I finally finished season four of “The Wire,” and it was outstanding.
As always, I’ll keep this free of spoilers because it’d be hard to enjoy “The Wire” if I just ruined it for you. Having said that, season four was incredible and depressing all at the same time. (REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ Season 3 Ends With The Possible Deaths Of Multiple Characters)
It’s also very different from the first three seasons of the hit HBO show. Without giving too much away, we don’t see as much of McNaulty in this season.
I found that to be a weird choice from the writers. He was the main character for the first three seasons, and he’s more or less relegated to the bench in season four.
It wasn’t terrible that we say him less, but I like McNaulty a lot. He’s a fun character, and he’s a damn good cop. So, the lack of presence on the screen took some getting used to.
Season four focused heavily on the school system in Baltimore for inner-city kids, and it focused on how the pipeline is more or less straight to the street or prison.