The Target recap & spoilers

The Target (The Wire - S1E1) recap & spoilers

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In the pilot, Baltimore homicide detective Jimmy McNulty gets into hot water and winds up assigned to a detail of narcotics outcasts charged with investigating drug lord Avon Barksdale and his powerful operation in Franklin Terrace. Meanwhile, Avon's nephew D'Angelo is fresh off beating a murder rap, but he finds himself demoted upon his return to the gang..

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Another soundI just cant believe all the positive comments about this show !! I love TV and movies ( and also books by the way) and enjoyed shows like : The Shield, Desperate Housewives, Family Guy, Tudors, Sopranos, Spooks etc.etc, and was certain to be entertained by this one, but boy was I wrong. Dull, Dull Dull, Duller , Dullest. Dullest show on earth ; period..Score: 1/5

No doubt the best TV series ever madeWitty, dark, interesting, moving, sexy - you name it - this series has it all. Not to mention the truly superb acting all the way through. The jewel of the crown in crime series and all 5 seasons are equally great. Thank you HBO for one h... of a ride!.Score: 5/5

Best show ever!Not sure why they stopped after five seasons. I just can't get enough!!!!!.Score: 5/5

ITUNES IS STUPIDI WILL NEVER buy from Apple again! I downlaoded the show and now this little I means I can't watch it. I called APPLE and they have me talking to a machine. DOWNLOAD From Amazon, Google or Windows. Apple is unreliable. The Show is awesome!.Score: 3/5

Great Series!!Politics, Law, Law Enforcement, and drug dealers... This series has it all! A must see.Score: 5/5

Top DogTop 5 best Drama of all time. Period..Score: 5/5

THE BEST ""HANDS DOWN""HOOKED SOON AS U START WATCHING IT.Score: 5/5

It's good.Great writing, acting..Score: 4/5

You must purchase this.I am late as hayle, but this is my first time watching this series. Absolutely pheonomenal! At the time it first ran, it did not interest me, but looking back, I am mad that I didn't catch on sooner. Great series, outlining the complexities of the drug game, politics, and law enforcement. I liked the fact that there were no easy answers and no quick resolutions to the intricate inbalances of city life. Well done..Score: 5/5

BEST SERIES EVEROn their sixteenth birthdays, I will put my children in a room with the entire series and tell them, "this is all you need to know about life." And that might make me father of the century..Score: 5/5

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SMART TV!This is one of the smartest TV shows ever. It starts slow and takes a bit of patietnce to get throught the first two episodes but well worth it!!!.Score: 5/5

An Amazing show...This show is still top notch, but I have a question, why aren't all of the episodes in widescreen presentation and surround sound? I was just curious....Score: 5/5

Absolutely terrific buy thisThis is one of the best series I have ever seen. Absolutely flawless acting story line...very very intelligent... Everything. You will not regret this purchase..Score: 5/5

Best show everI found this show about four years ago.. I hadn't heard of it before then? But it's the best show ever & I highly recommend it!.Score: 5/5

Almost PerfectThe story and characters were great. The acting superb. The portrayal of a dysfunctional police force (which they all are) accurate. My only criticism is that this is native 4:3 and not 16:9. I realize in 2002 HD was not main stream. Perhaps it is time to rerelease this in HD. Thanks for the great series..Score: 5/5

The Wire - Season 1 episode 1Set in Baltimore's underbelly amidst the puss and slugs of a marginalized community honest cops fight an uphill battle against street level crime. Everyone is foul mouthed and bad tempered without a shred of relief in their pathetic lives - and that just the cops. The most compelling character is the young, black, gay cop. All others are interchangeable clichés..Score: 2/5

