I just bought the complete series The Wire on DVD, on the recommendation of many many internet sites. I've finished disc 1, season 1, and it's intriguing, but not yet "the best thing ever shown on TV". What did you think of the show? Does it take a little while to take off? It seems to be setting things up in lots of directions - does it get hard to follow? I bought it on eBay, and I'm not sure if I got bootlegs or not. There's a single, odd typo on the box, and the cases don't have the plastic inserts in the centre that hold the DVD in place - each DVD came in a little paper sleeve. Did I get bootlegs?