X
The Wire

Summary In chronicling a multi-generational family business dealing illegal drugs and the efforts of the Baltimore police to curb their trade, this series draws parallels between these organizations and the men and women on either side of the battle.The words of Gary W. Potter, Professor of Criminal Justice and Police Studies at Eastern Kentucky...

Created By: David Simon

The Wire

5 Seasons
Season 1 Premiere: Jun 2, 2002
Metascore Universal Acclaim Based on 95 Critic Reviews
must-watch
91
User Score Universal Acclaim Based on 2,619 User Ratings
9.0
My Score
Hover and click to give a rating Saved

Where to Watch

Summary In chronicling a multi-generational family business dealing illegal drugs and the efforts of the Baltimore police to curb their trade, this series draws parallels between these organizations and the men and women on either side of the battle.The words of Gary W. Potter, Professor of Criminal Justice and Police Studies at Eastern Kentucky...

Created By: David Simon

Where to Watch

Critic Reviews

View All
Metascore
Universal Acclaim Based on 95 Critic Reviews
91
96% Positive
91 Reviews
4% Mixed
4 Reviews
0% Negative
0 Reviews

  • All Reviews
  • Positive Reviews
  • Mixed Reviews
  • Negative Reviews

Critic Reviews

View All
Metascore
Universal Acclaim Based on 95 Critic Reviews
91
96% Positive
91 Reviews
4% Mixed
4 Reviews
0% Negative
0 Reviews

  • All Reviews
  • Positive Reviews
  • Mixed Reviews
  • Negative Reviews

User Reviews

View All
User Score
Universal Acclaim Based on 2,619 User Ratings
9.0
92% Positive
2414 Ratings
2% Mixed
45 Ratings
6% Negative
160 Ratings

  • All Reviews
  • Positive Reviews
  • Mixed Reviews
  • Negative Reviews

User Reviews

View All
User Score
Universal Acclaim Based on 2,619 User Ratings
9.0
92% Positive
2414 Ratings
2% Mixed
45 Ratings
6% Negative
160 Ratings

  • All Reviews
  • Positive Reviews
  • Mixed Reviews
  • Negative Reviews

Details

View All
Production Company:
  • Blown Deadline Productions
  • Home Box Office (HBO)
Initial Release Date: Jun 2, 2002
Number of seasons: 5 Seasons
Rating: TV-MA
Image Awards (NAACP)
15 Nominations
Television Critics Association Awards
• 1 Win & 10 Nominations
Online Film & Television Association
• 2 Wins & 9 Nominations