I wanted to post about The Wire but the old thread (made before I joined the site, even) is over 1000. So, here we are. So, I know that S5 is generally considered the weakest, or least favourite, of the show by lots of people who watch it. Various reasons are given for this, the seeming implausibility of McNulty's fake serial killer stuff being a turn-off to fans who were captivated by a world more realistic than anything else on television. I also know that S2 isn't considered fondly compared to the others, this time seemingly because it goes from S1 introducing a storyline and characters who're so engaging into having another system entirely as the focus. I have to ask though, does no-one think the premise of the docks and the amount of illicit activity channelled through them is ridiculous? Beadie Russell drives her beat around the docks with headphones on the entire time. This is despite entire shipped containers disappearing from the system purely by virtue of the people in charge of unloading them deciding they want them. Such a system is obviously open to abuse which allows the Greeks in to make money (and to subsequently help supply the drug trade which so much of the show revolves around), but even the regular cargo which just goes missing - how? How do clients, shipping companies, how do they use this port so regularly and not point out that stuff never seems to go where it should? How is a system open to such abuse any more plausible than McNulty making stuff up to get money from a corrupt system too busy focusing on the minutiae to realise he's full of ****? Or hey, maybe that's it.