The Wire tells it iike it is. There is much hidden from the living rooms of the well-to-do middle class.The Wire reveals things that we ought to know, but don't. Street corners, schools, the offices of elected officials, police stations, legal proceedings, newspapers, all have an enormous influence on our lives, but so much is hidden. The Wire is not merely entertaining but thought provoking. And the thoughts that are provoked are significant ones. Brilliant!