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The Wire - The Complete Second
Season starring Dominic West, Chris
Bauer, Paul Ben-Victor, Idris Elba,
Amy Ryan
The Finest...
union leader are also factored into the suspicious goings-on at the loading
docks, and what unfolds in these 12 episodes i...
MARLOW.....Stringer Bell is the perfect villain here, an Adam Smith-
following, enterprising, kill everyone in his way, st...
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  1. 1. The Wire - The Complete Second Season starring Dominic West, Chris Bauer, Paul Ben-Victor, Idris Elba, Amy Ryan The Finest Season Of The Wire It hardly seems possible, but The Wires second season is even better than the first. The visual novel concept of this masterful HBO series is taken even further in a rich, labyrinthine plot revolving around the longshoremen of Baltimores struggling cargo docks, where corruption, smuggling, and murder draw the attention of detective McNulty (Dominic West). What follows is a series of events which at first seem unrelated (including 13 bodies found in a cargo container), and then the ongoing effort to topple the drug empire of Stringer Bell (Idris Elba) and the imprisoned Avon Barksdale (Wood Harris), whose business is suffering from short supply, high demand, and disruption of distribution. The dutiful diligence of a Marine Police Patrol Officer and the moral outrage of the longshoremens
  2. 2. union leader are also factored into the suspicious goings-on at the loading docks, and what unfolds in these 12 episodes is an American crime epic easily on par with the Godfather saga. Yes, its that good. Detailed synopsis is pointless; The Wire must be seen, heard, and absorbed to fully appreciate the way in which over 40 characters are flawlessly incorporated into a sprawling but tightly disciplined plot that deals, in the larger sense, with the deindustrialization of America and the struggle of longshoremen in a changing economical climate. Offering a privileged and occasionally frightening glimpse of the inner workings of shipping ports and cargo transports, The Wire is also a detailed exposé of organized crime and blue-collar corruption, and an authentic, well-informed study of political maneuvering among police and city officials. Theres not a single false note to be found in the cast, direction, or writing of this phenomenal series, hailed by many critics as the best show on television. With all due respect to HBOs other excellent series, The Wire tops them all. --Jeff Shannon Im not going to give an episode by episode synopsis of this masterful season of what is the greatest show ever aired on television, in my opinion. However, in the view of this reviewer, this is finest season David Simon and Ed Burns wrote. Ive seen the negative reviews and have heard many people complain that Season 2 is slower, takes longer to develop, and the characters arent as interesting. The reality is that each of these individuals along with each of the reviewers on this site that are saying this have never been to Baltimore. Ive lived in Baltimore my entire life and was born here. My family to this day runs a small manufacturing business in the steel industry and this season pretty much captures each side of the true Baltimore - this is a blue collar manufacturing and port town plagued by heroin, disease, prostitution, and perhaps the highest murder per capita rate in the entire world (if you dont count Detroit). And that is what The Wire strives to achieve.....this isnt just a dramatic cops and drug dealers show....this is epic about the city of Baltimore and here we witness the decline of the citys industries that have long supported its communities (along with the drugs, murder, gangbangers, ect.) At the beginning of the first episode when McNulty is on the boat, they go by the former Bethlehem Steel Sparrows Point plant. McNulty says his father worked there but was laid off. That is the theme - The deindustrialization of this town, and hence, our country. In my opinion, Frank Sobotka is possibly the greatest character of the entire show (except for Omar). He has the responsibility to so many men at the port but doesnt have the work to give them so he has to resort to bringing in contraband for the greeks. By the way, the prostitutes in the barrels and the giant drug bust REALLY HAPPENED here several years ago and there IS a large Greek community here (even though the greek wasnt really greek). Also, another perk for me here is NO
  3. 3. MARLOW.....Stringer Bell is the perfect villain here, an Adam Smith- following, enterprising, kill everyone in his way, straight up businessman. Ill stop there but if you want to really witness every side of Baltimore and really know what this town is about, look no further. For More 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price: The Wire - The Complete Second Season starring Dominic West, Chris Bauer, Paul Ben- Victor, Idris Elba, Amy Ryan - 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price!

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