The Wire - The Complete Series (DVD, 2008, 23-Disc Set)
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- roadmaster.2013Jun 16, 2016by
Snapshots of the concrete jungle
Sit back and fasten your seatbelts, because the ride is wild and extremely dangerous from start to finish. Yeah, this is one of the most authentic tv shows ever to explode on the scene and leave a lasting and delible mark equivalent to that of a nuclear disaster. The actors the characters, scripts and the production could not have been constructed any better showing off an accurate depiction from all angles of the hood, police-life, dopepheind strugglez, dope-dealers and natural born killaz and even controversial relationships with the most in-depth and absolutely rawest point of view ever. How can you not see it? I mean, this is realistic writing from every experience you can imagine. Even if you had never lived in these environments previously, you will vicariously live through it as if you had done so all your life. The Wire dvd box set is an unforgettable, just remember to buckle-up so that you don't exit headfirst via the windshield. You don't have to be hard to swing through a city of killerz, bad and goodcops dopephiends, politicians and drug dealerz, remember you are entering at your own risk when and where you exit will be forever changed.Read full review
- yanc_robiJun 27, 2016by
Really was so excited with my purchase...ever disk was perfect.
Then I got to the final season.
And one disk was all out of order..
May have to order that single disk to
Have the complete set..
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: Used
- 1171279206@dele...Jun 11, 2013by
GREAT GIFT 2 DISKS PER WEEKEND =MONTHS! $60 + THEY LOVE 2 TALK 2 U BOUT IT
I have bough DVDs Box Sets in the past from eBay because they make great gifts. Believe it or no, once, I got bootlegs! I couldn't believe it. I bought them because they were $5 less than anyone else on was selling them them in quantity with BUY IT NOW. It had all stock photos, and looked all legit.
I did that again, sorted the buy it now's, and looked for the cheapest Box set. Read the fine print, and everything twice. This time it was a WINNER, and has been every time since that once.
Box sets make the best gifts. You can easily ask someone casually, "hey did you like that last season of ____whatever."
Then you know if they even seen it. If they never seen it, you can buy one of these guarantee hits, and they will have weekend after weekend after weekend of pleasure enjoying the gift you got them. 1 Box Set watching 2 Disks per weekend can take a few Months to watch! And the best part of gifts in general is they bring people together, and tighten bonds. People will naturally want to do that with a box set. When they want to talk about how cool that show they never watched is, you will be the first one getting a phone call! That's just another reason why these are the perfect gift, and properly priced $40-$75 you can't beat the value you are gifting someone.
I recommend The is review is for the Wire, and if you like the The Wire, I highly recommend, Breaking Bad, Lost, The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire, Curb your Enthusiasm, and Shameless, Game of Thrones, Star Trek (5 different TV Series, but The Next Generation makes the best gift and my favorite, or you can get all 11 Star Trek movies as a set), Star Wars Movie Pack (and have then watch it Chronologically Episodes IV-VI, then I-III Family Guy, (For a Sport Fan) The League, The Office, Dexter, Six Feet Under, Arrested Development, The X Files, finally... OZ ; just to name a few of my favorite Gifts Box Sets. The Wire is near the top of that list! I am sorry, but unless the person a little "slow" immature, or likes bad zombie horror, I wouldn't recommend "The Walking Dead" despite it being semi popular. The above choices are all much better....
Experience: I am a hobbyist film critic for an online website tailored towards people in their 20s - early 40's.
I do find that buying DVD box sets are great gifts for people older than the group I mentioned above. A sizable portion of people in that group wouldn't like a box set as much as a gift because of digital downloads, and torrents.... For the most part, Box Sets are great gifts who aren't computer literate, if I had to put a number on it I would say 40+ as of 2013.Read full review
- iluvmyritzFeb 06, 2014by
Good enough to pass time
We bought this after finishing the Breaking Bad series. We had become addicted to that wonderfully addictive program and needed a replacement. I read reviews for "The Wire" and people gave it a higher rating than Breaking Bad... I just don't see it! We have finished Season 1 of The Wire and it is in no way even close to Breaking Bad quality. Still, good though.
As a side note, if you are offended by the "N" word or fowl language, this show is NOT for you!
- bluehusky57Jun 05, 2014by
Exactly as advertised; very pleased I did business with.
DVD arrived exactly as advertised. Brand new, in original shrink wrapping. Would certainly do business with again with no hesitation.
The Wire, was an original show on HBO. It was a terrific, realistic show highlighting crime witin Baltimore. It is still current and a great drama to watch today. The acting was first rate and set the standard for many shows since by being realistic. Highly reccomend.