The Wire

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Created by David Simon (GENERATION KILL, TREME), and starring Dominic West (THE AFFAIR, THE HOUR) and Michael Kenneth Williams (BOARDWALK EMPIRE, 12 Years A Slave) THE WIRE takes place in Baltimore, Maryland depicting the city as a place where institutional prerogatives, economic equalities, and a brutalizing drug war confound the efforts to advance the city and its people. The first season lays out the futility of the drug war, while Season 2 highlights the deindustrialization and death of the working class. Season 3 introduces Baltimore’s political culture and reveals the forces that stand in the path of actual reform; Season 4 addresses the educational system and the actual opportunities that remain for younger generations; and the fifth and final season examines the media and its role in perpetuating the status quo.

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