Top cop drama, strongly recommendedBefore watching this show, I had only heard and read brief reviews about The Wire. I am usually sceptical about TV series in general, however, this being HBO, and the fact that ALL reviews were fantastic, I gave it a shot. I was blown away. The depth of ALL of the characters, not just the main 2 or 3 is very well thought out, and clearly there was thought of seasons after season 1. The character and story arcs are large, but well thought out. Most police shows are not good. Plain and simple. There are very unrealistic scenes, circumstances and scenarios. Paired with the fact that typical cop TV shows require 2000 bullets being fired for one person to be shot. Ridiculous. This is no such show. I have to admit, the first few episodes were slow. I understand now that this was because it was laying the group work for a very sophisticated and deep television series spanning past season 1. It has an unprecedented array of character arcs that intertwine with each other to such a degree, I have to put the show on pause at time just to put it all together. Fantastic. This show allows you to think, which is something I enjoy. As most reviewers also state, this shows closest rival with regards to "realism" is probably "Southland". This show is not filmed like Southland (semi-single camera situations). It is filmed similar to The Sopranos with multiple cuts and angles of all characters-typical HBO fashion. The fact that this show follows the story of not just the police, but also the "gangsters" is a nice touch. The viewer gets to look in to both sides of the situation involving both parties, allowing you to know more than the actual characters do inside the series. Watch it, you will not be disappointed. Highly recommended..Score: 5/5

The Wire (RULEZ)This is the best show ever A+ rating. The only thing is that there is only 5 seasons which is a drag I wish the show was still producing seasons Thanks HBO U ROCK.Score: 5/5

A work of art - Astonished it's not more popularThis is without doubt one of the finest TV series ever made. I'm only writing this review as it's sad to think that more people might not enjoy a truly awesome show. It's not for passive watching, it's like reading a book you just can't book down. Sure there's some barriers to entry, it can be hard to understand and you have to pay attention but it's worth it every single minute. I'm not normally bossy but you simply have to watch it. Please. You'll say this after you've seen it - I promise..Score: 5/5

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Was sad when I got to the end of the WHOLE seriesOne of my favorites up there with Spooks. Was addicted. Brilliant!!!.Score: 5/5

The WireAll I can say is excellent. Nothing compares. I remember reading the advertising hype "makes NYPD look like the Bill", what more is there to say..Score: 5/5

Traveler123456Your a bellend.Score: 5/5

The EndHave lived with The Wire Seasons 1 to 5 over the last 3 weeks and this IS a memorable television experience. Dialogue, stories, acting all combine to tell a the story of life in a city, a country, a thousands of miles away from my own city of Edinburgh, Scotland. I feel as if i do not want this to end, and yet am afraid if The Wire did come back it would be anything less than the perfection each season brought. A magnificent achievement by all involved in it's creation. Recommend you watch and learn .. you will never regret it.It touched me..Score: 5/5

The rip off on the wireThis is a crime its self !!! way to expensive your going to be out of business soon shape up apple.Score: 5/5

Perfect TelevisionThe most perfect show of all time. I was gripped from start to finish, all the characters are well cast and extremely memorable. Highly recommended.Score: 5/5

Excellent! TV drama of a very high standard.A really well-crafted series. The actors were all suitably cast and Dominic West's Jimmy McNulty was a solid peg to hang the first season on… a believable American accent from a Brit. Idris Elba's portrayal of Stringer Bell was full of understated menace and he is another Brit with a good American accent. Sherwin Harris's Avon Barksdale was ruthless and uncompromising. Wendell Pierce played Bunk Moreland, a detective who was a great foil for Dominic West's misanthropic detective. Michael Williams played the humorous homosexual character, Omar, who was tough as nails and robbed other dealers with a smile on his face. There were very strong performances from a host of actors who supported the main characters. The action is set in Baltimore USA and there is a strong sense of the darker underbelly of a big city. Highly recommended to all who like multi-level plots and action. Slow to unfold but well worth the effort in deciphering the language of the street and the interactions between the various actors. Not to be missed! Five stars from me..Score: 5/5

PoeticThere is nothing like this, just watch it and give it time to unfold.Score: 5/5

Alright, but...Can't understand why some people have this down as the best TV show ever. It isn't. It's OK but no better. Watch it, if you wish, but don't expect miracles..Score: 3/5

Believe the hypeThis is an incredibly clever drama which expects a lot from the viewer. From the thick Baltimore accents to the spider web plots. This is tv at it's finest..Score: 5/5

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2The Detail - The Wire, Season 1 episode 2 spoilers, recap and reviews
The Detail09 Jun 2002$2.99

McNulty feels the heat when a witness who testified against D'Angelo is found murdered. Meanwhile, Greggs is given the lay of the land regarding Avon Barksdale's key players, and Herc, Carver and Prez find big-time trouble at the towers.

