TV Review: 'The Wire' Season Five - E...

TV Review: 'The Wire' Season Five - Ending won't be happy, but ...

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Clarke Peters of 'The Wire' The problem with praising the new season of "The Wire" is twofold: First, dozens of critics went on and on last year, pointing out how it's one of the best, if not the best, drama ...

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John Holmes

Berkley, MA

#1 Jan 5, 2008
Greatest show of all time. And I do not throw that phrase around casually.

Not that it matters at this point, but maybe in the show's last season it will finally get the appreciation it deserves from someone other than critics and a relatively small base of loyal viewers.

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

#2 Jan 5, 2008
Saw episode 1 On Demand and I'm riveted again. Still have problems identifying everyone. It is a very convoluted show with many characters but so worth the effort. The young boys, Randy, Naimon, etc. are heartbreaking.

Toronto, Canada

#3 Jan 6, 2008
Taken as a whole, The Wire is the type of work that can be studied for years to come. I am consistantly amazed at the new elements of story and acting performances that shine through on multiple viewings. All the actors involved,David Simon, Ed Burns and the writing team of The Wire completely blow away anything being produced by Hollywood or network television. Watch seasons 1 through 4 and then try to watch any movie or drama of the same genre. "American Gangster, Law and Order, CSI, The Sheild, Training, al. The Wire is a groundbreaking work in the film and television medium.

Saskatoon, Canada

#4 Jan 19, 2008
Unbelievably true! The only downside to the Wire is that it highlights the many flaws in almost everything else on TV (especially any drama purporting to be a cop or law related show. Sheer brilliance.

If Emmy never recognizes this show, I won't be surprised. I mean, Boston Legal? At this point, I'd almost be concerned if it was nominated; shame to those who would mention it in the same breath as the other shows that typically get nominated.
rebecc a jones

Pittsburgh, PA

#5 Jan 26, 2008
The wire is one of the best shows on television, this show does show what is going on in america I come from a neighbor just like the wire Homewood in pgh this show is not far the truth and it is a sad situation this does go on, not just the drugs and killings stuff but also with the eduational system. I have watch this series from the begining
I just love it. Just keep on writing this hit show
because it will never get old

Livonia, MI

#6 Jan 30, 2008
do anyone know the ending. where is 7,8,9,10? i,m just anxious to know if michael and omar will survive and if marlo will up in wee-bay and avon's territory

Gary, IN

#7 Feb 20, 2008
man to snoop i love you sooo muc=h boo man your book is off the chain i think i fell in love as soon as i seen u but i kno u got pros on ur tip so i dont wanna sound like no groupuie so imma leave it at that get at me


#8 Apr 24, 2008
I abosolutely love this show. It's one ofthe few shows that I've seen again and again and again and still get something from it.

I am really looking forward to hear what other projects this team have up their sleeves. It good to see such carefully considered, slow-burning drama on TV, that doesn't answer all the questions for you, or resort to numerous cliches.

It's a shame to see it go from our screens, but better to end on a high, not that I would have thought that they would have sold out any way.


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