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The Wire - The Complete Fifth Season
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Manufacturer: Hbo Home Video
Starring: Dominic West, Clark Johnson, Aidan Gillen, Clarke Peters, Wendell Pierce
Average Customer Rating: Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5

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Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Binding: DVD
Brand: Warner Brothers
EAN: 0883929015368
Format: Box set
Label: Hbo Home Video
Manufacturer: Hbo Home Video
Number Of Items: 4
Publisher: Hbo Home Video
Region Code: 1
Release Date: 2008-08-12
Running Time: 630
Studio: Hbo Home Video
Theatrical Release Date: 2008-01-01

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Editorial Reviews:

In the projects. On the docks. In City Hall. In the schools. And now, in the media. The places and faces have changed, but the game remains the same. Times are tough for the detail. Mayor Carcetti has slashed the departments budget to the bone. Police are operating without overtime some without cars and radios. Angered, McNulty is off the rails again and headed down a dangerous path of deception and lies that will ally him with an unscrupulous reporter. The drug trade still rules the corners, all you have to do is read between the lines.

DVD Features:
Audio Commentary
Featurette




Spotlight customer reviews:

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Summary: Really great, but not as good as the first 4 seasons
Comment: By any standard other than being the last season of the Wire, this would be a five-star season. It's incredible, and definitely must-see television for anyone willing to invest the time to understand it. However, I would say that it is clearly the worst of the five seasons, for two reasons. One has to do with the actual story, which in this season takes a slight turn towards the fantastical and unrealistic, with Jimmy McNulty's mildly absurd gambit for additional funding. More importantly though, this is the first season in which the show seems to have an axe to grind, in this case against the Baltimore Sun. The first four seasons are gorgeously balanced in their presentation of everything. This one is merely well-balanced, if that makes sense. Nevertheless, I absolutely recommend it.

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Summary: Too good for an immature American audience . . .
Comment: Why does it take a Brit audience to appreciate, fully, the virtues of this AMERICAN teleseries?
David Simonses' purview and focus on a typical contemporary city ghetto and all its sociopolitical AND socioeconomic significations is surely the truest and the "best" to date. On any media or in any venue.
It is unblinking and unapologetic and unforgiving as well as unforgettably "real." It gives "virtual" reality an authenticity so laughably missing in self-styled "reality" shows.
Even the finest of the likes of "The Sopranos" must appear fictional next to this depiction of a virtual Baltimore, which make "life" but a reflection of this mirror image.
Oh, and how many in the audience recognize the difference/resemblance to those daily briefings we watched and loved in "Hill Street Blues"?
"Be careful out there . . ." Fpr sure.



Customer Rating: Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5
Summary: The best series since Sex and the City
Comment: An engrossing, addictive series. Well written, well acted, well done! Too bad it's over.

Customer Rating: Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5
Summary: Compromises and sacrifices
Comment: This series was perhaps the series that brought out that final part of some of the characters personas.

The big question that they were asked was "Would you sacrifice your career for the common good?" Some said yes, some said no.

We get the chance to look at the reporter who is struggling with inability and what he is prepared to do to get ahead. We look at characters who when given the chance to compromise their beliefs, refuse to do so.

This series is just brilliant, very deep and full of issues.

Loved it.

Customer Rating: Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5
Summary: Loved this series
Comment: I've been watching The Wire fpr several years now, and now that I've watched the final season I feel like I've graduated or something. I'm sad because this is definitely one of my favorite TV series of all time. It's just so addictive: smart, interesting, very well written and acted. I love The Wire.


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