San Francisco, Chronicle Tim Goodman:
The breadth and ambition of "The Wire" are unrivaled and that taken cumulatively over the course of a season -- any season -- it's an astonishing display of writing, acting and storytelling that must be considered alongside the best literature and filmmaking in the modern era.
TV Guide, Matt Roush:
This is TV as great modern literature, a shattering and heartbreaking urban epic about a city rotting from within.
Newsday, Verne Gay:
A critic for this paper once declared "The Wire" "the greatest dramatic series ever produced for television" and as the fourth season gets under way Sunday night, there's no reason to quibble with that assessment.
Philadelphia Daily, News Ellen Gray:
The best show on television.
Entertainment Weekly, Gillian Flynn:
The best series on TV, period.
New York Post, Adam Buckman:
One of the finest TV shows ever made.
The New York Times, Virginia Heffernan:
This season of “The Wire” will knock the breath out of you.
It's fuckin' back.
I've been talkin' and if you haven't been listenin to me- listen to anyone else.