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Told from the points of view of both the Baltimore homicide and narcotics detectives and their targets, the series captures a universe in which the national war on drugs has become a permanent, self-sustaining bureaucracy, and distinctions between good and evil are routinely obliterated.

Parental GuideTV-MA

Status Ended

First Air Date 2002-06-02

Last Air Date 2008-03-09

Seasons 5

Episodes 60


TMDB 8.5


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the_girl_abides shared a tip "Still holds up today. Beautiful written and executed. This show really is one of the greatest of all time."

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RicoLoveDinero shared a tip "A Classic....every season is good"

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Greg.Martinez shared a tip "The first season is amazing"

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Greg.Martinez shared a tip "Godspeed Michael Williams. Omar will be missed."

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damien_scott shared a tip "Iโ€™ve waited so long to watch this and Iโ€™m finishing the first season tonight. Brilliant."

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james_dunphy shared a tip "Watched this muuuuch later, and while it was good I also found it dated at times. Still good series."

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godzilla_fan shared a tip "Omar's coming"

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kelly_newell_2866 shared a tip "Waitโ€ฆthis show was fictional??? I thought it was a documentary"

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laurie_galvin-klinsky shared a tip "Definitely the best show ever!!!"

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claudette_holloway shared a tip "I still watch..."

jb_davis shared a tip "Hands down the best tv show to ever come on tv!! Yes or Yes??!! ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿพ"

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virgilyo shared a tip "Everyone should watch this show."

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leegoe shared a tip "so excited to binge this series!"

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carl_walker_4083 shared a tip "Best ever show"

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anthony_ealy_jr shared a tip "I think itโ€™s my favorite show of all time"

carrie_nygard shared a tip "Takes a while to get to know all of the characters but then it gets you hooked"

kelly__renner_ shared a tip "One of the best series that I've ever seen!"

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john_witkowski shared a tip "The best series ever!!"

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drewjc shared a tip "I cannot think of a better series. Great casting and outstanding plotlines."

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rather_notsay_6247 shared a tip "What can I say that hasn't been said? This show is perf."