Homicide divisions to join forces in their efforts to solve a string of murders which might have been drug-related. The "good guys" included homicide detectives Jimmy McNulty Dominic West and Bunk Moreland Wendell Pierce and narcotics detectives Shakima Greggs Sonja Sohn, Cedric Daniels Lance Reddick, Ellis Carver Seth Gilliam, and Herc Hauk Domenick Lombardazzi. To say that these law officers did not always see eye to eye would be an understatement, but their jealous squabbles were minor compared to the ego-driven flare-ups within the bad guys' camp -- specifically the members of the Franklin Towers drug dealing operation, led by Avon Barksdale Wood Harris and his contentious relatives. Created by David Simon The Corner, the 13-episode The Wire debuted June 2, 2002, on HBO.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Audio commentaries from cast and crew; 3 prequels explore life before The Wire; Never-before-seen gag reel
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Christina Urban
Executive producer and creator David Simon explains that Season 3 of The Wire "reflects on the nature of reform and reformers." Specifically, the season's story arc focuses on three of those reformers: Stringer Bell Idris Elba, who attempts to change the nature of the Barksdale drug business by cooperating with the East Side's Prop Joe Robert F. Chew in order to share product, territory, and profits; Major "Bunny" Colvin Robert Wisdom, who seeks to rid the Western corners of the new Marlo Stanfield Jamie Hector drug enterprise by creating a safe zone called "Hamsterdam" in which to sell drugs; and Tommy Carcetti Aidan Gillen, a mayoral candidate with lots of new ideas for improving the city who faces challenges because he's white and lacks political capital. All three of these storylines converge and wrap around each other as the season goes on, but most alluring for fans is the Barksdale crew's ultimate fall from grace in the city's drug wars. For two seasons on The Wire, best friends Avon Barksdale Wood Harris and Stringer Bell held control of the drug trade in the Western. In Season 3, that allegiance is tested in a number of ways, leading to a betrayal so shocking that it's hard to watch the penultimate episode of the season. For a series that never deals in black or white, only in shades of gray, it's the perfect capper to a strong season.
Barnes & Noble - Christina Urban
"We are not trying to do a cop show; we are trying to depict an American city." That's creator David Simon's take on his series The Wire, and it's never been more evident than in Season 4. Like the previous three seasons, Season 4 focuses on a theme: education -- or lack thereof -- for the children of West Baltimore. Namond Brice Julito McCullum, Duquan "Dukie" Weems Jermaine Crawford, Randy Wagstaff Maestro Harrell, and Michael Lee Tristan Wilds all attend the same middle school in an area of Baltimore where drug dealing, shootings, and violence are commonplace. The season begins with the struggles of each boy to survive the reality of an inner-city existence. When Roland "Prez" Pryzbylewski James True-Frost leaves the Major Case Unit to become a teacher at the boys' school, even he can't comprehend how difficult teaching these boys will be. Meanwhile, the drug trade continues unchecked, with sociopath Marlo Stanfield Jamie Hector in absolute control. His enforcers, Chris Gbenga Akinnagbe and Snoop standout Felicia Pearson, go to every length to secure Marlo's corners -- including using a unique method to dispose of rivals' bodies. That gets the attention of steel-eyed veteran detectives Lester Freamon Clarke Peters, Kima Greggs Sonja Sohn, and Bunk Moreland Wendell Pierce who, despite no longer working the wire, are still following Marlo's activities. Trying to keep the body count out of the public eye is new mayoral candidate Tommy Carcetti Aidan Gillen, who faces an uphill battle in a town rife with corruption and backroom deals. By the time The Wire's 13-episode Season 4 ends, all three storylines converge into a sobering look at life and death in Baltimore.
Barnes & Noble - Christina Urban
"Competing ambitions. Competing vulnerabilities. Everything's a tangle in the end -- that was the fun of doing the last season." That David Simon quote, taken from the commentary on the 90-minute series finale, "30," puts all of 2008's Season 5 in perspective. The ten episodes are indeed a tangle, from the often inglorious Baltimore Police Department to Marlo Stanfield's (Jamie Hector) citywide drug operation to the Baltimore Sun newspaper to the mayor himself, Tommy Carcetti (Aidan Gillen). But fans of this landmark drama will be satisfied at how Simon and company are able to tie up not just Season 5 but the entire Wire universe. Budget cuts in the Baltimore PD mean the previous season's murders perpetrated by Chris (Gbenga Akinnagbe) and Snoop (Felicia Pearson) are quietly ignored -- but not by Jimmy McNulty (Dominic West). He and Lester Freamon (Clarke Peters) hatch an outrageous plan to shift departmental funds back onto the case, and that sets up one of the major storylines of Season 5. The other focus of the season is City Editor Gus Haynes (Clark Johnson) and his reporters at the Sun, who are told to "do more with less" in a town where crime is running rampant. In government, Mayor Carcetti faces troubles when the money he promised Baltimore schools fails to materialize, and he spends the rest of the season trying to keep up with the cutbacks. On the street, Marlo is now reigning king of Baltimore's drug trade, making enemies at every turn. A modern masterpiece, The Wire -- and native son Simon's exquisitely gritty from-the-heart storytelling -- will be greatly missed.

