The Wire, Season 4

After taking more than a year off after Season 3 of The Wire, my husband and I watched Season 4 in a blaze. This is the one about the kids, the schools and the mayoral race, and I flat-out loved it. This is my favorite of the seasons thus far, and I think it was because of the kids. Like always, the series breaks my heart then builds it back up. It gives and it takes away. Phenomenal storytelling and characterizations. If you haven’t watched, you should. And winter re-run season is a great time. Go spend some time in Baltimore.

HOLY CATS, PEOPLE! The complete series is at amazon right now for $82. What are you waiting for?

6 Responses to “The Wire, Season 4”

  1. V Says:

    Yeah, it’s the best. It really is.

  2. carolyn Says:

    season 4 was so hard for me to watch. I actually couldn’t get through it the first time around (when the series was actually running–I just picked it up again in season 5 and that worked out fine, heh). I finally managed to see all of it on a full series rewatch this summer.

    so tough. heartbreaking.

  3. Steph Says:

    I really want to buy that set, but I’ve heard bad things about “complete series” dvd sets (this one included), namely in terms of disc protection not being optimal and lots of people winding up with scratched discs as a result. I’ve only made it through S1 of The Wire, but many what a rollercoaster that was. I’ve heard S4 is truly spectacular as well, so I’m not surprised to hear you enjoyed it.

  4. girldetective Says:

    carolyn, i had another teacher friend say the same thing to me about season 4, so it may be that watching the kids is just too close to real life. Steph, we have that complete set, and have done fine with it, and I”m the go-to person in the neighborhood for lending it out when friends are having surgery and need something to keep them entertained while they recover!

  5. Robyn Says:

    I recently started reading your blog. I love it that you are watching the wire. I have watched the entire series with my fiance. I told him about the deal through amazon and he’s currently placing our order. Thanks for the tip!

  6. girldetective Says:

    This is a series that I very much look forward to re-watching in the future; I imagine it will turn up manifold riches the second time through with some familiarity. For fans, check out Alan Sepinwall’s synopses and reviews for each season, plus he has ones for both newbies and vets for the first three seasons! Here’s the link for Season 3 vets, but he has links to both season 3 newbies and his recaps for the rest at his old blog, too, in the first paragraph.