The Wire 1.1-1.3

1.1 The Target

When you think about the first episode of a TV series, it’s usually important to set the stage, introduce the characters and give us some kind of hook into what the show is going to be. The Target does these things, but in some interesting ways. First of all, it drops us in the middle of this world and doesn’t bother to explain anything. We’re knee deep into the American criminal justice system in the second scene of the episode.