"Competing ambitions. Competing vulnerabilities. Everything's a tangle in the end -- that was the fun of doing the last season." That David Simon quote, taken from the commentary on the 90-minute series finale, "30," puts all of 2008's Season 5 in perspective. The ten episodes are indeed a tangle, from the often inglorious Baltimore Police Department to Marlo Stanfield's (Jamie Hector) citywide drug operation to the Baltimore Sun newspaper to the mayor himself, Tommy Carcetti (Aidan Gillen). But fans of this landmark drama will be satisfied at how Simon and company are able to tie up not just Season 5 but the entire Wire universe. Budget cuts in the Baltimore PD mean the previous season's murders perpetrated by Chris (Gbenga Akinnagbe) and Snoop (Felicia Pearson) are quietly ignored -- but not by Jimmy McNulty (Dominic West). He and Lester Freamon (Clarke Peters) hatch an outrageous plan to shift departmental funds back onto the case, and that sets up one of the major storylines of Season 5. The other focus of the season is City Editor Gus Haynes (Clark Johnson) and his reporters at the Sun, who are told to "do more with less" in a town where crime is running rampant. In government, Mayor Carcetti faces troubles when the money he promised Baltimore schools fails to materialize, and he spends the rest of the season trying to keep up with the cutbacks. On the street, Marlo is now reigning king of Baltimore's drug trade, making enemies at every turn. A modern masterpiece, The Wire -- and native son Simon's exquisitely gritty from-the-heart storytelling -- will be greatly missed.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/9/2008
  • UPC: 883929023196
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  • Source: Hbo Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 60:00:00
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Disc #1 -- The Wire: The Complete Series
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Disc #2 -- The Wire: The Complete Series
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            Temptation
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Disc #5 -- The Wire: The Complete Series
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            Take Stock
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            Something Real
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            "All in the Game..."
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Disc #6 -- The Wire: The Complete Series
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Disc #7 -- The Wire: The Complete Series
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            What's the Plan?
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            In Your Best Interest
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            "If I Hear the Music..."
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Disc #8 -- The Wire: The Complete Series
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            In too Deep
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            Just Like You
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            Win or Lose
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            Bad News
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Disc #9 -- The Wire: The Complete Series
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            Destruction Derby
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            "How Come They Don't Fly Away?"
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            "The World is a Smaller Place Now"
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            Eyes Wide Open
            "It Pays To Go With the Union Card..."
            Different Agendas
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Disc #10 -- The Wire: The Complete Series
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            Nothing But Scraps
            "I Need to Get Clean"
            Responsibility
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      Port in a Storm
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            There is Always More
            "Business Always Business"
            Where Else Would I Go?
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Disc #11 -- The Wire: The Complete Series
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      Time After Time
         Season One & Season Two Recap
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            Memories Collapsing
            "Come Out Rabbit"
            North
            Home Sweet Home
            Politics
            Dont You Know Who I Am?
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      All Due Respect
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            Supply and Demand
            A Measured Response
            It Begins
            Overwhelmed
            The Wrong Dog
            Forces of Nature
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         Commentary on Episode 1 "The After Time" by David Simon and Nina K. Noble
         Commentary on Episode 2 "All Due Respect" by Richard Price
      The Players
         The Law
         The Street
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Disc #12 -- The Wire: The Complete Series
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      Dead Soldiers
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            Stir it Up
            Breakout
            Numbers
            The Same Side
            A New Approach
            Free-Born Man
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      Amsterdam
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            Who Owns Where?
            Dissent in the Ranks
            Establishing the Zone
            Split the Vote
            From Now On
            Back in the Game
