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The Wire is the greatest television crime drama ever made’
The Wire as crime drama The Wire fits into the trend of existential crime drama – where police are self- questioning and self-searching (re Hill Street Blues , NYPD Blue, Miami Vice ). These older series use the genre as a liberal sphere for working through social issues of race, class, gender. Progressive but also limited – privilege white, male attitudes. Protagonist is always redeemed.
The Wire expands the crime drama Decentres racial mix – black police the majority, mix of races across spectrum

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