The Wire

TV review by Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Realistic drama about urban crime is not for kids.

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 7 reviews

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age 17+

Realistic Crime drama has a LOT of offensive strong language & some sexual content

The Wire is not only a crime drama, but also a regular drama that subtly talks about racism, drugs, the poor community, family, and the police department. It has a LOT of foul, offensive language, some violence, and sexual content.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 16+

The Wire

The Wire is one of the best tv shows on television and as someone who grew up in the Baltimore/DC area this show is so close to reality at times it is almost scary. The main characters while having flaws are good for what they believe in. The corruption in the police departments is a realistic and important part of the show because it shows one of the aspects of real life that most people choose to ignore. There is lots of language but that is life and so you can dela with that however you want. There is quite a few explicit sex scenes in the show so be ready for that.

This title has:

Great role models

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