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Set in Baltimore, this show centers around the city's inner-city drug scene. It starts as mid-level drug dealer, D'Angelo Barksdale beats a murder rap. After a conversation with a judge, Det. James McNulty has been assigned to lead a joint homicide and narcotics team, in order to bring down drug kingpin Avon Barksdale. Avon Barksdale, accompanied by his right-hand man Stringer Bell, enforcer Wee-Bey and many lieutenants (including his own nephew, D'Angelo Barksdale), has to deal with law enforcement, informants in his own camp, and competition with a local rival, Omar, who's been robbing Barksdale's dealers and reselling the drugs. The supervisor of the investigation, Lt. Cedric Daniels, has to deal with his own problems, such as a corrupt bureaucracy, some of his detectives beating suspects, hard-headed but determined Det. McNulty, and a blackmailing deputy. The show depicts the lives of every part of the drug "food chain", from junkies to dealers, and from cops to politicians.

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S1E1

The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 1 Episode 1 - “The Target” 44 comments
The Wire - S01E01 "The Target" - Episode Discussion 61 comments
The Wire re-watch [S01 E01 - The Target - Episode Discussion] [All season spoilers] 29 comments
(media) Come and join us for /r/S01E01's Weekly Watch where this week we watch and discuss The Wire 3 comments
Been a fan of the show since S1 Ep 1's original air date, but new to the sub... 14 comments
(media) What is your favorite cold open in The Wire? Mine is either "The story of Snotboggie / This is America man" (S1E1 00:00) or the one where Snoop goes shopping for a nail gun (S4E1 01:45:42). Honorable mention to the hilarious one where Herc & the team struggle to move a single desk (06:25). 15 comments

S1E2

The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 1 Episode 2 - “The Detail” 6 comments
The Wire - S01E02 "The Detail" - Episode Discussion 22 comments
The Wire Re-Watch: S01E02 - The Detail [Episode Discussion] [ALL SEASON SPOILERS] 0 comments
"Way Down In The Hole": The Detail Season 1, Episode 2 | The Ringer 4 comments
(media) The Wire at 20 Podcast episode 2: Great retrospect with Wee-Bey and Cheese 0 comments

S1E3

The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 1 Episode 3 - “The Buys” 7 comments
The Wire - S01E03 "The Buys" - Episode Discussion 22 comments

S1E4

The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 1 Episode 4 - “Old Cases” 7 comments
The Wire - S01E04 "Old Cases" - Episode Discussion 12 comments

S1E5

The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 1 Episode 5 - “The Pager” 6 comments
The Wire - S01E05 "The Pager" - Episode Discussion 4 comments
The Wire Season 1 Episode 5 couple questions 5 comments
Currently finished S1E5. When does The Wire become the great show everyone talks about? 24 comments

S1E6

The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 1 Episode 6 - “The Wire” 8 comments
The Wire - S01E06 "The Wire" - Episode Discussion 6 comments
SE4 EP6 Opening scene discussion needed 25 comments
(media) The Wire at 20 Official Podcast | Episode 6 Remembering Michael Kenneth Williams | HBO 6 comments

S1E7

The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 1 Episode 7 - “One Arrest” 7 comments
(media) Stinkum Loses the Package | The Wire: S01E07 - "One Arrest" 10 comments

S1E8

The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 1 Episode 8 - “Lessons” 6 comments
Season 1 Episode 8 Question 19 comments

S1E9

The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 1 Episode 9 - “Game Day” 10 comments

S1E10

The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 1 Episode 10 - “The Cost” 1 comments

S1E11

How Prez is partially responsible *spoiler S1 Ep11 - The Hunt* 23 comments
The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 1 Episode 11 - “The Hunt” 9 comments

S1E12

S01E12: Cross road for McNutty and Poot? 7 comments
The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 1 Episode 12 - “Cleaning Up” 5 comments
S1 E12: Poot and Bodie=Daniels and McNulty? [SPOILER] 5 comments
Question about S01E12 - "Cleaning Up" 11 comments

S1E13

The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 1 Episode 13 - “Sentencing” 10 comments

S1E302

EP 302- Carver and Herc were talking having sex with the underage Olsen Twins? 14 comments

S2E1

The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 2 Episode 1 - "Ebb Tide" 2 comments

S2E2

The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 2 Episode 2 - "Collateral Damage" 3 comments

S2E3

The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 2 Episode 3 - "Hot Shots" 8 comments

S2E4

The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 2 Episode 4 - "Hard Cases” 5 comments
Episode 2.4 dialogue question (season 1 spoilers) 4 comments

S2E5

The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 2 Episode 5 - "Undertow” 2 comments
S2e5 “step into my world Virginia” 1 comments

S2E6

The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 2 Episode 6 - "All Prologue” 2 comments
S2 E6 “All Prologue” 6 comments

S2E7

Season 2, Episode 6 (All Prologue) & Episode 7 (Backwash): Question for Viewers who watched the show live in 2003 2 comments
The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 2 Episode 7 - "Backwash” 1 comments
The Most Brilliant Cutting Piece of TV Ever (The Wire, Season 2, Episode 7) 7 comments

