It's a well written, compelling, inventive, shocking, amusing, clever, likely realistic crime drama. If you like GRITTY, you will like this. Not for children. You might want to watch each episode twice to catch everything. Closed Captions recommended. Although season 4 is the weakest (of 1,2,3,4) it's still better than just about anything else on TV.
This show is simply amazing and so real. I bought this season so I could catch up before Season 5 began and I was so caught up in it i watched the entire season in ONE DAY!!! Amazing, Kudos to the actors, writers, directors, producers and all who had a part in this amazing production.
This is a great series and a must see if you like that in your face drama. I grew up in this area in Baltimore in the 60's & late 70's and things were almost like the series except without all the gun play. Some people I talk to says they do not like the series because it puts Baltimore in a bad light...I do not agree because a lot of them have never been to Baltimore to understand how it is to live in the inner-city and survive. I can't wait till season 5 (The Final Season) then my set will be complete.