The Wire

Season 1 Episode 6

The Wire

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jul 07, 2002 on HBO

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  • In 6 episodes, I've gone from mildly interested to intrigued to excited anticipation of the next episode. That folks, is the mark of an excellent series.

    I think I'm finally starting to see what all the hype surrounding The Wire is about- this is a really engrossing drama. Yes, it started slowly, but this is not a series that is interested in blowing the viewer away with its jump-cut action scenes. Not that there is no action, but this is clearly not a shoot-em-up, and any violence or action is served up in the service of the narrative- not to tittilate viewers (although there is some nudity, just to remind you it's HBO). What really is starting to hook me is the rich cast of well-drawn characters. I am really interested in the lives of these people, and I can't wait to see what happens to them next.