Begoña and I have had the opportunity to watch The Wire Season One, once again during this last week. This was the only season we have seen before, and now we will have the chance to watch the complete 5 seasons, a total of 60 episodes, I’m looking forward to. According to Wikipedia HBO began broadcasting The Wire in the United States in June 2002. The first season introduces two major groups of characters: the Baltimore police department and a drug dealing organization run by the Barksdale family, over its thirteen episodes. The series was created by author and former police reporter David Simon. Simon has stated that he originally set out to create a police drama loosely based on the experiences of his writing partner Ed Burns, a former homicide detective.
Matt Golberg on 18 April 2012 wrote: ‘The Wire has been called literature in television form, and it’s not an unfair description. Season One of The Wire brings us characters, backstories, dynamics, organizations, and a rich setting —all of the elements that make up a strong drama. It’s also a show that can’t be “skimmed” and even has long monologues. From the get-go, Simon and Burns proved they had made a show unlike any other, and I can’t wait to see what Season Two has to offer.’ Words which I fully subscribe.