Tuesday, July 14, 2020

The Wire (TV Show): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: This series looks at the narcotics scene in Baltimore through the eyes of law enforcers as well as the drug dealers and users. Other facets of the city that are explored in the series are the government and bureaucracy, schools and the news media. The show was created by former police reporter David Simon, who also wrote many of the episodes.

Starring: J.D. Williams, Lance Reddick, Seth Gilliam

Show: The Wire

Channel: Amazon Prime, HBO Max

Creator: David Simon

Genre: Drama, Suspense

REVIEW

Dense, richly layered, packed with dozens of colorful characters (enough for four series), The Wire unfolds as a sophisticated, sometimes impenetrable and always ultra-gritty documentary. If you do that rare TV thing of actually paying close attention, HBO’s complex, richly detailed crime drama will sweep you away like a fine novel

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