The Wire

Season 1 Episode 1

The Target

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jun 02, 2002 on HBO

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  • Slow pilot episode but necessary to setup the story line . The show gets greater along the episodes, keep watching a few episodes before making a definite opinion about the show . Keep your kid's ears shut if they are to watch the show becau

    First of all this show is for adult audiences (essentially because of the Platoon-like sentence structures - a mother-**** every two lines)
    If curse language doesn't bother you keep on watching this show .
    This episodes sole interest is to introduce the show ,by presenting basically all the characters, and setting up the story ... Although there are more interesting developments later

    If you like "The Shield" you should find some interest fo this show, although the Wire is more " realistic".
    The Wire also carries the ambiguity about who really is the good guy but to a smaller extent than the Shield

    A good Cop show for people who like shows showing another "reality" where you actually get really hurt or dead when shot , and don't run a mile when having been shot 10 times .

    Hope my english is good enough for all

    Enjoy the show