The Wire Season 2 Review (Preview)

In the second of my subscriber-only reviews of The Wire I look at season 2. Focusing on smuggling through the port of Baltimore this season explores how capitalism has evolved to a post-industrial phase dominated by service industries like sex and drugs, how investigating sex slavery is relegated behind lesser crimes, and the parallels between drugs gangs and international corporations.

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Originally published at www.spyculture.com on November 9, 2018.