January 3, 2015

The Wire: Season Two

The Wire: Season Two, 2003. A backward police department investigates port smuggling.

Created by David Simon. Directed by Ed Bianchi (2 episodes), Elodie Keene (2), Steve Shill (2), Thomas J. Wright (1), Dan Attias (1), Tim Van Patten (1), Rob Bailey (1), Ernest Dickerson (1), & Robert F. Colesberry (1). Written by Simon (6 episodes), Ed Burns (2), George Pelecanos (2), Joy Lusco (1), & Rafael Alvarez (1). Starring Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Idris Elba, Sonja Sohn, Wendell Pierce, Deirdre Lovejoy, Clarke Peters, Chris Bauer, & Amy Ryan.

Concept: C
Story: B
Characters: B
Dialog: B
Pacing: B
Cinematography: B
Special effects/design: B
Acting: B
Music: A
Enjoyment: It's been a little too long since I watched season one (more than two years). The characters this season seem more likable less unlikable than I remember. But also, half the show feels like it's just set-up for season three, which is frustrating. B

GPA: 3.0/4

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