HBO Just Removed Any Excuse For You Not To Watch ‘The Wire’

500 Free Hours Of Streaming Content Is Now Available

Look, I’m not even going to front here; if you don’t take this opportunity to watch the greatest TV series ever, The Wire, then we can’t be friends. HBO has afforded everyone the chance to watch all of the acclaimed cop drama, along with many other network offerings, free to stream right now on HBO Go and HBO Now.

Starting today, HBO has made over 500 hours of streaming content available on HBO Go and HBO Now as part of their #StayHomeBoxOffice campaign. This content will be available for free, even to those without an active HBO subscription. Simply login to either service and select from an impressive array of options.

So after you’re done taking in all five excellent seasons of The Wire, and then rewatching it, you have other classic HBO shows including The Sopranos, Veep, True Blood, and Six Feet Under aka the second-best HBO series ever.

Original documentaries, including the recent McMillions will be free to stream, as well as 20 Warner Bros. movies including Detective Pikachu, Blinded by the Light, and Sucker Punch for the Zack Snyder enthusiast in your home.

Hey, HBO has an ulterior motive here. The options they’re giving are just a teaser, designed to whet your appetite and get you hooked. But that doesn’t mean you should miss out on this opportunity. Again: The Wire.












Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.


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