Motz wrote:I always wanted to get into "The Wire"; I heard it was awesome.
In the UK, BBC2 broadcast all 5 series of "The Wire" within the last 3 years (I DVRed them using Media Center; now watched and deleted).
The question that I have with respect to "The Wire" is whether it is a stunningly accurate representation of police/drug-addict life in Baltimore (possibly based on real events), or whether it was ludicrously exaggerated in order to create an unmissable viewing experience that would attract big bucks from the advertisers.
Several decades ago there was a popular police TV series in the UK called "Bergerac" about police life on the island of Jersey; it ran for several seasons. One avid viewer wrote in to the "Radio Times" magazine (other listings magazines are available) that she had always wanted to go to Jersey for a holiday, but now that she had seen how much crime there was on Jersey, she no longer wanted to visit.
-- from CyberSimian in the UK