The Wire (HBO)

The Wire (HBO)

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In the city of Baltimore, there are good guys and there are bad guys. Sometimes you need more than a badge to tell them apart. This highly realistic and totally unvarnished drama series chronicles the vagaries of crime, law enforcement, politics, education and media in Baltimore as it follows a team of cops and the criminals they are after.

Starring: Dominic West, Sonja Sohn, Lance Reddick, Wendell Pierce, Idris Elba, Wood Harris, Frankie R. Faison, Clarke Peters, Reg E. Cathey, Deirdre Lovejoy, Seth Gilliam, Domenick Lombardozzi, Jim True-Frost, Glynn Turman, Aidan Gillen


Season One of the HBO drama series follows a joint homicide/narcotics police detail created to investigate a drug-dealing operation.

The Target
1. The Target

In the pilot episode, Baltimore detective Jimmy McNulty gets assigned to a new t...

The Detail
2. The Detail

McNulty feels the heat when a witness who testified against D'Angelo is killed.

The Buys
3. The Buys

The early-morning 'field interviews' by Herc, Carver and Prez result in a minor riot.

Old Cases
4. Old Cases

Greggs and McNulty try to get Hardcase to turn informant as arraignment begins f...

The Pager
5. The Pager

McNulty's detail finally gets 'clone' pagers to track Barksdale and his gang, bu...

The Wire
6. The Wire

McNulty and Greggs ask for a delay in a murder bust in order to preserve the wiretap.

One Arrest
7. One Arrest

Tipped off by the wire, Greggs, Herc, Carver and Freamon make a bust, but the in...

8. Lessons

An unlikely source gives McNulty the tag of Stringer Bell's car, and Omar earns ...

Game Day
9. Game Day

Barksdale plays an expensive game of one-upmanship with an east-side rival.

The Cost
10. The Cost

With Wallace in custody, McNulty and Daniels must figure out what to do with him...

The Hunt
11. The Hunt

Burrell orders Daniels to hit dealers for results that will impress the media. M...

Cleaning Up
12. Cleaning Up

With the detail's future hanging in the balance, Daniels faces off against Burre...

13. Sentencing

In the Season One finale, Daniels and McNulty turn to a higher authority to crac...

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