Everyone is Finally Watching 'The Wire' Thanks to Coronavirus
People are finally watching The Wire following the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the ongoing periods of self-isolation, everybody seems to have generated the same idea – This is a great time to watch 'The Wire'! For die-hard fans, the HBO crime drama is arguably the greatest show in television history; however, the series has mostly gone under the radar since the show concluded just before social media emerged in the mainstream.
As per WarnerMedia, the viewership of 'The Wire' has grown exponentially (almost tripled) in the last couple of weeks on their streaming service HBO Now. People appear to have got the time to appreciate a TV masterpiece, finally! On the other hand, it could be fans who already watched the shows refreshing their memories. Who wouldn’t wanna see the badass 'Omar' again, right?
Created by David Simon, 'The Wire' is an American crime drama that ran on HBO for five seasons and a total of 60 episodes from June 2, 2002, to March 9, 2008.
Watch: The Wire Trailer (HBO)
Set in Baltimore, Maryland, the show introduces a different institution of the city each season and displays its relationship with the law enforcement while the characters are retained, and storylines are advanced from previous seasons.
It goes without saying people are definitely making use of the quarantine sessions to catch up on several shows. Meanwhile, WarnerMedia also shared 'The Sopranos' and 'Sex and the City' have doubled in viewership. Likewise, shows like 'Chernobyl,' 'Game of Thrones,' 'His Dark Materials,' 'Big Little Lies,' and 'Euphoria' are seeing an increase in viewership.
The streaming platform couldn’t be having a bigger demand right now as millions of people in the world stay in self-isolation, in an effort to stop the spread of coronavirus.
In fact, people are binge-watching shows at such an alarming rate it’s putting a strain on the internet providers with massive traffic overload. To deal with this, Netflix even abandoned HD quality in Europe for 30 days to reduce the stress on internet networks.
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With no certain date on normality resuming in the world, the streaming networks could be facing an even bigger demand in the coming weeks.