The Wire, considered by many critics to be the greatest drama of all time, explores the various levels of crime and corruption in the city of Baltimore in a very gritty and gripping style. Created and mostly written by former police reporter David Simon, the show is incredibly realistic and moving. You won’t find a more in-depth examination of society, politics, crime or the law anywhere on television. Watch The Wire online now and see why this is the one of the most critically acclaimed dramas in the history of television.
When D’Angelo Barksdale (Larry Gilliard Jr.) is acquitted of murder charges due to a witness changing her story, homicide detective Jimmy McNulty (Dominic West) suspects it is more than a misunderstanding. McNulty meets with the judge privately to share his suspicions that the witness was intimidated by drug kingpin (and D’Angelo’s uncle) Avon Barksdale’s (Wood Harris) second-in-command Stringer Bell (Idris Elba). McNulty suspects that Avon’s drug empire is responsible for most of Baltimore’s drug trade and many unsolved murders.