The Wire (2002–2008)
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Port in a Storm 

The detail has a setback. Russell and Bunk revisit Philly, looking for evidence. Brother Mouzone talks with Stringer Bell regarding their agreement, leaving Bell to contend with Avon ... See full summary »

Writers:

David Simon (created by), David Simon (teleplay by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dominic West ... Off. James 'Jimmy' McNulty
Chris Bauer ... Frank Sobotka
Paul Ben-Victor ... Spiros 'Vondas' Vondopoulos
John Doman ... Col. William A. Rawls
Idris Elba ... Russell 'Stringer' Bell
Frankie Faison ... Acting Commissioner Ervin H. Burrell
Wood Harris ... Avon Barksdale
Deirdre Lovejoy ... Asst. State's Atty. Rhonda Pearlman
Clarke Peters ... Det. Lester Freamon
Wendell Pierce ... Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland
Lance Reddick ... Lt. Cedric Daniels
Andre Royo ... Reginald 'Bubbles' Cousins
Amy Ryan ... Off. Beatrice 'Beadie' Russell
Sonja Sohn ... Det. Shakima 'Kima' Greggs
Seth Gilliam ... Sgt. Ellis Carver
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Storyline

The detail has a setback. Russell and Bunk revisit Philly, looking for evidence. Brother Mouzone talks with Stringer Bell regarding their agreement, leaving Bell to contend with Avon Barksdale. McNulty and Greggs return to the Westside, where they discover new connections. Herc and Carver feel disrespected by fellow officers. Nick tries to come to terms with the Greeks, and himself. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 August 2003 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby (Dolby Surround)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

In the final shot, the word 'Pi' is faintly visible on Nick Sobotka's shirt as he walks away from the camera. He also has the symbol Pi tattooed on the back of his neck. See more »

Goofs

When Frank Sobotka's body was pulled out of the river, he had been stabbed a number of times and his throat had been slashed, meaning that he ultimately bled to death. Were that so, his skin pallor should have been virtually sheet white, but both his upper torso and particularly his face were still a very rosy pink. See more »

Quotes

Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland: [Looking at a table full of photos of headless handless corpses] I bet there is another detective somewhere looking at a table full of heads right now.
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Connections

Features Solitaire (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Have You Ever Seen the Rain?
Performed by Joan Jett
Composed by John Fogerty
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Another great season...
22 June 2011 | by Red_IdentitySee all my reviews

The Wire's first season was a success for many reasons- it was realistic, it had some amazing dialogue, it was able to introduce a lot of characters and story lines and still tell a structural and coherent story and make us care for the characters. Season Two is pretty much the same...

What I really love about The Wire is it's ability not to succumb to viewer manipulation or outlandish story lines. I am not saying that is a bad thing all of the time, but I am glad that there is a show that isn't like that. Of course, because of the realism and grounded nature, many people will probably not enjoy this show because there won't be many 'Thrilling' moments. I do admit that at times in some episodes I would tune out accidentally. It is not a perfect show, but even when I wasn't completely entertained by it or at the edge of my seat, I always felt that it still respected me as a viewer and was more worried with the overall picture.

There is no real rise or drop in quality from the first season, but while I gave the first season an 8/10 overall, I will give the 2nd season an 8.5/10. Part of the reason is because I am getting more accustomed to it's type of story-telling and overall structure, and whenever I look back on it it lingers in my mind. Also, the last shot of Season Two really pleased me.


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