10 episodes

The fifth season focuses on the media and media consumption. The show features a fictional depiction of the newspaper The Baltimore Sun, and in fact elements of the plot are ripped-from-the-headlines events (such as the Jayson Blair New York Times scandal) and people at the Sun.

 

13 episodes

The fourth season expanded its scope again to include an examination of the school system. Other major plots include the mayoral race that continues the political storyline begun in season three, and a closer look at Marlo Stanfield’s drug gang, which has grown to control most of western Baltimore’s trafficking. Dukie, Randy, Michael, and Namond, four boys from West Baltimore, they enter the eighth grade. At the same school, Prez has begun a new career as a math teacher.

 

12 episodes

In the third season, the focus returns to the street and the Barksdale organization. The scope, however, is expanded to include the city’s political scene. A new subplot is introduced to explore the potential positive effects of de facto “legalizing” the illegal drug trade, and incidentally prostitution, within the limited boundaries of a few uninhabited city blocks — referred to as Hamsterdam.

 

12 episodes

The second season, along with its ongoing examination of the drug problem and it’s effect on the urban poor, examines the plight of the blue-collar urban working class as exemplified by stevedores in the city port, as some of them get caught up in smuggling drugs and other contraband inside the shipping containers that pass through their port.

 

13 episodes

Police drama tells about one of the most criminal of U.S. cities – Baltimore, Maryland. Drugs, murder, cruelty and destroyed destinies prevail in this city. Baltimore police unit tries to use special tools for the wiretapping and hidden video brought to investigating crimes of organized criminal groups involved in illicit drug trafficking. Also, detectives have to deal with corruption and political motives own superiors.

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