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« Reply #30 on: April 03, 2009, 04:01:08 PM »
Agree, I started watching it on BBC this week.  Great stuff.  Incidentally I think the BBC scheduling is BBC2 @11:20pm Mon-Fri for the next 12 weeks.  Hooked already and have set recorder to "tape" entire series.
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« Reply #31 on: April 04, 2009, 08:54:30 PM »
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« Reply #32 on: April 04, 2009, 10:52:09 PM »
I hope I'm not pointing out that the Emperor has no clothes but I can't get anything from the Wire.

Don't get me wrong, I like US drama shows, I have watched and continue to watch quite a few, some lightweight and some tougher, NCIS, the Law & Order franchise, the CSI franchise, Cold Case, NYPD Blue, Homicide Life on the Street and The Shield.  However, I can't get enthusiastic about the Wire.  I don't think it is as good as Homicide or The Shield.

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« Reply #33 on: April 04, 2009, 11:21:59 PM »
I hope I'm not pointing out that the Emperor has no clothes but I can't get anything from the Wire.

Don't get me wrong, I like US drama shows, I have watched and continue to watch quite a few, some lightweight and some tougher, NCIS, the Law & Order franchise, the CSI franchise, Cold Case, NYPD Blue, Homicide Life on the Street and The Shield.  However, I can't get enthusiastic about the Wire.  I don't think it is as good as Homicide or The Shield.

Just an opinion.

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« Reply #34 on: April 05, 2009, 12:47:51 AM »
He just needs to appreciate the need sometimes to go for goal.

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« Reply #35 on: April 05, 2009, 12:53:34 AM »
Don't mind them at all Take your Points this show does not appeal to me either. I hated the Sopranos too. Its all down to a matter of opinion.

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« Reply #36 on: April 05, 2009, 12:18:45 PM »
Opinion based on
acting? plots? script? scenes? characters? realism?

Personally I wouldn't trade one Omar for the entire Soprano cast :)

A few opinions may differ on whether this is the most successfully ambitious tv drama series ever produced.










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« Reply #37 on: April 06, 2009, 02:49:21 PM »
I hope I'm not pointing out that the Emperor has no clothes but I can't get anything from the Wire.

Don't get me wrong, I like US drama shows, I have watched and continue to watch quite a few, some lightweight and some tougher, NCIS, the Law & Order franchise, the CSI franchise, Cold Case, NYPD Blue, Homicide Life on the Street and The Shield.  However, I can't get enthusiastic about the Wire.  I don't think it is as good as Homicide or The Shield.

Just an opinion.

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« Reply #38 on: April 06, 2009, 03:13:20 PM »
just sort of dipped in and out of the sopranos, so just thought it was ok.loved the episode in the snow (?) rite nuf
the wire however is probably the best tv drama ever.
takes a wile to grab you, but by midway through the first series you will be hooked.
by far the best cop show i've seen, gritty and realistic but with a dark humour too, great stuff
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« Reply #39 on: April 06, 2009, 03:29:37 PM »
just watched the first episode off it there last night - it didn't have me in that mood where you cant wait for the next episode in the way that the pilot of lost (thought look how that turned out)  :D, Prison Break or Heroes did although in saying that I'm not going to give a full opinion on it until Ive watched the complete series.
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« Reply #40 on: April 06, 2009, 03:51:54 PM »
The Wire is a slow enough burn.
Watching the first episode again the other day it struck me just how much they understated everything in that episode and stayed laid back.
There was no obvious pressure to pitch the series or manipulate your sense of curiosity.










 

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« Reply #41 on: April 17, 2009, 10:33:02 AM »
Just finished the lot. absolutely loved it. so diappointed there are no more. plenty of scope for more but i suppose they can be proud ofwhat they produced.

some of the best charachter writing you are ever likely to come across. This show was all about the charachters.

McNulty, bunk, kima, lestor, rawls, daniels, avon, stringer, marlowe, butch, omar, body, michael, D, Slim Charles, Prop Joe, clay (sheeeeeeeit), Spiros, bubbles, weebay, Jay homicide sergeant), even valcek.

have to say i hated the guy who played carcetti. couldn't act for shit. didn't like Bunny either.

Out of all those, my favourites were bubbles, bunk, omar, stringer and body (this game is rigged).

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« Reply #42 on: April 17, 2009, 10:46:39 AM »
Just finished the lot. absolutely loved it. so diappointed there are no more. plenty of scope for more but i suppose they can be proud ofwhat they produced.

some of the best charachter writing you are ever likely to come across. This show was all about the charachters.

McNulty, bunk, kima, lestor, rawls, daniels, avon, stringer, marlowe, butch, omar, body, michael, D, Slim Charles, Prop Joe, clay (sheeeeeeeit), Spiros, bubbles, weebay, Jay homicide sergeant), even valcek.

have to say i hated the guy who played carcetti. couldn't act for shit. didn't like Bunny either.

Out of all those, my favourites were bubbles, bunk, omar, stringer and body (this game is rigged).

thought the guy that played bubbles was great, had the junkie thing down to a tee.
bunk was great for comedy value and Omars character was superb.
Never liked Daniels, dunno if it was the character or the way the guy played him but couldnt stand the sight of him!
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« Reply #43 on: April 17, 2009, 10:48:01 AM »
Finished it last night, fck knows what I'm going to do in the evenings now, best show I've ever watched bar none.

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« Reply #44 on: April 17, 2009, 10:51:12 AM »
Also thought D'Angelo was very good, Wire 6 please.