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List of the best seasons of the classic HBO series The Wire, ranked from best to worst, with DVD cover images. Fans of The Wire are very passionate about the series, so it's no surprise that arguments are often had over which is the best season of The Wire. This ranking of all The Wire seasons has been voted on by many fans of the show, so this list isn't just one person's opinion. Some of the greatest episodes of The Wire come from different seasons, so determining what the best The Wire season is can be challenging.

If you're wondering, "What is the best season of The Wire?" and "Which season of The Wire is the best?" then this list will answer your questions.  And if you are already a fan, please add your votes and help out newbies! 

 

The Wire - Season 4 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Seasons of The Wire
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The fourth season of the television series The Wire commenced airing in the United States on September 10, 2006, concluded on December 10, 2006, and contained 13 episodes. It introduces Baltimore's school system and several middle school students while continuing to examine the remnants of the Barksdale Organization, the ascendant Stanfield Organization, the Baltimore Police Department and politicians.
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The Wire - Season 3 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Seasons of The Wire
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The third season of the television series The Wire commenced airing in the United States on September 19, 2004, concluded on December 19, 2004, and contained 12 episodes. It introduces Baltimore's local politicians and the upstart drug dealing Stanfield organization while continuing to examine the Barksdale Organization and the Baltimore Police Department. The third season aired Sundays at 9:00 pm in the United States. The season was released on DVD as a five disc boxed set under the title of The Wire: The Complete Third Season on August 8, 2006 by HBO video.
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The Wire - Season 1 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Seasons of The Wire
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The first season of the television series The Wire commenced airing in the United States on June 2, 2002, concluded on September 8, 2002, and contained 13 episodes. It introduces the drug-dealing Barksdale organization and the police detail that is investigating them. The first season aired Sundays at 9:00 pm Eastern in the United States and was released on DVD as a five-disc boxed set under the title of The Wire: The Complete First Season on October 12, 2004 by HBO video.
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The Wire - Season 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Seasons of The Wire
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The second season of the television series The Wire commenced airing in the United States on June 1, 2003, concluded on August 24, 2003, and contained 12 episodes. It introduces the stevedores of the Baltimore port and an international smuggling organization led by a figure known only as "The Greek", while continuing to examine the drug-dealing Barksdale Organization and the Baltimore Police Department. The second season aired Sundays at 9:00 pm in the United States. The season was released on DVD as a five disc boxed set under the title of The Wire: The Complete Second Season on January 5, 2005 by HBO Video.
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