The Wire - Greatest TV show of the decade

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PostRe: The Wire - Greatest TV show of the decade
by chalkitdown » Sun Jul 12, 2015 5:12 am

It was Doninic West's decision, he wanted time off to make movies.

We just finished episode 508 tonight. Only 2 more to go. :( Omar. :cry:

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PostRe: The Wire - Greatest TV show of the decade
by Memento Mori » Sun Jul 12, 2015 12:11 pm

chalkitdown wrote:It was Doninic West's decision, he wanted time off to make movies.

I thought it was because he didn't like spending so much time away from his family.

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by Saint of Killers » Sun Jul 12, 2015 7:15 pm

That fifth season opening :lol:

| (•_•)| S: This is the best date I've been on since my last date. PB: This is not a date.
S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
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PostRe: The Wire - Greatest TV show of the decade
by Saint of Killers » Sun Jul 12, 2015 7:18 pm

chalkitdown wrote:It was Doninic West's decision, he wanted time off to make movies.

We just finished episode 508 tonight. Only 2 more to go. :( Omar. :cry:


All in the game, yo.

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| (•_•)| S: This is the best date I've been on since my last date. PB: This is not a date.
S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
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PostRe: The Wire - Greatest TV show of the decade
by Ad7 » Sun Jul 12, 2015 7:41 pm

Once you in it, you in it.

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by Saint of Killers » Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:22 pm


| (•_•)| S: This is the best date I've been on since my last date. PB: This is not a date.
S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
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PostRe: The Wire - Greatest TV show of the decade
by Saint of Killers » Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:29 pm





:(

That smooth af baritone, though. :wub:

http://variety.com/2018/film/news/reg-c ... 202694366/

| (•_•)| S: This is the best date I've been on since my last date. PB: This is not a date.
S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
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PostRe: The Wire - Greatest TV show of the decade
by smurphy » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:05 pm

Dang. :( He was great in Oz, too.

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PostRe: The Wire - Greatest TV show of the decade
by Tineash » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:50 pm

smurphy wrote:Dang. :( He was great in Oz, too.


DON'T strawberry float

WITH QUERNS


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PostRe: The Wire - Greatest TV show of the decade
by karl_fletcher » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:23 pm

http://www.vulture.com/2018/02/the-wire ... scene.html

Definitely going to pick this book up.

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by Saint of Killers » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:43 pm

karl_fletcher wrote:http://www.vulture.com/2018/02/the-wire-oral-history-fuck-scene.html

Definitely going to pick this book up.


Oh cool. Will definitely pick it up when it hits paperback form.

| (•_•)| S: This is the best date I've been on since my last date. PB: This is not a date.
S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
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PostRe: The Wire - Greatest TV show of the decade
by Ad7 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:04 am

All the pages matter.

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PostRe: The Wire - Greatest TV show of the decade
by Saint of Killers » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:28 pm

The Wire, 10 years on: ‘We tore the cover off a city and showed the American dream was dead’

David Simon’s ‘anti-cop show’ struggled to find an audience before being lauded as a classic and making stars of Idris Elba, Michael B Jordan and others. Here, some of its writers and stars look back at a series that changed TV for ever

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radi ... m-was-dead

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S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
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PostRe: The Wire - Greatest TV show of the decade
by Buffalo » Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:16 am

Brilliant read.
Is ‘All the Pieces Matter’ out yet? Anyone read it?

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PostRe: The Wire - Greatest TV show of the decade
by Cuttooth » Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:21 pm

It really takes a second or third viewing of season five to catch just how many dumb tiny cameos there are.

The strawberry floating florist for crying out loud!

It really is striking how the show went from something as good as season four to something as lacklustre amd shallow as season five.

This third (?) viewing of the whole thing has given me a greater appreciation of the first season, strangely. I do wonder whether the shine will eventually wear off The Wire as time goes on, whether it'll hold up both as the exemplary standard of high quality television, or whether it simply becomes a go-to relic to remember the 2000s.

Because of the sheer volume of top, hyped TV shows from the past few years it feels like there's no longer enough time to watch whole series more than once, and watching the finale montage made me ponder whether I'll actually ever watch The Wire again.

4>1>2>3>5

EDIT - Oh yeah, Steve Earle's version of Way Down In The Hole is so bad I must have originally blocked it from my memory. :(

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PostRe: The Wire - Greatest TV show of the decade
by Ad7 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:35 pm

This is all available on sky hd again :toot:

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PostRe: The Wire - Greatest TV show of the decade
by Rocsteady » Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:45 pm

Cuttooth wrote:It really takes a second or third viewing of season five to catch just how many dumb tiny cameos there are.

The strawberry floating florist for crying out loud!

It really is striking how the show went from something as good as season four to something as lacklustre amd shallow as season five.

This third (?) viewing of the whole thing has given me a greater appreciation of the first season, strangely. I do wonder whether the shine will eventually wear off The Wire as time goes on, whether it'll hold up both as the exemplary standard of high quality television, or whether it simply becomes a go-to relic to remember the 2000s.

Because of the sheer volume of top, hyped TV shows from the past few years it feels like there's no longer enough time to watch whole series more than once, and watching the finale montage made me ponder whether I'll actually ever watch The Wire again.

4>1>2>3>5

EDIT - Oh yeah, Steve Earle's version of Way Down In The Hole is so bad I must have originally blocked it from my memory. :(

Having watched it all again recently for I think the fourth time, I would agree with all of this. Think 3>2 though. 5 really is comparatively weak, particularly Mcnulty's storyline.

Do people actually watch the 10 minute credit intro? strawberry float that.

Still outstanding television that stands up today as leagues ahead of anything else I've ever watched.

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PostRe: The Wire - Greatest TV show of the decade
by sawyerpip » Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:08 pm

Season 2 doesn't get enough love, I think it might be my favourite. Although it's all one story 1 and 3 are more connected than the others, and I think 2 gets a bad rep because on your initial watch you want to know what's going on with the drug dealers rather than spending time with the dockworkers.

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PostRe: The Wire - Greatest TV show of the decade
by Grumpy David » Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:31 pm

Its clearly 4th and 3rd season as joint best seasons. Then 1, then 2 and 5th season easily in 5th place.

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PostRe: The Wire - Greatest TV show of the decade
by Jenuall » Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:07 am

5 is categorically the worst season. 4 and 3 are fantastic, 2 and 1 are merely great.

I don't think it's "greatest show of all time" material like many have maintained it to be, but it's certainly a cut above most other shows of it's ilk.

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