Tag Archive: David Simon

Review: The Wire, Season 5 (Simon, 2008)

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Awww, no more episodes of The Wire left for us. Curiously, though, I didn’t get the sense of withdrawal that usually settles upon me when I finish a show I’ve grown fond of.… Continue reading

Review: The Wire, Season 4 (Simon, 2006)

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The Wire is like a French braid, with each season pulling in a new element that further complicates the tangle of inner city problems. Every time you think to yourself, “Why don’t they… Continue reading

Review: The Wire, Season 3 (Simon, 2004)

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  Coming off the weaker season 2, season 3 feels as though it will be impossible to top. It opens with the demolition of the Franklin Terrace towers, which were the Barksdale crew’s… Continue reading

Review: The Wire, Season 2 (Simon, 2003)

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It’s a testament to how addictive The Wire is that I have another review for the next season so soon after the first, despite the fact that season 2 at first feels like… Continue reading

Review: The Wire, Season 1 (Simon, 2002)

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The reputation of the HBO show The Wire so much precedes this review that it almost seems pointless to add my voice to the consensus that it’s┬ásolid TV. Nevertheless, as you know, I… Continue reading