Araya’s Top 10 All Time TV Shows: #4 – THE WIRE

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Araya – #4 THE WIRE

The Wire

The point of the series is this: The system is broken and we don’t stand a chance in hell. How that truism gets skillfully played out on the street corners of Baltimore between the cops and the dope boys, and in high-powered government offices between corrupt politicians and their cronies, is what keeps this drama ticking over like a well-tuned engine. Watch it and weep.

Cast: Sonja Sohn, John Doman, Wendell Pierce, Lance Reddick, Jim True-Frost, Domenick Lombardozzi, Dominic West, Clarke Peters, Deirdre Lovejoy, Seth Gilliam, Frankie Faison, J.D. Williams, Delaney Williams, Idris Elba, Wood Harris, Michael K. Williams, Andre Royo, Corey Parker Robinson, Aidan Gillen, Robert Wisdom, Tray Chaney, Jamie Hector, Robert F. Chew, and Anwan Glover

Plot: Based in Baltimore, the show portrays the struggles between police units and drug-dealing gangs in the city.