The Wire: Season 2 Reviews

April 23, 2018
Just as I imagine lots of you were completely lost at this stage in season one, only to grow to understand and love it as you went, I suspect you're going to have a similar learning curve here.
June 6, 2014
A richly textured universe unto itself, populated by detectives, drug dealers, longshoremen, politicians and lawyers who have motives so diverse, surprising and complicated, each scene seems to reveal a new layer of depth and complexity.
May 15, 2014
The Wire proves, in Season 2, that it is the most ambitious storytelling series on television.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 15, 2014
One of the best shows on television.
May 15, 2014
Although the big themes are in play, this isn't Clifford Odets making his characters into idea puppets. The people that Simon and his collaborator, former Baltimore cop Ed Burns, have imagined are utterly believable as human beings.
May 15, 2014
More than a crime writer or social dramatist, Simon is a poet of beautiful losers
June 12, 2018
I mean it's not the best. That'd be three. But it's not the worst. That'd be five. And that is still a really good series.
May 22, 2018
In my mind season 2, while not the best of the lot, is certainly the most unique, and as a result it commands your attention.
May 22, 2018
Season two is a devastating statement about several groups of people failed by this country's institutions.
April 23, 2018
It's pretty impressive how Simon and co. effortlessly pull off a completely different but similarly believable milieu.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
April 23, 2018
Omar continues to be amazing. His courtroom scene in "All Prologue" is unforgettable, and it highlights how The Wire finally began to develop a sense of humor in season two.
May 15, 2014
The Wire will continue to unfurl at its own pace, daring to remain the most novelistic of HBO's Sunday night dramas.
May 15, 2014
The Wire, a deluxe cops-and-crooks hour that opens its second season on HBO Sunday night as brainy and irresistible as ever.