Wire-Complete 2nd Season

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Best crime show ever

by Brian Donley on 3/19/2007

For the uninitiated, The Wire brings an ultra-realism to the crime genre, using the entire season to develop the characters on both sides of the law. Unlike other crime procedurals, things don't wrap themselves up at the end of every episode with a solution that falls into place like a house of cards. Instead, The Wire takes you through the lives of the characters who commit the crimes to give you a rich understanding of their motivations and how they find themselves in these situations. Characters on the side of the law are flawed and motivations are not always in the right place. The Wire is a brilliant show that deserves your attention, so check it out. Read More

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Season 2 only gets better

by Al on 5/26/2008

If you enjoyed Season 1 of the best police drama ever on TV, then you'll be thoroughly satisfied with Season 2. This Season remains focused on the Baltimore drug trade, but this time with an eye on how drugs (and other things) get into Baltimore by way of the docks. The acting is as superb as season 1, and the plot is as challenging as season 1 as well. The writers continue to steer away from the stock caricatures and simple cases of shows like 'Law & Order' and instead aim for realism - so it is not for the faint of heart, but those who stick with it will be rewarded. The Wire is the most intelligent show you will ever watch, and if you live in urban America then it will likely speak directly to you. Read More

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Product Overview

The most unvarnished, uncompromising and realistic police drama ever returns for another hard hitting season.

McNulty has been demoted to harbor patrol, Daniels is in the police archive dungeon, Prez is chafing in the suburbs and Gregs is stuck behind a desk. Meanwhile, on the docks of the Baltimore harbor, the rank and file scrounge for work and the union bosses take illegitimate measures to reinvigorate business, but a horrific discovery is about to blow the whole port inside out. While the detail is on ice, a new case begins...

This five disc collection includes all 12 episodes from The Complete Second Season of The Wire!


Studio HBO
SKU 40701353
UPC 026359235825
UPC 14 00026359235825
Format DVD
Release Date 11/4/2014
Rating NR
Television/TV Series
Editors Note
Note Unlike most television crime dramas, which neatly introduce and then solve a case all in the space of one hour, HBO's THE WIRE follows one single drug and homicide investigation throughout the length of an entire season. Centered around the drug culture of inner-city Baltimore, the series' storyline unfolds from the points of view of both the criminals lording the streets and the police officers determined to bring them down. Created by writer David Simon (THE CORNER, HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET), THE WIRE's multifaceted approach offers a nuanced overview of every aspect of the drug trade and the complex morality of its participants. The second season is included here in its entirety.
Idris Elba
J.D. Williams
Sonja Sohn
Wendell Pierce
Cast & Crew
Clarke Peters - Actor
David Simon - Created By
Dominic West - Actor
John Doman - Actor
Lance Reddick - Actor
Sonja Sohn - Actor
Wendell Pierce - Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2003
Catalog ID 92358
UPC 00026359235825
Number of Discs 5
Running Time 720 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Image Award (2007) Michael K. Williams, Nominee, Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series,Seith Mann, Nominee, Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series,Wendell Pierce, Nominee, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Emmy (2005) George P. Pelecanos, David Simon, Nominee, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Image Award (2005) Idris Elba, Nominee, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series,Sonja Sohn, Nominee, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Image Award (2004) Wendell Pierce, Nominee, Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Image Award (2003) The Wire, Nominee, Outstanding Drama Series
DVD, Widescreen, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, French, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor The Wire
Label HBO Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
LA Daily News A series best served by DVD.
San Francisco Chronicle The best show on television, period.
Brian Lowry, Variety ...one of the most demanding and thought-provoking series ever to grace television.
Elizabeth Skipper, DVD Verdict ...I loved every minute of The Wire...
Entertainment Weekly One would be hard-pressed to find another series that blends the personal and the political in such a kinetic yet thoughtful way.
Movieline's Hollywood Life ...so magnificently executed, so fascinating in its evolution, so frequently bracingly profound that it does no less than elevate the medium of television itself.
Tim Goodman, San Francisco Chronicle ...the best show on television, period.
Ultimate DVD As challenging social commentary, compelling character study and magnificently detailed drama, The Wire is peerless.
USA Today Four stars. Brilliant.

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