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Running out of things to watch this summer? Look no further than The Wire, arguably the greatest TV drama of all time.

The HBO series from David Simon may look like a cop show at first blush, but it's actually an epic drama about the pitfalls of modern American democracy. It tracks the Baltimore police department's efforts to bring down the city's drug dealers, but the series is ultimately much more interested in exploring corrupt bureaucracy.

The Reporter: David Simon creates commentary disguised as a cop drama on The Wire

Dominic WestMichael K. Williams and Idris Elba lead a standout cast whose memorable performances were criminally overlooked during the show's original run. But there's a reason the show is now a cult hit. Give it a shot — you'll be happy you played the game.

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