The Wire: The Complete Fifth Season (DVD)

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    The fifth and final season of THE WIRE excavates yet another layer of city life: the media. As budget cutbacks for both the police and the press threaten their public missions, they also gives rise to corruption. Show creator David Simon (a former Baltimore reporter himself) interweaves the story of a young journalist faking stories for the Baltimore Sun with that of Detective McNulty (Dominic West), who concocts a serial killer in order to funnel funds to an underground investigation of drug dealer Marlo Stanfield (Jamie Hector). As always, the show's superb cast of characters--including a late appearance by stickup artist Omar Little (Michael K. Williams)--and sharply drawn institutions influence each other in ways that lay bare the determining forces of society; few television shows would attempt it, and fewer still would succeed. As THE WIRE comes to a close, some loose ends are tied up while others are left dangling. It's a testament to the show that it honors life's lack of resolution rather than the tidy, and ultimately dishonest, wrap-ups of most cop shows.


    UPC 883929015368
    Studio Hbo/Warner
    Format DVD
    Genre Drama/Television: HBO/Action/Adventure/Television: Series
    Rating TV-MA
    Dimensions 5.5" x 1.25" x 7.5" WxHxD
    Weight 0.8 lbs
    Stars Dominic West, Steve Earle, Wendell Pierce, Lance Reddick, Michelle Paress, Jamie Hector, Frankie R. Faison, Aiden Gillen, Clark Johnson, John Doman, Clarke Peters, Andre Royo, Sonja Sohn, Michael K. Williams
    Country of Origin United States

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    • Good show
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      Fast delivery. Great show. Would order movies again.

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    • Good series
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      I love this series, but there was too much focus on the Baltimore Sun newspaper. It took too much away from the main story line.

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    • Bring Back The Wire
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      In a word EXCELLENT Show!

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    • arguably...

      the best show evar. probably best to start with season one. as far as tv series go, the wire is in the top five of the modern era of cable series, first rate tv. interesting, entertaining, educational, informative. terrifying at times. must see tv absolutely..

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    • The Final season of a monumental project.
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      I live in Baltimore and I love Baltimore. This show deals with many social, political and cultural issues that confront all of us urban dwellers across this great country. I understand the the series is now part of university socialogy programs. Well, it should be because it is so profound. Oh yes, it is also very entertaining.

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