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The Wire - Season 1The first season focus on two major groups of characters: the Baltimore police department and a drug dealing organization run by the Barksdale family. Told from the points of view of both the police and their targets, the series captures a universe where easy distinctions between good and evil, and crime and punishment, are challenged at every turn.Keywords:
Actors of "The Wire - Season 1"Michael Kenneth WilliamsBirthdate: 22 November 1966, Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USAMore actors
Characters of "The Wire - Season 1"
Creators of "The Wire - Season 1"David SimonBirthdate: 13 May 1960, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Critic Reviews of "The Wire - Season 1"Melissa Camacho Common Sense MediaJune 06, 2014
Its straightforward, uncomfortable portrayal of America's urban crisis makes the issues facing urban America difficult to forget.Terry Kelleher People MagazineMay 15, 2014
As we gradually get to know the players... The Wire grows electric.David Zurawik Baltimore SunMay 15, 2014
Those who stick with the show for two or three episodes are going to find themselves caring about people with whom they may never have imagined becoming acquainted.Rob Owen Pittsburgh Post-GazetteMay 15, 2014
It's a murky world with no clear good guys made all the more unclear by stories, characters and motivations that unfold at a snail's pace.Andy Battaglia AV ClubJune 06, 2014
The story's details make for startling drama, but the framework surrounds a rich cast of characters who give The Wire its heart and mind.Robert Bianco USA TodayMay 15, 2014
The Wire may just leave you with a slightly better understanding of people we spend most of our lives ignoring or avoiding. And that's reason enough to follow where [David] Simon leads.James Poniewozik TIME MagazineMay 15, 2014
Cheers to these cable cops for exercising their right to make some noise.Neil Genzlinger New York TimesMay 15, 2014
The Wire' doesn't have the pulsating, addictive urgency (or the obvious good guys and bad guys) of '24.Howard Rosenberg Los Angeles TimesMay 15, 2014
Joining Six Feet Under, Sex and the City, Curb Your Enthusiasm and The Sopranos on this pedestal is The Wire, a scorching look at the drug trade in a Baltimore housing project through the eyes of mid-level dealers and police.Tim Goodman San Francisco ChronicleMay 15, 2014
There's much that resonates here more powerfully than in your tidy beat-down and lock-'em-up broadcast story line.
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