Wire, The: The Complete Seasons 1 - 4
The Wire: The Complete First Season
On the -infested streets of West Baltimore, there are good guys and there are bad guys. Sometimes you need more than a badge to tell them apart.
From David Simon, creator and co-writer of HBO's triple Emmy Award-winning miniseries The Corner, this unvarnished, highly realistic drama series follows a single sprawling and murder investigation in Baltimore - one that culminates in a complex series of dangerous wiretaps and surveillance. 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.
The Wire: The Complete Second Season
The most unvarnished, uncompromising and realistic police drama ever returns for another hard-hitting season.
McNulty has been demoted to harbor patrol, Daniels is in the police-archive dungeon, Prez is chafing in the suburbs and Greggs is stuck behind a desk. Meanwhile, on the docks of Baltimore harbor, the rank and file scrounge for work and the union bosses take illegitimate measures to reinvigorate business, but a horrific discovery is about to blow the whole port inside out. While the detail is on ice, a new case begins...
The Wire: The Complete Third Season
Everyone is feeling the heat in Baltimore. The war is a losing campaign, bodies are piling up in the street and a desperate mayor demands to see some victories before Election Day. But the police are running out of ammunition. Wiretaps aren't working, and neither are stakeouts or street busts. No matter how hard McNulty and the detail try, the dealers always seem to be a step ahead.
Rules change. The game remains the same.
The Wire: The Complete Fourth Season
With the fall of the Barksdale empire, and the ascent of a new young king in Baltimore, McNulty, Bunk and the rest of the detail continue to "follow the money" up the political ladder amidst a hotly contested mayoral campaign. Prez witnesses first-hand the role of inner-city education in the formation of youth as four students, Michael, Namond, Randy and Dukie, face dangerous decisions and adolescent angst in a city rife with the temptations of crime and easy money. The explosive fourth season of The Wire continues to blur the lines between good and evil, and incite the fires of urban unrest.