The Wire: Season 1 Reviews

October 21, 2019
The lack of a prominent face in the ensemble further complicates keeping track of who is who, and while the actors work hard, the lackluster material makes it difficult for anyone to shine.
October 19, 2019
If I were from there, I'd really be offended. As it is, I'm not from Baltimore, so I'm put off only by [creator David Simon's] new show, which demonstrates, if nothing else, that even the vaunted HBO can cough up a dud once in a while.
June 21, 2018
The Wire is comfort television for cynics and paranoiacs.
May 15, 2014
The Wire' doesn't have the pulsating, addictive urgency (or the obvious good guys and bad guys) of '24.
May 15, 2014
It's a murky world with no clear good guys made all the more unclear by stories, characters and motivations that unfold at a snail's pace.