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         Commentary on Episode 3 "Dead Soldiers" by David Simon
      The Players
         The Law
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Disc #13 -- The Wire: The Complete Series
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            Business as Usual
            Chasing Shadows
            Clean Product
            The Free Market
            Customer Service
            The Second Day
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      Homecoming
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            Playing the Players
            Community Policing
            Corner Wars
            Previous Commitments
            Every Death Matters
            Campaign Finance
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      Back Burners
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            Switching the Target
            Prepaid
            Forward Observers
            The Bigger Picture
            Not a Priority
            Nearing Three Hundred
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Disc #14 -- The Wire: The Complete Series
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            Finding the Pattern
            A Glitch in the Numbers
            Loyalty First
            Nobody Seems to Care
            Make the Move
            Losing Your Edge
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            A Break With Tradition
            The Proper Channels
            Good Help is Hard to Find
            No Time to Think
            Contaminated
            You Never Had it So Good
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      Reformation
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            Vengeance
            No Room For Conscience
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            Stay With It
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            The Inside Line
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         The Street
      Series Index
Disc #15 -- The Wire: The Complete Series
   Set Up
      Audio
         French 2.0
         Spanish 2.0
      Subtitles
         English
         French
         Spanish
         None
   Episodes
      Middle Ground
         Previously On
         Next On
         Scene Selection
            Mutual Interests
            Straight Off the Tower
            One Step Ahead
            Redeployed
            Always on Duty
            Target Located
         Play Episode
         Play With Commentary
            Play This Episode With Commentary - On
            Play This Episode With Commentary - Off
      Mission Accomplished
         Previously On
         Scene Selection
            He'll Never Know
            Confidential Sources
            Shut it Down
            Between the Two Days
            Political Gains
            Back to Basics
         Play Episode
         Play With Commentary
            Play This Episode With Commentary - On
            Play This Episode With Commentary - Off
   Features
      Audio Commentaries
         Commentary on Episode 11 "Middle Ground" by George Pelecanos and Joe Chappelle
         Commentary on Episode 12 "Mission Accomplished" by David Simon and Karen L. Thorson
      Q&A With the Cast and Creative Team of the Wire
      David Simon at Eugene Lang College
      The Players
         The Law
         The Street
      Series Index
Disc #16 -- The Wire: The Complete Series
   Set Up
      Audio
         French 2.0
         Spanish 2.0
      Subtitles
         English
         French
         Spanish
         None
   Episodes
      Boys of Summer
         Seasons One, Two & Three Recap
         Next On
         Scene Selection
            Gunpowder Activated
            Quick and Clean
            Where's the Love?
            Nothin' Gets Done
            Soft Targets
            No Lex
         Play Episode
         Play With Commentary
            Commentary on Episode 1 "Boys of Summer" by David Simon and Ed Burns - On
            Commentary on Episode 1 "Boys of Summer" by David Simon and Ed Burns - Off
      Soft Eyes
         Previously On
         Next On
         Scene Selection
            Following the Money
            Looking For Lex
            That Ain't Me
            Subpoena For Records
            Proper Supervision
            Consider A Change
         Play Episode
      Home Rooms
         Previously On
         Next On
         Scene Selection
            Big Paws
            Relieved From Command
            Team Baltimore
            The First Day
            School of Social Work
            A Favor
         Play Episode
   Features
      Audio Commentary
         Commentary on Episode 1 "Boys of Summer" by David Simon and Ed Burns - On
         Commentary on Episode 1 "Boys of Summer" by David Simon and Ed Burns - Off
      Series Index
Disc #17 -- The Wire: The Complete Series
   Set Up
      Audio
         French 2.0
         Spanish 2.0
      Subtitles
         English
         French
         Spanish
         None
   Episodes
      Refugees
         Previously On
         Next On
         Scene Selection
            So Much Wisdom
            Homicide
            Marlo's Money
            Clarence's Deal
            Days by Their Faces
            This Ain't Over
         Play Episode
         Play With Commentary
            Commentary on Episode 4 "Refugees" by Jim True-Frost (Prez), Karen Thorson and Kate Sanford - On
            Commentary on Episode 4 "Refugees" by Jim True-Frost (Prez), Karen Thorson and Kate Sanford - Off
      Alliances
         Previously On
         Next On
         Scene Selection
            Anything You Need
            Corner Kids
            Zombie Master
            Street Sweeps
            Delegate Watkins
            Incentive to Listen
         Play Episode
