The Wire: Season 4 Reviews

  • Jun 30, 2019

    This time the spotlights falls in Baltimore's failing education system and how some of its kids just don't see the point of an education when they know they won't get good jobs; and so are easily turned to crime and drug running where the easy money comes along with all of its associated dangers. It's hard going at times, and the underlying politics gives you the sense of how helpless things are trying to bring children up to do the right things when adults - who should know better - are no better than gangsters short of being armed with guns. Especially the way they will lie, cheat, betray, threaten just to get ahead of the game. And typically with The Wire as a whole, there is no happy ending to this season - perhaps the odd glimmer of hope for some; but The Wire shines brightly because it's the real world and not some fantasy island where the good guys come out on top. Excellent stuff

    This time the spotlights falls in Baltimore's failing education system and how some of its kids just don't see the point of an education when they know they won't get good jobs; and so are easily turned to crime and drug running where the easy money comes along with all of its associated dangers. It's hard going at times, and the underlying politics gives you the sense of how helpless things are trying to bring children up to do the right things when adults - who should know better - are no better than gangsters short of being armed with guns. Especially the way they will lie, cheat, betray, threaten just to get ahead of the game. And typically with The Wire as a whole, there is no happy ending to this season - perhaps the odd glimmer of hope for some; but The Wire shines brightly because it's the real world and not some fantasy island where the good guys come out on top. Excellent stuff

  • Feb 13, 2019

    It's so true that one of the biggest issues in the drug wars is the kids getting dragged into them. This season is very raw. Hard to watch as an English parent in a nice cosy area, but I'm no fool . I know this is a massive problem in the US and the show tackles it superbly.

    It's so true that one of the biggest issues in the drug wars is the kids getting dragged into them. This season is very raw. Hard to watch as an English parent in a nice cosy area, but I'm no fool . I know this is a massive problem in the US and the show tackles it superbly.

  • Jan 14, 2019

    A brilliant exploration of youth and whether or not one becomes a part of the criminal world. With one particularly powerful climax.

    A brilliant exploration of youth and whether or not one becomes a part of the criminal world. With one particularly powerful climax.

  • Apr 30, 2018

    The best season of probably the best American TV show ever made is TV at it's absolute best. This is required, essential viewing.

    The best season of probably the best American TV show ever made is TV at it's absolute best. This is required, essential viewing.

  • Mar 02, 2018

    One of the best shows ever made.

    One of the best shows ever made.

  • Jan 09, 2018

    Potentially the best season so far.

    Potentially the best season so far.

  • Jan 01, 2018

    Realistic, complex, tragic. The fourth season of The Wire hits you like a ton of bricks. It's everything television can be, and it's the finest moment of one of the best shows of all time.

    Realistic, complex, tragic. The fourth season of The Wire hits you like a ton of bricks. It's everything television can be, and it's the finest moment of one of the best shows of all time.

  • Nov 24, 2017

    The WIre is unbelievable. Every character is a legend...

    The WIre is unbelievable. Every character is a legend...

  • Aug 25, 2017

    Tackling problems in the school system and paralleling it with the drug scene and politics with the precise, thoroughness viewers expect from The Wire make this easily the best season.

    Tackling problems in the school system and paralleling it with the drug scene and politics with the precise, thoroughness viewers expect from The Wire make this easily the best season.

  • Jun 17, 2016

    Anybody that has seen it, Loves it! Great actors, showing the drug dealers, the attics, the cops, politics and the press point of view in hbo epic crime drama based in bodymore murderland.

    Anybody that has seen it, Loves it! Great actors, showing the drug dealers, the attics, the cops, politics and the press point of view in hbo epic crime drama based in bodymore murderland.