The Wire Doesn’t Have 1 Key Thing Other Prestige Dramas Have (& That’s What Makes It Brilliant)

HBO’s The Wire lacks one key detail that most other prestige TV shows have, which makes it one of the most brilliant shows ever made. Despite being a seminal TV show, The Wire never achieved the same level of fame nor widespread acknowledgment as other acclaimed shows such as The Sopranos, Breaking Bad, or even Game of Thrones. However, with The Wire receiving retroactive praise from reputable sources, it shines a light on the oft-neglected crime drama. As such, rewatches of The Wire highlight one obvious yet subtle detail about its greatness.