      Margin of Error
         Previously On
         Next On
         Scene Selection
            Our Blessed Franchise
            Step Up Now
            Walk Around Money
            Election Day
            Some Kinda Democrat?
            Let's Celebrate
         Play Episode
         Play With Commentary
            Commentary on Episode 6 "Margin of Error" by Dan Attias and William F. Zorzi - On
            Commentary on Episode 6 "Margin of Error" by Dan Attias and William F. Zorzi - Off
      Unto Others
         Previously On
         Next On
         Scene Selection
            Who Doin' the Bounty?
            That Golden Rule
            What's Goin' On?
            Outta Sight
            Enable Me, Carv
            Learn to Behave
         Play Episode
   Features
      Audio Commentary
      Series Index
Disc #18 -- The Wire: The Complete Series
   Set Up
      Audio
         French 2.0
         Spanish 2.0
      Subtitles
         English
         French
         Spanish
         None
   Episodes
      Corner Boys
         Previously On
         Next On
         Scene Selection
            Practice Getting Over
            Pigeons on a Storm
            Omar?
            A Baltimore Question
            This is Your Chance
            I Want My Camera
         Play Episode
      Know Your Place
         Previously On
         Next On
         Scene Selection
            No More Bodies
            Ready to Work
            Pay Down Some Debt
            Too Friendly
            Party of Four
            A Proud Day
         Play Episode
      Misgivings
         Previously On
         Next On
         Scene Selection
            Global Warming
            Teach to the Test
            Same Damn Corners
            Jukin' the Stats
            Making a Play
            Ain't Comin' Back
         Play Episode
      A New Day
         Previously On
         Next On
         Scene Selection
            Who Doin' the Bounty?
            That Golden Rule
            What's Goin' On?
            Outta Sight
            Enable Me, Carv
            Learn to Behave
         Play Episode
   Features
      Audio Commentary
      Series Index
Disc #19 -- The Wire: The Complete Series
   Set Up
      Audio
         French 2.0
         Spanish 2.0
      Subtitles
         English
         French
         Spanish
         None
   Episodes
      That's Got His Own
         Previously On
         Next On
         Scene Selection
            No More Wood
            Step to Him
            Intimacy
            All the Love
            Bodies
            Can't Go Home
         Play Episode
      Final Grades
         Previously On
         Next On
         Scene Selection
            Jingle Bell Rock
            Be Easy
            Speak Up Now
            You're a Soldier
            Crew That Up
            You Tired
         Play Episode
         Play With Commentary
   Features
      Audio Commentaries
      It's All Connected: the Wire
      The Game is Real: the Wire
      Series Index
Disc #20 -- The Wire: The Complete Series
   Set Up
      Subtitles
         English
         French
         Spanish
         Subtitles: None
   Episodes
      More with Less
         Seasons One, Two, Three & Four Recap
         Next On
         Play Episode
      Unconfirmed Reports
         Previously On
         Next On
         Play Episode
      Not for Attribution
         Previously On
         Next On
         Play Episode
   Features
      Audio Commentaries
         Commentary On Episode 1 "More with Less" by Joe Chappelle and Wendell Pierce (Bunk): On
         Commentary On Episode 1 "More with Less" by Joe Chappelle and Wendell Pierce (Bunk): Off
         Commentary on Episode 2 "Unconfirmed Reports" by William F. Zorzi and Clark Johnson (Gus): On
         Commentary on Episode 2 "Unconfirmed Reports" by William F. Zorzi and Clark Johnson (Gus): Off
      Series Index
         More with Less
            Episode Summary
               Seasons One, Two, Three & Four Recap
               Next On
               Play With Commentary
                  Commentary on Episode 1 "More with Less" by Joe Chappelle and Wendell Pierce (Bunk): On
                  Commentary on Episode 1 "More with Less" by Joe Chappelle and Wendell Pierce (Bunk): On
            Play Episode
         Unconfirmed Reports
            Episode Summary
               Previously On
               Next On
               Play With Commentary
                  Commentary on Episode 2 "Unconfirmed Reports" by William F. Zorzi and Clark Johnson (Gus): On
                  Commentary on Episode 2 "Unconfirmed Reports" by William F. Zorzi and Clark Johnson (Gus): Off
            Play Episode
         Not for Attribution
            Episode Summary
               Previously On
               Next On
            Play Episode
         Transitions
         React Quotes
         The Dickensian Aspect
         Took
         Clarification
         Late Editions
         -30-
Disc #21 -- The Wire: The Complete Series
   Set Up
      Subtitles
         English
         French
         Spanish
         Subtitles: None
   Episodes
      Transitions
         Previously On
         Next On
         Scene Selection
            At Your Pleasure
            Volatile Times
            This One, On me
            Dead Man Walking
            Give a Gift, Get a Gift
            Breathe Easy
         Play Episode
         Play with Commentary
            Commentary On Episode 4 "Transitions" by Ed Burns and Karen Thorson: On
            Commentary On Episode 4 "Transitions" by Ed Burns and Karen Thorson: Off
      React Quotes
         Previously On
         Next On
         Scene Selection
            A Dependable Man
            Juice
            Don't Ask Don't Tell
            Lift Every Voice
            Ready
            Good to Go
         Play Episode
