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Air Date: June 2nd, 2002

Network: HBO

Series Summary
A homicide officer and narcotics detective target drug traffickers.

Rating: TVMA

Genres: Crime drama


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  • The Wire doesn't receive the attention of other HBO dramas, but it should. It often surpasses them in the chances it takes and the stories it tells. [1 Jun 2003] Show More

  • The Wire looks and feels like an ordinary show from some other network that snuck on to the air while the HBO execs' backs were turned. [31 May 2002, p.122] Show More

  • David Simon and his writers... aren't out to change the world; the slippery slope of civilization is already in place on The Wire and Simon is just out to document how each and every person survives. Or doesn't, as this season quite devastatingly proves. Show More

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