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The Wire: Complete Season 2 Box Set (5 Discs) (HBO)

Featuring: Idris Elba, Seth Gilliam & Larry Gilliard Jr.

Format: DVD | Rating: 15 years & over

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  More than Just Another Cop Show

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The Second, 12 episode, Season of the critically acclaimed 'The Wire' picks up proceedings not long after the events of year one with the investigative team lead by Daniels now disbanded. Rather than jumping straight back into the aftermath of the Barksdale drug empire (which becomes more of a background story this time around) the writers instead choose to introduce the viewer to another social group found in the city of Baltimore, namely the dock workers that are struggling to make ends meet in modern times. When thirteen bodies are found in an unclaimed container another unpredictable and intriguing case starts to unfold.

All credit must go to the writers and cast who are able to effortlessly craft another fascinating tale despite a completely new focus and the introduction of a whole host of extra characters. As with Season One the line between the supposed good guys and bad guys remains blurred as the show takes the time to fully explore the motivations of its entire cast and it is this that makes the wire far more than just another cop show.

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  More than Just Another Cop Show

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The Second, 12 episode, Season of the critically acclaimed 'The Wire' picks up proceedings not long after the events of year one with the investigative team lead by Daniels now disbanded. Rather than jumping straight back into the aftermath of the Barksdale drug empire (which becomes more of a background story this time around) the writers instead choose to introduce the viewer to another social group found in the city of Baltimore, namely the dock workers that are struggling to make ends meet in modern times. When thirteen bodies are found in an unclaimed container another unpredictable and intriguing case starts to unfold.

All credit must go to the writers and cast who are able to effortlessly craft another fascinating tale despite a completely new focus and the introduction of a whole host of extra characters. As with Season One the line between the supposed good guys and bad guys remains blurred as the show takes the time to fully explore the motivations of its entire cast and it is this that makes the wire far more than just another cop show.

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  The best thing I've ever seen on TV. For real.

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The only 'bad' thing about "The Wire" is that, after you have watched it, you feel no other series has been or will ever be as good as this one. Chapeaux-bas.

  New characters mixed in with the old

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Season 2 of The Wire brings in a new story surrounding the docks of Baltimore with new characters that fit in perfectly. With the European connection of some characters this reminds me of Grand Theft Auto IV a little. As well as the new characters. the old characters are still here; D'Angelo, Stringer, Avon, Omar, etc but they are more of background characters. New characters, target and story but still Five Stars.

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  Fantastic. EVEN better than season 1.

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On the first episode of season 2, i was left feeling bombarded with new characters but when you learn who is who and what is going down, it is brilliant. Every thing is interwoven. The old fan favourite characters still exist, (such as mcnulty, bunk and omar), but they are joined by the dockers.

Great new actors such as ziggy, frank and nick sobotka are introduced. Along with brother mouzone.

In all, it is a must buy!

  to the docks

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Out of all the series of the wire it is very hard to say which one was the best. But for me my own personal favourite is this season. which shines a light on the docks of baltimore, while still fading in and out of what happened in season one. We are introduced to new and brilliant characters such has ziggy and co. take my advice without hesitation buy this dvd now!

  Just as good if not better!

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Series 2 is different than series 1, both in terms of setting, plot lyne, intensity, but just as good if not better... The dock unions are a very interesting bunch of antagonists for the police, and I love the way you feel and always know that whatever great police work is being done, the criminals are always one step ahead. As I said re series 1: I would be disappointed with anyone who is disappointed with the Wire.

  The Docks

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Creator David Simon has focussed each of the series on a different aspect of Baltimore's decaying urban scene. This series looks at the hard-as-nails docks-workers, as their paths overlap with the drug street scene, and that of 'The Greek' - the notoriously mysterious source of the dope. Not quite as enthralling as the other series, it acts as a great interlude in between the Avon Barksdale plot thread. A great series, with some great acting.

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  Television perfection

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The Wire is quite simply one of the best tv shows ever created. In fact I would go as far to say that along with The Sopranos, it is THE best show ever made for tv.

Being a big fan of The Sopranos for many years I never thought I would find anything else that could match its brilliance. However, The Wire not only matches it but in my opinion probably surpasses it because of the consistency of how brilliant each season is.

If you haven't seen The Wire yet then you are missing out. Buy all 5 seasons on DVD and you won't regret it. I couldn't recommend it any more.

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