      The Dickensian Aspect
         Previously On
         Next On
         Scene Selection
            Spiderman
            They Will be Stopped
            It's the Boy
            Clueless
            The Laughing
            Backed Up
         Play with Commentary
            Commentary On Episode 6 "The Dickensian Aspect" by George Pelecanos and Seith Mann: On
            Commentary On Episode 6 "The Dickensian Aspect" by George Pelecanos and Seith Mann: Off
         Play Episode
   Features
      Audio Commentaries
         Commentary On Episode 4 "Transitions" by Ed Burns and Karen Thorson: On
         Commentary On Episode 4 "Transitions" by Ed Burns and Karen Thorson: Off
         Commentary On Episode 6 "The Dickensian Aspect" by George Pelecanos and Seith Mann: On
         Commentary On Episode 6 "The Dickensian Aspect" by George Pelecanos and Seith Mann: Off
      Series Index
         More with Less
         Unconfirmed Reports
         Not for Attribution
         Transitions
            Episode Summary
               Previously On
               Next On
               Play Episode
               Play with Commentary
                  Commentary On Episode 4 "Transitions" by Ed Burns and Karen Thorson: On
                  Commentary On Episode 4 "Transitions" by Ed Burns and Karen Thorson: Off
         React Quotes
            Previously On
            Next On
            Scene Selection
               A Dependable Man
               Juice
               Don't Ask, Don't Tell
               Lift Every Voice
               Ready
               Good to Go
            Play Episode
         The Dickensian Aspect
            Previously On
            Next On
            Scene Selection
               Spiderman
               They Will Be Stopped
               Clueless
               It's the Boy
               The Laughing
               Backed Up
            Play with Commentary
               Commentary On Episode 6 "The Dickensian Aspect" by George Pelecanos and Seith Mann: On
               Commentary On Episode 6 "The Dickensian Aspect" by George Pelecanos and Seith Mann: Off
            Play Episode
         Took
         Clarification
         Late Editions
         -30-
Disc #22 -- The Wire: The Complete Series
   Set Up
      Subtitles
         English
         French
         Spanish
         Subtitles: None
   Episodes
      Took
         Previously On
         Next On
         Scene Selection
            Stick to the Script
            Rare Day On the Corner
            What Feels True
            No Proof
            It's Cool, Boss
            I Am Clay Davis
         Play Episode
         Play With Commentary
            Commentary On Episode 7 "Took" by Dominic West (Jimmy) and Kate Sanford: On
            Commentary On Episode 7 "Took" by Dominic West (Jimmy) and Kate Sanford: Off
      Clarifications
         Next On
         Previously On
         Scene Selection
            Whatever you Need
            Put it in his Ear
            A Lie is just a Lie
            A Problem with Authority
            It Ain't Right
            A Sourcing Policy
         Play Episode
      Late Editions
         Previously On
         Next On
         Scene Selection
            Map 44, Grid G10
            Caught Up
            My Name is My Name
            Nothin' to be Done
            Get There Early
            Shed No Tears
         Play Episode
   Features
      Audio Commentary
         Commentary on Episode 7 "Took" by Dominic West (Jimmy) and Kate Sanford: On
         Commentary on Episode 7 "Took" by Dominic West (Jimmy) and Kate Sanford: Off
      Series Index
         More with Less
         Unconfirmed Reports
         Not for Attribution
         Transitions
         React Quotes
         The Dickensian Aspect
         Took
            Episode Summary
               Previously On
               Next On
               Play With Commentary
                  Commentary on Episode 7 "Took" by Dominic West (Jimmy) and Kate Sanford: On
                  Commentary on Episode 7 "Took" by Dominic West (Jimmy) and Kate Sanford: Off
            Play Episode
         Clarifications
            Episode Summary
               Previously On
               Next On
            Play Episode
         Late Editions
            Episode Summary
               Previously On
               Next On
            Play Episode
         -30-
Disc #23 -- The Wire: The Complete Series
   Set Up
      Subtitles
         English
         French
         Spanish
         Subtitles: None
   Episodes
      -30-
         Previously On
         Scene Selection
            Be very Careful
            Outdoors
            To be Continued
            The One Suffering
            A Whole Anecdote
            Payback
         Play Episode
         Play Episode with Commentary
            Commentary On Episode 10 "-30-" by David Simon and Nina K. Noble: On
            Commentary On Episode 10 "-30-" by David Simon and Nina K. Noble: Off
   Features
      Audio Commentary
         Commentary On Episode 10 "-30-" by David Simon and Nina K. Noble: On
         Commentary On Episode 10 "-30-" by David Simon and Nina K. Noble: Off
      Series Index
         More with Less
         Unconfirmed Reports
         Not for Attribution
         Transitions
         React Quotes
         The Dickensian Aspect
         Took
         Clarifications
         Late Editions
         -30-
            Episode Summary
               Previously On
               Scene Selection
               Play Episode
               Play with Commentary
                  Commentary On Episode 10 "-30-" by David Simon and Nina K. Noble: On
                  Commentary On Episode 10 "-30-" by David Simon and Nina K. Noble: Off
            Play Episode
      The Wire: The Last Word
      The Wire: Odyseey
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2012

