I'm sure its a great show.. however moving to Baltimore 2 years ago is enough for me and i dont want to get freaked out more than I already am about the crime in the city... that's the only deterrent from me watching this series.
I have watched bits and pieces of different episodes on YouTube and the show really exposes the true reality of gang and crime infested, decayed Baltimore. Another good series to watch is Homocide which is a crime drama set in Baltimore which is the Caracas of the North!
I was maybe 12 or 13, and saw like nanoseconds of it late on a school night (because I hated school and would always stay up watching TV). I just didn't care for it then. So I possibly and most likely won't care for it now.