The Wire, Season 1

The Wire, Season 1

The Wire

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2008-05-12
  • Advisory Rating: TV-MA
  • Episodes: 13
  • iTunes Price: USD 19.99
  • iTunes HD Price: USD 29.99
From 744 Ratings


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.


Title Time Price
1 The Target 1:02:07 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
2 The Detail 57:44 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
3 The Buys 55:02 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
4 Old Cases 59:29 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
5 The Pager 1:00:01 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
6 The Wire 59:18 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
7 One Arrest 59:08 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
8 Lessons 56:03 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
9 Game Day 56:41 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
10 The Cost 55:30 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
11 The Hunt 56:20 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
12 Cleaning Up 56:18 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
13 Sentencing 1:05:31 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes



  • Far and away the Best Drama ever on Television

    By dylbob
    This gritty, brilliant drama is by far the most realistic, and stunningly captivating crime show ever produced. Following the dynamic between Baltimore's drug enforcement agents, and the drug trade run by Avon Barksdale, The Wire is one season-long cohesive story that is as gripping at the begining as it is in its fantastic conclusion. Here's hoping iTunes gets all further seasons so you can complete your set.
  • This show...

    By jdem
    is the best thing ever put on television. Period.
  • A Classic from the Very Start

    By AnotherHuddy
    McNulty takes a drink. Girls think he's hot. My government teacher said it best when he said the main character is the city of Baltimore. Every season tells a different story, a different piece of the puzzle: Dealers, Cops, Politicians, Schools, and of course the Media. Is there a solution to the crime and corruption? The creators of The Wire decided not to editorialize. They want you to decide for yourself. If we are in the golden age of television, this show is fourteen carats all on its own. ~s~
  • The best television show ever made......PERIOD

    By five-0-beau
    I guess I can say goodbye to what available space I have left on my Ipod. The Wire is the most realistic show ever put on TV. Thankfully this isn't one of the shows that HBO is gouging people with 2.99 an episode. If you've never subscribed to HBO and now you're looking at the list of HBO shows and wondering which one to pick, this is the one. TV simply does not get better from this show. I know as soon as each season is released, I will own it. A warning: if you watch this show, just know that it will ruin the rest of television and movies for you, because it just doesn't compare. Thank you Itunes, it is about time!!!
  • Oh! What a great show!

    By SisSun
    I am exceedingly happy to see "The Wire" here on iTunes! I watched this show from its inception, and except for a little down time in the 2nd season, the show never ceased to impress me. Good drama and writing and acting make for great viewing. Ostensibly about the dealing/dealers of illegal drugs (and other things) and the law officers and politicians who try to catch them and stem the tide of crime, as this show progresses and gets "all up in everybody's business", we see there are no pure "good guys", nor "bad guys", just people...and many shades of grey. The first season of the show is awesome. The fourth season simultaneously blew me away and broke my heart; and yet I could not stop watching. I dropped cable while the producers were putting together the last season, so I have not seen it. I hope to see the episodes show up in iTunes eventually. "The Wire" is not the type of show you'll want to drop in and out of. It's a cohesive whole, and like a good novel, you'll want to see it end to end. It is definitely worthy of your time and attention.
  • Unprecedented depth

    By annasDAD
    Perhaps no television undertaking was as committed and successful at blurring the line(s) between the "good guys" and the "bad guys." Not unlike a great book that starts slowly, The Wire's excellent writers committed to meticulous character development, particularly in the first three episodes. For the viewer that waited out this foundational groundwork, what lied ahead was the very best season of television ever. Period.
  • one of the absolute best

    By pauliewa
    this is right up there with sopranos. it is simply an epic series everyone should see. however. it must be seen in order, episode 1 season 1, to the end. you will not regret.
  • Essential TV

    By Jonathan A Reed
    I honestly can't emphasise enough how good this show is. Without a doubt the best quality television series to ever air, The Wire is more than worth your valuable time. Time is what you will need, though, and patience, as you absorb the very slow building stories, get to know the complex characters and try not to miss the smallest detail which may play a huge part later on. The Wire never patronises, never lets characters over stay their welcome and NEVER waits for you to catch up. Not that I mean to put you off viewing this show, far from it, I just want you to be aware that if you invest the time that is needed to fully enjoy it, you WILL NOT regret it. After watching the final fifth season I felt that I had watched a classic and was so glad I hadn't stopped watching after initially being too lazy to watch after episode 2. Luckily I made myself watch the rest and I'm glad I did. Don't get me wrong, shows like the Sopranos, Deadwood and Mad Men are top notch but THIS is the pinnacle of series TV.
  • please add more seasons

    By 2emo4u
    (see subject)
  • Simply the best TV show ever made.

    By Obi-Wan Kubrick
    The Wire is simply the best TV show ever made. The whole story unwinds like a great novel. I admit I didn't get hooked until half way though the first season. After that I became addicted. Every episode is so rich in character and story that one episode of the Wire has to be compared to three episodes of any other show.


  • Awesome

    By jpdolan
    I’m a pretty newcomer to this show but I really love it. One of the best for sure. Every episode for sure first few are perfect. Love first 6 episodes. Great cast

    By fey 2
    .....this has to be one of the top 10 shows of all time West Wing being number one this series is amazing as it second season about the kids is so good.....The Wire should be in everyones library....i wish i could give this 10 stars
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  • One of the best ever made

    By Iamtyrion
    One that compels you to think. Definitely not mindless television
  • Best crime show

    By Cidjé
    Simply and undeniably the best crime show ever made. Don't hesitate, this show is AMAZING.

    By TinasssfES
    i 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!
  • Top Dog

    By rockeastwood
    Top 5 best Drama of all time. Period.
  • A Pack of Lies

    By Gesegnet
    This is a horrible show that has nothing to do with reality. If this POS had anything to do with reality, the Klan would have a point. The only people who could enjoy this show are white supremacists.
  • BEST TV Show Ever!

    By m97298
    Exquisitely well done TV show. By far, one of my favorite shows ever made. Too bad its not available in HD.
  • The best tv series EVER!!!!!

    By 510 Dope GaMe