There is not much that can be said about The Wire that has not been said already. It is easily the best drama of the 2000's and you could make a case for it to be top ten all time. This show excels in weaving together dozens of storylines to create one complex story arc. If you watch this show expecting everything to be spoon fed to you, you're not going to like it very much. If you dive in though, you will be rewarded with a rich, gritty, and realistic illustration of inner city crime and those who fight it everyday.