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Critic’s corner: What’s on TV Wednesday

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Drugs Inc. 9 p.m., National Geographic

Drugs in Boston? This episode, called “Boston Benzo Buzz,” says yes in a big way, chronicling how Dominican drug networks tied to Mexican cartels are employing Puerto Rican dealers to fill the city with heroin. According to NatGeo, Boston is “one of the leading cities for heroin distribution.” I suppose we can take some consolation in the fact that the series didn’t actually get to Boston until the end of the fifth season, after “Meth Boom Montana,” “Miami Vices,” and “Dallas Dope Cowboys.”

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Rome 8 p.m., HBO Signature

I’m noting this episode because it was the series finale — and a solid series finale at that. One of the things “Rome” did beautifully was to wend the fictional adventures and tragedies of Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo into the historical tales of Cleopatra, Caesar, and Mark Antony. And so the story ends with the fictional resolutions, instead of forcing resolution onto history. The casting of this series was top-notch, particularly Kevin McKidd as Vorenus, Ray Stevenson as Pullo, and Lindsay Duncan as Servilia. I love it when HBO pulls an old series back into service; the “Sopranos” repeat run was also a great gift.

American Grilled 9 p.m., Travel

Soylent red, white, and blue.

Wahlburgers 10 p.m., A&E

Donnie gets homesick for his MAH and his McCAHthy.

Being There 8 p.m., TCM

Be there.

Matthew Gilbert can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @MatthewGilbert.
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