I have a secret. Until a few days ago, I hadn't seen the last season of The Wire.
I love The Wire. But I don't have HBO. And I don't want to go somewhere to watch it in case I miss an episode.
So I wait until it's out on DVD. On DVD you can binge and watch the Wire in four hour stretches. Along with being satisfying, it makes the plot easier (not easy, easier) to understand.
So this was the week. In three nights (2 hours, 4 hours, 4.5 hours) my wife and I binged. We just finished.
It was good.
I won't spoil anything, but I don't believe for a second police officers would do the "big lie." So that's the 25%that isn't realistic. Like Hampsterdam. But somehow, the unrealistic parts only add to the show.
It was good, baby. Real good.