The Wire is an American crime drama television series set and produced in and around Baltimore, Maryland. Each season of The Wire is introducing a different aspect of the city of Baltimore. In chronological order, they are: drug trafficking, transport system, the city government and bureaucracy, the school system and the media.
Despite only receiving average ratings and never winning major television awards, The Wire has been described by many critics and fans as one of the greatest TV dramas of all time. The show is known for its realistic portrayal of urban life, his literary ambitions, and is extraordinarily deep exploration of social themes.