S2E8

The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 2 Episode 8 - "Duck and Cover” 9 comments

S2E9

The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 2 Episode 9 - "Stray Rounds” 1 comments

S2E10

The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 2 Episode 10 - "Storm Warnings” 7 comments

S2E11

The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 2 Episode 11 - "Bad Dreams” 2 comments

S2E12

The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 2 Episode 12 - "Port in a Storm” 4 comments

S3E1

The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 3 Episode 1 - "Time After Time” 5 comments
The Wire Stripped podcast - Season 3, Episode 1 0 comments

S3E2

The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 3 Episode 2 - "All Due Respect” 1 comments
Two questions about Season 3's Episode 2, "All Due Respect" 9 comments
(First Watch: 3x02): One of the funniest episodes of the wire, also season 3 is already starting stronger than season 2, lots of moving pieces. 50 comments

S3E3

The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 3 Episode 3 - "Dead Soldiers” 7 comments

S3E4

The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 3 Episode 4 - "Hamsterdam” 10 comments

S3E5

The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 3 Episode 5 - "Straight and True” 7 comments

S3E6

The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 3 Episode 6 - "Homecoming” 2 comments
Season 3 Episode 6 analysis 4 comments
Realization of a possible Allegory/Metaphor in S03e06 4 comments

S3E7

The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 3 Episode 7 - "Back Burners” 6 comments

S3E8

The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 3 Episode 8 - "Moral Midgetry” 4 comments
Who's Robbing Dealers In Moral Midgetry S03E08? 7 comments
(First Watch: 3x08) Wow The Wire gave me two emotionally intense scenes in one episode and both had to do with D'angelo, my favorite character. 79 comments

S3E9

The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 3 Episode 9 - "Slapstick” 3 comments

S3E10

The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 3 Episode 10 - "Reformation” 2 comments

S3E11

The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 3 Episode 11 - "Middle Ground” 7 comments
On my first watch of The Wire and episode 11 of season 3, ‘Middle Ground’ may be the best TV I’ve ever watched. Does it get even better?! 105 comments

S3E12

The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 3 Episode 12 - "Mission Accomplished” 7 comments

S4E1

The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 4 Episode 1 - "Boys of Summer" 2 comments
(media) Bought myself a smart TV for Black Friday and The Wire is the first thing I am watching on it. Season 4, episode 1 15 comments

S4E2

The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 4 Episode 2- "Soft Eyes" 4 comments
The wire S04 E02 blowjob 61 comments

S4E3

The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 4 Episode 3 - “Home Rooms” 4 comments

S4E4

The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 4 Episode 4 - “Redugees” 4 comments

S4E5

The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 4 Episode 5 - “Alliances” 5 comments

S4E6

The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 4 Episode 6 - “Margin of Error” 3 comments

S4E7

The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 4 Episode 7 - “Unto Others” 3 comments

S4E8

The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 4 Episode 8 - “Corner Boys” 6 comments
I want to be a Pediatric Neurosurgeon - Season 4, Episode 8 "Corner Boys" 6 comments

S4E9

The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 4 Episode 9 - “Know Your Place” 10 comments

S4E10

The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 4 Episode 10 - “Misgivings” 5 comments
S4E10 Misgivings 17 comments
its my first time watching the Wire (at the moment at s4/e10). Is it just me, or is Herc one of the worst police? 27 comments

S4E11

The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 4 Episode 11 - “A New Day” 16 comments

S4E12

The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 4 Episode 12 - “That’s Got His Own” 6 comments
[Season 4 Spoilers] Episode 12 "That's Got His Own" and the symbol of "fire" 1 comments

S4E13

The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 4 Episode 13 - “Final Grades” 8 comments

S5E1

The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 5 Episode 1 - “More With Less” 12 comments

S5E2

The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 5 Episode 2 - “Unconfirmed Reports” 1 comments

S5E3

The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 5 Episode 3 - “Not for Attribution” 2 comments
S5 Ep 3, Newspaper scene exposing McNulty's lack of culture 8 comments

S5E4

The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 5 Episode 4 - “Transitions” 0 comments

S5E5

The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 5 Episode 5 - “React Quotes” 4 comments
[Spoiler S5E5] Discussion 3 comments

S5E6

The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 5 Episode 6 - “The Dickensian Aspect” 6 comments

S5E7

The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 5 Episode 7 - “Took” 9 comments
First time watching The Wire. On S5E7. 4 more eps left. Withdrawal is already starting to set in…. 27 comments

S5E8

The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 5 Episode 8 - “Clarifications” 8 comments
Question about the end of Season 5, Episode 8 [Spoilers inside] 12 comments

S5E9

The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 5 Episode 9 - “Late Editions” 6 comments
[Spoilers]Finished Season 5 Episode 9 19 comments

S5E10

Just starting Season 5, Episode 10 - the journey has finally come to this... 4 comments