3The Buys - The Wire, Season 1 episode 3 spoilers, recap and reviews
The Buys16 Jun 2002$2.99

The early-morning 'field interviews' by Herc, Carver and Prez result in a minor riot, a boy losing an eye and some bad publicity for the department. On the other side of the law, D'Angelo teaches Wallace and Bodie how to play the game (chess) and later impresses Bell with his 'take' from the low-rises.

4Old Cases - The Wire, Season 1 episode 4 spoilers, recap and reviews
Old Cases23 Jun 2002$2.99

Greggs and McNulty try to get Hardcase to turn informant as arraignment begins for those caught in the raid. Barksdale places a bounty on the head of rival gang leader Omar. Meanwhile, McNulty takes Bubbles on a cultural field trip, and Herc and Carver try to track down Bodie.

5The Pager - The Wire, Season 1 episode 5 spoilers, recap and reviews
The Pager30 Jun 2002$2.99

McNulty's detail finally gets 'clone' pagers to track Barksdale and his gang, but nobody can crack the codes used by the callers. Meanwhile, Bell instructs D'Angelo on how to school his lookouts while simultaneously flushing out a possible snitch. Later, Carver and Herc find Bodie, but their interrogation doesn't turn up results.

6The Wire - The Wire, Season 1 episode 6 spoilers, recap and reviews
The Wire07 Jul 2002$2.99

When Rawls looks to make a premature arrest for three murders that are linked to D'Angelo and Avon Barksdale, McNulty and Greggs must argue for a delay in order to preserve the valuable wiretap gains they have made. Meanwhile, Wallace and D'Angelo struggle with their consciences after Avon pays them blood money.

7One Arrest - The Wire, Season 1 episode 7 spoilers, recap and reviews
One Arrest21 Jul 2002$2.99

Tipped off by the wire, Greggs, Herc, Carver and Freamon make a bust, but the incident makes Avon and Stringer suspicious, leading them to close shop in the Pit. Meanwhile, Bunk and McNulty look for another witness in the Gant slaying and hunt a suspect known as 'Mr. Bird.'

8Lessons - The Wire, Season 1 episode 8 spoilers, recap and reviews
Lessons28 Jul 2002$2.99

An unlikely source gives McNulty the tag of a car driven by Stringer Bell. Meanwhile, Greggs and Carver bust a congressional aide carrying dirty cash, but are forced to let him go. Omar earns his 'loose cannon' moniker.

9Game Day - The Wire, Season 1 episode 9 spoilers, recap and reviews
Game Day04 Aug 2002$2.99

Barksdale plays an expensive game of one-upmanship with an east-side rival. Meanwhile, Herc and Carver take some cash off of Wee-Bey's hands, and Omar resurfaces with a bang.

10The Cost - The Wire, Season 1 episode 10 spoilers, recap and reviews
The Cost11 Aug 2002$2.99

With Wallace in custody, McNulty and Daniels try to figure out what to do with him in the months before he testifies. Sydnor and Carver track down one of Barksdale's stash houses, and Prez shows off his 'gift for the paper trail.' McNulty's estranged wife Elena takes desperate measures after learning that he had their kids follow Stringer Bell.

11The Hunt - The Wire, Season 1 episode 11 spoilers, recap and reviews
The Hunt18 Aug 2002$2.99

The police turn up the heat on tracking down Savino, Wee-Bey and Little Man. Burrell orders Daniels to hit drug dealers for results that will impress the press. Barksdale sees his ranks thinning after the hit on Orlando. Bubbles tries to stay sober while scoping out the projects for McNulty; and Freamon determines there's a rat in the detail.

