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The Wire (tv drama)
« on: October 18, 2008, 12:35:06 AM »
I downloaded the first series of The Wire.
I watched the first part of thirteen.
It looks interesting, is it worth getting hooked on it?  (I don't mean the smack)

I have just finished watching 13 parts of "Damages" and was left totally underwhelmed with the way the thing panned out in the end.

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Re: The Wire (tv drama)
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2008, 12:40:52 AM »
I downloaded the first series of The Wire.
I watched the first part of thirteen.
It looks interesting, is it worth getting hooked on it?  (I don't mean the smack)

I have just finished watching 13 parts of "Damages" and was left totally underwhelmed with the way the thing panned out in the end.

Watched the last episode of the last series the other week on TG4. It's the only series I've made a point of watching every episode from the start and well worth it. Seasons 2 and 3 dip a little in pace mid way but 4 and 5 are superb. Well worth sticking with.
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« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2008, 08:25:17 AM »
I downloaded the first series of The Wire.
I watched the first part of thirteen.
It looks interesting, is it worth getting hooked on it?  (I don't mean the smack)

I have just finished watching 13 parts of "Damages" and was left totally underwhelmed with the way the thing panned out in the end.

Watched the last episode of the last series the other week on TG4. It's the only series I've made a point of watching every episode from the start and well worth it. Seasons 2 and 3 dip a little in pace mid way but 4 and 5 are superb. Well worth sticking with.

Totally agree... I have all the series on dvd and it's one of the best tv shows I've seen. The characters are superb (mcnulty, bunk, stringer, marlo, omar, bubbles... the list goes on..) and the complex plotlines really repay the concentration you'll find yourself willingly giving.

Scary portrayal of the drugs trade and its participants if even half of it was true to life...

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« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2008, 11:34:42 AM »
I did 3 in a row last night and it's playing along nicely.
It leaves all other such tv dramas in the shade.

It's the best drama I have seen on crime since Donnie Brasco.

It's nice to know there are another 4 or 5 series  just as good.





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Re: The Wire (tv drama)
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2008, 02:05:05 PM »
For me, the Wire is streets ahead of any other show, including The Sopranos.
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« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2008, 02:20:56 PM »
For me, the Wire is streets ahead of any other show, including The Sopranos.
For me the Sopranos is streets ahead of any other show,including the Wire
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« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2008, 05:28:16 PM »
For me, the Wire is streets ahead of any other show, including The Sopranos.
For me the Sopranos is streets ahead of any other show,including the Wire

For me, the Wire is streets ahead of any other show, inlcuding The Sopranos.
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« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2008, 05:54:07 PM »
For me, the Wire is streets ahead of any other show, including The Sopranos.
For me the Sopranos is streets ahead of any other show,including the Wire

While excellent, neither is a patch on Deadwood, for me.

There is huge hype in the states over Mad Men, a drama based on advertising and set in the 60s and all of the changes of the era that came out last year. It is very common to hear it rated as the best series ever, and it cleaned up at the  Emmys and Golden Globes this year. Haven't had a chance to watch it yet myself. Anyone showing it in Ireland or Britain yet?

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« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2008, 06:05:00 PM »
I've seen Mad Men, it was on the bbc earlier this year, it's good, but not great.

I've not seen The Wire, but for me the best US drama I've seen is The Shield

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« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2009, 11:25:13 AM »
The BBC are showing the entire show, 60 episodes, over a week starting on March 30th.
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« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2009, 12:11:19 PM »
Best TV show ever fact!!!!


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Re: The Wire (tv drama)
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2009, 12:21:07 PM »
The BBC are showing the entire show, 60 episodes, over a week starting on March 30th.

Really? What time is it on?

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« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2009, 12:53:22 PM »
The BBC are showing the entire show, 60 episodes, over a week starting on March 30th.

Really? What time is it on?

Not sure what BBC station Lecale but i will say it will be on most of the day for a week if they are going to show 60 episodes in a week
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« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2009, 01:20:50 PM »
The Wire is absolutely brilliant TV. It's a slow burner, and is rather confusing at the start due to the sheer number of characters introduced. Once you get past the first 5-6 episodes though it's riveting. Series 3 and 4 in particular provide some of the most immersive TV I've ever seen. The supporting characters are absolutely brilliant; Omar, Bubbles, Bunk, Gus, Freamon, Snoop, Chris, Bunny - each get time to develop a personality.


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Re: The Wire (tv drama)
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2009, 01:25:07 PM »
The BBC are showing the entire show, 60 episodes, over a week starting on March 30th.

Really? What time is it on?

Not sure what BBC station Lecale but i will say it will be on most of the day for a week if they are going to show 60 episodes in a week

I'd better book the week off.