    Best show on tv

    The wire is the greatest show to ever appear on tv with quality writing excellent acting and perfect filmography it is simply must see and highly recommended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A good deal as well as a great show

    Even if you have already bought the first season, it is worth your while to get this full series boxed set. The price will still be less than buying all the remaining seasons separately, and you will get the cool packaging and special features that come with it (as well as save some space and have a neater presentation). Each season of The Wire has a personality of its own, and a different focus. Some of the characters continue, but the thematic focus changes each season, and the underpinning of very different social issues and messages are quite different each time. Each season starts a little slowly, as you get to know the situations, politics and issues being looked at. Do yourself a favor and put aside a lot of time to watch the whole thing, because once you get sucked in, it will be hard to stop watching.

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  • Posted May 24, 2011

    LOVE IT! - A must see series

    After watching the first season, my husband and I were hook! I immediately purchased the entire series. It challenged both my husband and I with a 'cop show' unlike anything we've seen. It intermingles the political aspects, economic and social realities while resolving the storylines of the numerous characterss. It is an outstanding show and my husband and I were disappointed it only went to season five - we really wanted more.

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  • Posted December 12, 2010

    Outstanding

    I've heard that The Wire is taught in the colleges and I'm sure it isn't just as film. There is so much about this show that makes it 'the Shakespeare' of television. Even the most down and out Bubs has a life. He has wishes and regrets. He is little different than the wealthy drug lord and the cop who's on the street to maintain order. His circumstances make him. The writing is simple and profound. The character growth and lack of growth tell you about the character not the writing. Even the sex scenes are not really about the sex but the character and you end up not watching the sex but the collapse of a partnership, a need to not be alone, a happiness. It's a rough series, don't get me wrong. If you don't like swearing, if you don't like sex on film, if you don't like violence be forewarned. It isn't for the faint of heart but life on the streets isn't either.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Wire is Wired

    beautifully designed package of a writer's dream series

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The wire

    My husband loves the wire. I gave it to him for Christmas and he has watched it daily since

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