Homicide: Life on the Street Summary

A serialized drama series based on journalist David Simon's nonfiction book about the Baltimore, Maryland, Police Department's Homicide Division. Follows the relationships that develop in the unit while the detectives go through their investigations. Tim Bayliss, has been seasoned by investigations into some particularly brutal crimes. Meldrick Lewis is a hard-working detective with a dry sense of humor. Even drier is Detective John Munch, the squad cynic. Guiding the team is Lt. Al Giardello, who continuously struggles with bureaucratic pressure while supporting his detectives and driving them on. Detective Paul Falsone's intuitive approach to closing murder cases shakes things up; Detective Stuart Gharty is a veteran cop determined to prove himself; and Detective Laura Ballard is a seasoned homicide detective from Seattle.