The Wire 20 Years, 20 Favorite Scenes


Today marks 20 Years since the iconic HBO series "The Wire" debuted. One of HBO's best produced and most revered properties, on the surface it's about drug dealers and cops. The series digs much deeper than that over its 5 seasons, instead using drug dealers and cops to touch on how institutions and the system fails individuals.


When I started writing this particular blog I started on top ten episodes in my book. After thinking about it, I felt ten episodes didn't do the series justice. I decided to instead focus on my favorite scenes from the show.


Here are twenty scenes from across the five season 60 episodes series, that have resonated or stood out to me for a variety of reasons.