12Cleaning Up - The Wire, Season 1 episode 12 spoilers, recap and reviews
Cleaning Up01 Sep 2002$2.99

The low-rise pay phones are out of service, so McNulty and Daniels try to keep pace by tapping Barksdale's office. Bodie gets new responsibilities from Stringer; Freamon gives Shardene a 'new look'; and D'Angelo goes to NYC on an errand for his uncle. With the detail's future hanging in the balance, Daniels faces off against Burrell and his political allies.

13Sentencing - The Wire, Season 1 episode 13 spoilers, recap and reviews
Sentencing08 Sep 2002$2.99

(Season One finale) Every crew has weak links--including Avon Barksdale's. With the heat turned up in the high-rises, Daniels and McNulty turn to a higher authority in an effort to crack the case wide open.

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On the drug-infested streets of West Baltimore, there are good guys and there are bad guys. Sometimes you need more than a badge to tell them apart. From HBO comes Season 1 of this highly realistic drama series that follows a single sprawling drug and murder investigation in Baltimore — one that culminates in a complex series of dangerous wiretaps and surveillance. Told from the points of view of both the police and their targets, the series captures a universe where easy distinctions between good and evil, and crime and punishment, are challenged at every turn. The ensemble cast includes Dominic West, John Doman, Idris Elba, Frankie R. Faison, Larry Gilliard Jr., Wood Harris, Domenick Lombardozzi, Deirdre Lovejoy, Wendell Pierce, Lance Reddick, Andre Royo, and Sonja Sohn.

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McNulty's on harbor patrol. Daniels is in the police-archives dungeon. Prez is chafing in the suburbs. Greggs has a desk job. The detail may be on ice, but corruption marches on . . . and a horrific discovery is about to turn the Baltimore shipping port inside out. HBO presents Season 2 of this gritty drama series that focuses on the vagaries of crime and law enforcement in Baltimore, MD. Setting up in the wake of the first season's joint homicide/narcotics detail that exposed a major drug operation — and left its members stigmatized and reassigned — the second season expands to include not only familiar drug dealers, but a group of longshoremen and organized crime members who are caught up in a major homicide case. The cast includes Dominic West, Chris Bauer, Paul Ben-Victor, John Doman, Idris Elba, and Frankie R. Faison.

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The heat is on in Baltimore. The drug war is being lost, bodies are piling up, and a desperate mayor wants the tide turned before the election. But the police department hasn't got any answers. Wiretaps haven’t worked. Neither have stakeouts or street busts. With the demolition of the Franklin Terrace towers, Stringer Bell and the Barksdale crew have been forced to improvise. But no matter how hard McNulty and the detail try, the dealers always seem to be one step ahead of the game. It’s time to change the rules. A new story begins in Season 3 of the acclaimed HBO drama series that focuses on the vagaries of crime, law enforcement, and politics in Baltimore, MD. As told from the points of view of both the police and their targets, The Wire captures a universe of subterfuge and surveillance, where easy distinctions between good and evil, and crime and punishment, are challenged at every turn.

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In the projects. On the docks. In City Hall. In the schools. And now, in the media. The places and faces change, but the game remains the same. HBO presents the fifth — and final — season of this acclaimed drama series that focuses on the vagaries of crime, law enforcement, politics, and the media in Baltimore, MD. In the final season, the series expands its focus into the media — specifically the role of newspapers in big-city bureaucracy — as it follows a newspaper staff as they struggle to maintain integrity and meet deadlines in the face of budget cuts and staff reductions. The ensemble cast includes Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn, Wendell Pierce, Clarke Peters, and Seth Gilliam.

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In the projects. On the docks. In City Hall. And now, in the schools. The places and faces change, but the game remains the same. A new story begins — on the fourth season of HBO's acclaimed series The Wire. This year, while expanding on storylines introduced in previous seasons — including the new vocations of several characters, the rise of a new drug empire, and the city's imminent mayoral election — the series expands its focus into Baltimore's school system, providing an inside look at the role of the urban educational system in shaping young people's lives. This storyline is played out through four new young characters, each of whom faces difficult choices amidst the temptation of crime and easy money. Dominic West, John Doman, Frankie Faison, and Aidan Gillen lead the tremendous ensemble cast.

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