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The Wire

The first season of The Wire (2002) concentrated on the often-futile efforts of police to infiltrate a West Baltimore drug ring headed by Avon Barksdale and his lieutenant, Stringer Bell. In Seasons Two and Three, as the Barksdale investigation escalated, new storylines involving pressures on the working class and the city's political leadership were introduced. Season Four focused on the stories of several young boys in the public school system, struggling with problems at home and the lure of the corner - set against the rise of a new drug empire in West Baltimore and a new Mayor in City Hall. The fifth and final season of The Wire centers on the media's role in addressing - or failing to address - the fundamental political, economic and social realities depicted over the course of the series, while also resolving storylines of the numerous characters woven throughout the narrative arc of the show.

Show Info

Network: United States HBO (2002 - 2008)
Schedule: Sundays at 21:00 (60 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Scripted
Genres: DramaCrime
Episodes ordered: 10 episodes
Created by: David Simon

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Episode 5x10; Mar 9, 2008

Carcetti maps out a damage-control scenario with the police brass in the wake of a startling revelation from Pearlman and Daniels. Their choice: clean up the mess...or hide the dirt.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
5x10: -30-Mar 9, 2008
5x09: Late EditionsMar 2, 2008
5x08: ClarificationsFeb 24, 2008
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Recent discussions

LeonKennedy posted 2 years ago

No wonder why the former U.S president Barak Obama commended this show... I gotta say it really is a masterpiece!

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  • Οι Διώκτες Του Εγκλήματος (Greece Greece)
  • Drót (Hungary Hungary)
  • Cartelul crimelor (Romania Romania)
  • Прослушка (Russian Federation Russian Federation)
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