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TV Series
    (June 2, 2002-2008)
    Born in Baltimore, Maryland
    Sonja Sohn as Det. Shakima 'Kima' Greggs
    Domenick Lombardozzi as Det. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk
    Wendell Pierce as Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland
    Lance Reddick as Lt. Cedric Daniels
    Jim True-Frost as Det. Roland 'Prez' Pryzbylewski
    Clarke Peters as Det. Lester Freamon
    Dominic West as Det. James 'Jimmy' McNulty
    John Doman as Deputy Commissioner William A. Rawls
    Deirdre Lovejoy as Asst. State's Atty. Rhonda Pearlman
    Delaney Williams as Sgt. Jay Landsman
    Seth Gilliam as Sgt. Ellis Carver
    Frankie Faison as Comm. Ervin H. Burrell
    Andre Royo as Bubbles
    Wood Harris as Avon Barksdale
    J.D. Williams as Preston 'Bodie' Broadus
    Michael K. Williams as Omar Little
    Idris Elba as Russell 'Stringer' Bell
    Corey Parker Robinson as Det. Leander Sydnor
    Aidan Gillen as Councilman Thomas 'Tommy' J. Carcetti
    Robert Wisdom as Maj. Howard 'Bunny' Colvin
    Jamie Hector as Marlo 'Black' Stanfield
    Tray Chaney as Malik 'Poot' Carr
    Robert F. Chew as Proposition Joe Stewart
    Created by David Simon
    Witten by David Simon and Ed Burns
    Premise: Dealing with crime in Baltimore
    Peabody Award (2003)
    Its ratings are rather low considering it is a favorite among critics.
    It is another police-crime drama.
    It takes a dim pessimistic view.
    The creator keeps pushing the realism of the series, so why not do a non fiction, non scripted documentary instead?
    It was reported that criminals watch the show to learn methods to outsmart the police.
    HBO cut the final season from 13 to 10 episodes.
    It is difficult for a casual viewer to watch as a small detail from one episode will be referred to in a later episode.
    Almost every character is based on a real life person.
    It is lauded as being realistic.
    It does not glamorize the police and often shows the officers as incompetent.
    Each season has a main story and thus the story is dependent on watching earlier episodes.
    It heavily portrays blacks as criminals, yet wins the NAACP Outstanding Drama Award (2004, 2005, 2007).
    Most of the actors on the show were unknowns.
    Newsday said it is 'the greatest dramatic series ever produced for television.'
    Maureen Ryan of the Chicago Tribune raved 'If you have only one hour a week for television, give it to 'The Wire.'
    Ellen Gray of the Philadelphia Daily News declared it 'The best show on television.'
    Entertainment Weekly's Gillian Flynn wrote 'The best series on TV, period' (September 15, 2006).

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