The Wire : Season 4

  • Network: HBO
  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 2, 2002
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
User Score
9.5

Universal acclaim- based on 708 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 19 out of 708

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  1. TwentyOneSpicer
    Feb 29, 2008
    5
    While the show does mimic real-life situations and circumstances, thus raising awareness and attention to the plight, conditions and environments that some people fall victim to (hopefully), the jury is not in on the direction or the societal message that these last couple of episodes that I have seen are portraying to the public, in particular, the youth. My concern is that the episodes While the show does mimic real-life situations and circumstances, thus raising awareness and attention to the plight, conditions and environments that some people fall victim to (hopefully), the jury is not in on the direction or the societal message that these last couple of episodes that I have seen are portraying to the public, in particular, the youth. My concern is that the episodes where Omar is killed by like a 8- or 9-year old child, and the one where Michael kills Snoop, based on their outcomes, is in jeopardy of glorifying and almost promoting "child killers". I just know one thing, the writers better have some serious repercussions in store for the perpetrators. If not, it would definitely have to call into question the motives and moralities of this show's producers and writers. Hopefully, they will handle their business properly! Expand
Metascore
98

Universal acclaim - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 21
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 21
  3. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. 88
    Despite high praise, there are two serious problems: (a) The first new episode is crazy confusing, and (b) over the course of the first batch of episodes, the story lines don't develop quickly enough.
  2. 100
    To me, what allows “The Wire” to surpass “The Sopranos” in the pantheon of greatest American TV shows is its ambition and its anger.
  3. 100
    This is TV as great modern literature, a shattering and heartbreaking urban epic about a city (Baltimore) rotting from within.