The Wire

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Name: The Wire
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Creator: David Simon, Ed Burns
Date(s): 2002-2008
Medium: television
Country of Origin: USA
External Links: IMDB; wikipedia; HBO Official Site
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The Wire is a television show that ran for five seasons on HBO. Set in Baltimore, the first season focussed on street-level drug trade and police attempts to control it. Later seasons expanded to include other aspects of Baltimore life. It shares several actors with its HBO-mate, the notorious Oz, and is rife with the kind of characters and relationships that often inspire fic. Despite this, it never gained much of a fandom presence, and most stories reside at Yuletide.