HBO Canada to replay “The Wire” Season One

If you never watched HBO’s critically acclaimed television show “The Wire” when it first aired, then be sure to mark December 15th at 8pm on your calendar.

The Wire is an American television crime drama series set and produced in and around Baltimore, Maryland which aired on HBO for five seasons ending in March of 2008.

Created and primarily written by author and former police reporter David Simon. The first season introduces two major groups of characters: the Baltimore police department and a drug dealing organization run by the Barksdale family. The thirteen episode season follows the police investigation of the Barksdale family and several unsolved homicides.

Despite only receiving modest ratings and never winning major television awards, The Wire has been described by many critics as the best television crime series ever made. The show is recognized for its realistic portrayal of urban life, its literary ambitions, and its uncommonly deep exploration of sociopolitical themes.

If you haven’t seen it, then I recommend you check it out.

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