With the fifth season of HBO's extraordinary series now on DVD, we relive the most heartbreaking, humorous, unforgettable scenes in its run
It's a terrible thing trying to pick just 15 great moments from the five seasons of The Wire. What about the 15 best scenes starring Lester or Cutty or Kima or Clay Davis? What about the 15 best scenes set in bars or diners or under bridges? What about 15 of Jay Landsman's best scenes involving food? What about the 15 scenes that made us wonder if our hearts were strong enough to endure this show's many heartbreaks, and then the 15 funny ones that put us back together? It could go on forever, really, where we only spent 15 minutes a day thinking of anything else but The Wire. So here's a start: 15 scenes from The Wire that we'll never forget.
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