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The Wire - Season 5For the fifth and final season of this groundbreaking urban drama, series creator David Simon returns to his old stomping grounds at the Baltimore Sun, where he worked for many years as a crime reporter, to examine the media';;s role in modern society. The Stanfield Organization continues to operate despite a year of surveillance by the Major Crimes Unit. Education budget deficits and ambitions to become Governor leave Mayor Carcetti forced to make funding cuts. His broken promises to the police department destroy morale and cause the closure of the Major Crimes Unit.
Actors of "The Wire - Season 5"Michael Kenneth WilliamsBirthdate: 22 November 1966, Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USAMore actors
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Creators of "The Wire - Season 5"David SimonBirthdate: 13 May 1960, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Critic Reviews of "The Wire - Season 5"Alan Sepinwall Newark Star-LedgerJune 03, 2014
The fifth and final season may be the most overtly farcical, but only because things in this slightly fictionalized Baltimore have become, if you can imagine, worse than ever. When the going gets tough on The Wire, the tough get funny.Matthew Gilbert Boston GlobeJune 03, 2014
The Wire certainly is Dickensian.David Zurawik Baltimore SunMay 30, 2014
The Baltimore-based series is still one of the most daring dramas in the history of the medium.Eric Goldman IGN MoviesJune 06, 2014
This episode quickly reminds us of how completely believable and engrossing the world Simon has created is. Every moment feels genuine.Chris Barsanti PopMattersJune 06, 2014
The dense mythology of HBO's The Wire, painstakingly created over five novelistic seasons, has enough drama packed inside to be easily spun out for the next five, ten, 15 years.Melanie McFarland Seattle Post-IntelligencerJune 04, 2014
The show will go out as one of the medium's greatest.Brian Holcomb Slant MagazineJune 03, 2014
Simon can rest assured that he's created something unique that will last well beyond the confines of its prime time ratings prison.Gillian Flynn Entertainment WeeklyJune 03, 2014
If there's one problem with The Wire, it's that, five seasons in, too many beautifully realized characters fight for too little room - a gem of a complaint to have.Robert Bianco USA TodayJune 03, 2014
David Simon's sprawling epic of urban decay is as good as this startlingly brilliant show has ever been - and it has always been among TV's best.David Wiegand San Francisco ChronicleJune 03, 2014
Not exactly a Hallmark card, but one hell of an artistic achievement.
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