Watch The Wire 2002–2008 123movies, Full TV Series Online – The streets of Baltimore as a microcosm of the US’s war on drugs, and of US urban decay in general. Seen not only through the eyes of a few policemen and drug gang members but also the people who influence and inhabit their world – politicians, the media, drug addicts and everyday citizens..
Plot: Told from the points of view of both the Baltimore homicide and narcotics detectives and their targets, the series captures a universe in which the national war on drugs has become a permanent, self-sustaining bureaucracy, and distinctions between good and evil are routinely obliterated.
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Good but not Great 3.5/5
2 series I was told I have to watch by many were GOT n The Wire. I have to say I’m at the end of Season 4 of The Wire and its just… well, OK. I’m not sure why so many people seem to praise this show so much when nobody seemed to care when it was on, rating weren’t anything to talk about not to mention it never won a single Emmy. IDK it seems like all it takes is for someone to talk up the show n everyone new jumps on the bandwagon. I’m definitely expecting a lot more from GOT which is why I saved it for last. ????
Without doubt, this is the finest, most complete TV drama ever! I know other people will say I am not even close, but for me it really is, and that includes watching Breaking Bad and The Sopranos!
Years ago I watched “The Corner”, which was like a prequel to The Wire, and it not only saddened me as to how people live and are dependent on drugs, but it also intrigued me. So much so that I went on to watch The Wire.
What I loved about the show is how it views the misery of drugs from different perspectives. In season 1 it focuses on the on-going battle between the street-corner dealers and the police; season 2 focuses on drug distribution; season 3 the possibility of a drug amnesty; season 4 and school kids and their choices between education, employment and drug dealers; season 5 the media take on drugs.
There is a certain feeling of helplessness running through this show, as you quickly realise that despite the extreme law enforcement the war on drugs is long gone. But because of the exceptionally good writing throughout you keep on hoping that something can be done to rid the city/state/country of this cancer.
Unlike other drama shows, this feels so real even today, and one does wonder if governments and law enforcement departments are just peeing in the wind when it comes to winning the fight on drugs.
This isn’t just a show about crime – this tries to show every aspect of life in a crumbling society
Along with TV-shows like ‘Oz’, ‘Deadwood’, ‘The Sopranos’ and ‘Six Feet Under’, David Simon’s ‘The Wire’ was part of a revolution – qualitywise – in television. Although it is very entertaining, this isn’t just entertainment; this is art, pure and simple – and the concept of this show was groundbreaking. On the surface, one might think this is a show about crime, but really, ‘The Wire’ is about the life and soul of a whole city. Every aspect of the city of Baltimore gets its share of screen time, and the way this is done – the writing, the direction, the amazing performances by the terrific cast; the music, the camera work, the realism… I could go on and on – is just outstanding. On par with ‘Generation Kill’ (no wonder, since the same creative team was behind both), this is as good as television gets.
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If You Haven’t Seen this show, but are considering it, please read my review.
This Review is aimed at anyone who has never seen the wire, but may have heard about it from about 3000 people recommending you should watch it. I watched the wire about 3 years ago well after the series concluded, and watched it in the same binge watching way I watched The Sopranos, Breaking Bad, and Game of thrones. I won’t compare The Wire to these shows because they are not really comparable other than the fact they are some of the greatest shows ever, but are completely different. The wire isn’t about drug dealing, the police, politics, or the education system, it is about the entire city of Baltimore. I’ll admit The Wire isn’t for everyone, it may be too violent or complex with the vast amount of characters and side stories for some, but I guarantee if you are a film and TV series lover and appreciate writing, acting, and an abundance of interesting characters, the wire is pretty much perfect in these regards. Each Season changes slightly in which facet of the city it will mainly cover, and becomes more complex as the series progresses. This show has without a doubt some of the most interesting characters, and best writing I have ever seen on a series. Even small side characters have intriguing stories that progress throughout the entire series, and I have never seen more attention to detail. This show isn’t built up with such high expectations for people who haven’t seen it for no reason, watch it , and there is about a 99.99% chance you will become one of those previously mentioned 3000 people recommending it to everyone you know who hasn’t seen it.
Original Language en
Runtime 59 min
Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
Writer David Simon
Actors Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn
Country United States
Awards Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. 16 wins & 54 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital (seasons 3-5), Dolby (Dolby Surround) (seasons 1-2)
Aspect Ratio 16:9 HD (restored hd version), 4:3
Camera Panaflex Millennium XL (as Panaflex® Camera and Lenses by Panavision®), Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory Postworks, New York, USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm, 35 mm (Kodak Vision 200T 5274), 35 mm (Kodak Vision 500T 5279)
Cinematographic Process Super 35 (3-perf)
Printed Film Format 35 mm