I'd watched all the other HBO series (and loved them), but hadn't watched The Wire
because it didn't generate much press and I figured that meant it was a subpar show.
Then around Halloween I rented the first season cause I was bored.....
The best show I have ever seen......ever!!!!
How this show doesn't rack up 10 Emmys every year is a travesty in modern entertainment. I think the way the show has evolved from season to season may have put some critics off that just aren't ready for that level of writing. And perhaps the number of black cast members
HBO has ruined me for "network television" forever.