Since I bought this, they have remasted The Wire. Buy that version, not this one- the resolution and sound on this older release is really bad- virtually unwatchable on today's TVs- we've become accustomed to a much higher standard. Having said that, do buy The Wire!! Even though TV programming has improved dramatically since it was made, it is still in my top 3 TV shows of all time. Having watched all the seasons online, going back to the beginning you pick up things that you missed the first time that shape the whole arc of the show. My husband who prefers comedy, found it depressing and too hard to understand the Baltimore dialect, but I found it absolutely riveting. The writing and acting is in a class of its own.
This was one of HBO's best shows. The characters are very real. It's funny, it's sad. You won't watch this series without feeling something. It's also violent and there is a lot of language that isn't for everyone. If you can handle that, then watch this series.
I began watching The Wire in its fourth season. From then on I have been hooked. I went to Overstock and purchased the first three seasons immediately. Eventhough the show contains lots of violence, adult language, drugs, etc., it gives people a more indepth look on what goes on in the inner cities of america. Thansks Overstock for providing me with these products. Thanks!!