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The Wire

2002-2008 Ended/Cancelled
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Set in Baltimore, this show centers around the city's inner-city drug scene. It starts as mid-level drug dealer, D'Angelo Barksdale beats a murder rap. After a conversation with a judge, Det. James McNulty has been assigned to lead a joint homicide and narcotics team, in order to bring down drug kingpin Avon Barksdale. Avon Barksdale, accompanied by his right-hand man Stringer Bell, enforcer Wee-Bey and many lieutenants (including his own nephew, D'Angelo Barksdale), has to deal with law enforcement, informants in his own camp, and competition with a local rival, Omar, who's been robbing Barksdale's dealers and reselling the drugs. The supervisor of the investigation, Lt. Cedric Daniels, has to deal with his own problems, such as a corrupt bureaucracy, some of his detectives beating suspects, hard-headed but determined Det. McNulty, and a blackmailing deputy. The show depicts the lives of every part of the drug "food chain", from junkies to dealers, and from cops to politicians.

Theme songs:
"Way Down in the Hole" by The Blind Boys of Alabama (Season 1)
"Way Down in the Hole" by Tom Waits (Season 2)
"Way Down in the Hole" by The Neville Brothers (Season 3)
Main Cast
N/AAndre Royo
as Bubbles [S 1]
N/ADeirdre Lovejoy
as Asst. State's Atty. Rhonda Pearlman [S 1]
N/ADominic West
as Det. James 'Jimmy' McNulty [S 1]
N/AFrankie Faison
as Dep. Comm. for Operations Ervin H. Burrell [S 1]
N/AIdris Elba
as Russell 'Stringer' Bell [S 1]
N/AJohn Doman
as Maj. William A. Rawls [S 1]
N/ALance Reddick
as Lt. Cedric Daniels [S 1]
N/ALarry Gilliard Jr.
as D'Angelo Barksdale [S 1]
N/ASonja Sohn
as Det. Shakima 'Kima' Greggs [S 1]
© Corus EntertainmentWendell Pierce
as Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland [S 1]
N/AWood Harris
as Avon Barksdale [S 1]

Premiered on Network:
HBO (Home Box Office) in US

Also known as:
Sur ├ęcoute

Genres: Crime / Drama

Language: english  Runtime: 60 mins

Official Website / IMDB-Link

HBO renews The Wire for fifth season

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#Ep. No.Episode Title Prod # Available InfoiTunes DL Broadcast  Comments 
51 SpecialThe Wire Odyssey        |edit  2007-12-20  Discuss episode! 
52 SpecialThe Wire: The Last Word        |edit  2007-12-21  Discuss episode! 
53 5x01More With Less  P     |edit  2008-01-06  Discuss episode! 
54 5x02Unconfirmed Reports  P     |edit  2008-01-13  Discuss episode! 
55 5x03Not For Attribution  P     |edit  2008-01-20  Discuss episode! 
56 5x04Transitions  P     |edit  2008-01-27  Discuss episode! 
57 5x05React Quotes  P     |edit  2008-02-03  Discuss episode! 
58 5x06The Dickensian Aspect  P     |edit  2008-02-10  Discuss episode! 
59 5x07Took  P     |edit  2008-02-17  Discuss episode! 
60 5x08Clarifications  P     |edit  2008-02-24  Discuss episode! 
61 5x09Late Edition  P     |edit  2008-03-02  Discuss episode! 
62 5x10- 30 -  P     |edit  2008-03-09  2 Comments 
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