The Wire (2002)

The complex ecosystem of narcotics from real-world perspectives, The Wire: flagship crime drama of intellectualization, depth, & complexity unprecedented on TV – weaving paradoxical themes of civilization, politics, law, sociology, education, print news, etc. brought to life by magnum opus writing, direction, and performances. 10/10.

Plot Synopsis: This series looks at the narcotics scene in Baltimore through the eyes of law enforcers as well as the drug dealers and users. Other facets of the city that are explored in the series are the government and bureaucracy, schools and the news media. The show was created by former police reporter David Simon, who also wrote many of the episodes.

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