The Wire is a great series. All of the others are on my wish list, I don't get cable TV, and still have to get a VPN so I subscribe to a proper service. UAE is a little limited in what it can subscribe to internationally.
I liked the suspense and drama of the drug gang outwitting this police guy every step of the way. Also the human interest stories, how tough it is for street kids to survive, and how this one guy was feeding and sending the kids to school with his drug earnings. Staying clean, and fighting to keep the kids drug clean as well.