9.4
13,308 votes
The Wire

The Wire

HBO 2002

Told from the points of view of both the Baltimore homicide and narcotics detectives and their targets, the series captures a universe in which the national war on drugs has become a permanent, self-sustaining bureaucracy, and distinctions between good and evil are routinely obliterated.

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The 10 Best Episodes of The Wire

The Wire - S5E10

#1 - -30-

8.72

Season 5 - Episode 10

McNulty and Freamon face the consequences of their actions, while Carcetti tries to save face.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of The Wire from 1067 votes.

The Wire - S3E11

#2 - Middle Ground

8.53

Season 3 - Episode 11

The wire begins to yield info about the Barksdale organization, though links to the top are elusive.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of The Wire from 1254 votes.

The Wire - S3E12

#3 - Mission Accomplished

8.41

Season 3 - Episode 12

A reticent Avon readies his troops for a seemingly endless war against Marlo.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of The Wire from 1207 votes.

The Wire - S4E13

#4 - Final Grades

8.39

Season 4 - Episode 13

Namond, Randy and Dukie adjust to new realities; Michael is promoted; Omar makes Prop Joe an offer.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of The Wire from 1109 votes.

The Wire - S1E13

#5 - Sentencing

8.31

Season 1 - Episode 13

Daniels and McNulty turn to a higher authority to crack the case.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of The Wire from 1547 votes.

The Wire - S5E9
#6 - Late Editions
8.25
Season 5 - Episode 9

Freamon's hard work pays off with a promising lead, though McNulty isn't in the mood to celebrate.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of The Wire from 1030 votes.

The Wire - S1E10
#7 - The Cost
8.24
Season 1 - Episode 10

With Wallace in custody, McNulty and Daniels must figure out what to do with him in the time before he testifies.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of The Wire from 1595 votes.

The Wire - S2E12
#8 - Port in a Storm
8.21
Season 2 - Episode 12

The Detail suffers a setback, while Russell and Bunk revisit Philly to look for evidence.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of The Wire from 1267 votes.

The Wire - S4E12
#9 - That's Got His Own
8.20
Season 4 - Episode 12

Freamon seeks help in City Hall; Bubbles gets desperate; Michael rejects his past; Omar strikes again.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of The Wire from 1116 votes.

The Wire - S4E11
#10 - A New Day
8.19
Season 4 - Episode 11

Carcetti faces a dilemma; Randy gets the cold shoulder; Omar makes a power play; Freamon has a revelation.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of The Wire from 1099 votes.

Last updated: may 05, 2021

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The best television show of ALL-TIME.

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Ohhhhh baby. The brand new HD remaster in 16:9 of all the seasons of The Wire will be airing from Dec. 26-30 on HBO. Digital versions will be available to buy on Jan 5 and the BluRay will be released in the summer. In the words of the great Senator Clay Davis, "SHHHEEEIIITTTTTT". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1dnqKGuezo http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/12/03/hbo-announces-hd-remaster-of-the-wire

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This is more like it @deanzel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrfCixsd2N8

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TV at its very best, be warned this will ruin you for any other TV drama.

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It was pretty boring. I was expecting much more with this high rating

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Classic. They don't make shows like this anymore. Sadly. I wished it never ended but hey all good things must come to an end.

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Such a great show, one of my favorite of all time. Season 4 is just heartbreaking...

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One of the best TV shows ever!

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It's a really good show but saying it's the best show of all time is ridiculous. The acting is sub-par, the characters are ones that we have seen a million times before, the themes are painfully obvious with absolutely no subtlety at all, and the directing is just above average. It's great if you're just looking for a show with a cool plot but it does not extend beyond that at all.

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Great show well worth watching through until the end. Some of the best character development ever!

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