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Posted 03 September 2014 - 04:31 AM Edited by SimsDaniel916, 03 September 2014 - 04:32 AM.

UPDATE: Remastered episodes will be airing after the original September 4th date due to a delay.

 

[My bad on the double post, meant to edit original]


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Posted 04 September 2014 - 08:40 PM

UPDATE: Remastered episodes will be airing after the original September 4th date due to a delay.

 

[My bad on the double post, meant to edit original]

Doesn't that take away from the realism? i thought that was the whole point of not shooting the show in HD


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Posted 04 September 2014 - 09:18 PM Edited by SimsDaniel916, 04 September 2014 - 09:18 PM.

 

UPDATE: Remastered episodes will be airing after the original September 4th date due to a delay.

 

[My bad on the double post, meant to edit original]

Doesn't that take away from the realism? i thought that was the whole point of not shooting the show in HD

 

The creator did say that he liked the non-HD gritty feel but it has been highly requested for The Wire to return in HD.

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Posted 16 October 2014 - 02:58 PM

I don't know if this topic is spoiler-free but I'd like to share a few of my opinions. I've recently re-watched Season 2 and I've a bit touches on it...

 

Spoiler

 

 

 

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Posted 16 October 2014 - 04:26 PM

Season 2 was a surprising favourite for me. Especially on the second watching. I just think people didn't like the change of people/environment - It was too drastic. 

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Posted 16 October 2014 - 05:14 PM

Season 2 was a surprising favourite for me. Especially on the second watching. I just think people didn't like the change of people/environment - It was too drastic. 

 

It's my favorite too because it's the most human. I knew going in that it changed the cast every season. 

People probably also don't like it because it ends on such a downer... not just loved characters getting killed off but it literally leaves no hope at all. 

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 06:59 PM

Alright, being a total noob to the wire, I have been thinking. Since this TV show was considered the best TV show of all time (alongside six feet under) before Breaking Bad was introduced, I have been thinking wether to first watch The wire, Six Feet Under, or The Sopranos. I completed watching Breaking Bad (obviously the best show of all time IMO) completed watching Dexter, and few other shows, I am lost at what my next tv show 'target' to watch is.

 

 

If anyone can help, thanks!


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Posted 17 October 2014 - 08:22 PM

I wouldn't even include 6 Feet Under on the same list as the rest.

it's an excellent show but honestly doesn't hold a candle to most of what HBO was putting out at the time. you totally forgot about Oz and Deadwood, among others.

 

if you're picking new shows to watch in that category, your list should look more like this:
Deadwood > The Sopranos > The Wire > Oz > Breaking Bad > Game of Thrones > Boardwalk Empire > Rome > Dexter > Entourage > Weeds > Nurse Jackie

 

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 09:31 PM Edited by TheUnholy, 23 October 2014 - 10:55 AM.

I think these three scenes from The Wire are enough to show what a well-built character Jay Landsman is and that Delaney Williams is such a talented actor. Honestly, I'm really enjoying the scenes with Jaybird, just not that he's a funny guy but also I enjoy the acting.

 

 

The next two scenes may contain possible spoilers, I guess...

 

Spoiler

 

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 05:06 AM

My favorite show of all time.  

 

That's my contribution to this topic right now lol

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 03:40 PM Edited by feckyerlife, 22 October 2014 - 03:40 PM.

Alright, being a total noob to the wire, I have been thinking. Since this TV show was considered the best TV show of all time (alongside six feet under) before Breaking Bad was introduced, I have been thinking wether to first watch The wire, Six Feet Under, or The Sopranos. I completed watching Breaking Bad (obviously the best show of all time IMO) completed watching Dexter, and few other shows, I am lost at what my next tv show 'target' to watch is.

 

 

If anyone can help, thanks!

Wire or Soprano's imo they are on equal footing.

If you choose to watch The Wire. some people dont like it for its realism. I would watch "The Corner" first, its a mini series. i think 6 eps. Its made by the same people and basically filmed the same way. its kinda like a prequel, has a lot of the same actors, just none of the same characters

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 05:37 PM

I tried watching the first episode of this and I remember getting really bored halfway through. I'm almost done with my rewatch of The Sopranos and I might try this again next.


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Posted 23 October 2014 - 03:10 AM

it's seriously one of the best shows ever written.

 

I don't know why you couldn't get through the first episode, but you owe yourself another shot.

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Posted 23 October 2014 - 11:48 AM

I tried watching the first episode of this and I remember getting really bored halfway through. I'm almost done with my rewatch of The Sopranos and I might try this again next.

 

I understand it's difficult at the start because the show doesn't hold your hand. There's a lot of characters names you need to remember and they get straight in to it. However, invest in a few episodes and if you are a fan of The Sopranos (my first love) you'll progress on and really appreciate The Wire. The payoff is great if you take the time to hear it out and get in involved. 

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Posted 30 October 2014 - 01:03 AM

Every time someine mentions the wire all i can hear is " Body of an american" lol
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Posted 30 October 2014 - 11:31 PM

There's some good extras on the DVD box set
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Posted 03 November 2014 - 01:52 PM

There's some good extras on the DVD box set

 

Haven't seen them.. what's on there?


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Posted 03 November 2014 - 04:27 PM

 

There's some good extras on the DVD box set

 

Haven't seen them.. what's on there?

 

should have the omar prequel about him and his brother and i think a prequel on one of the cops.

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Posted 08 November 2014 - 05:18 PM

This part always cracks me up for good.

 


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Posted 26 December 2014 - 08:26 PM Edited by SimsDaniel916, 27 December 2014 - 07:03 AM.

The Wire is now available on HBO GO in full 1080p HD Widescreen. 

 

Just started episode one on my second watch though and it looks great! Can't wait to relive all the moments of this series in HD.

 

If you have never seen The Wire, now is an amazing opportunity to watch what many call the best series created.

 

Update: After watching several episodes in HD, I can definitely say that this already amazing series is way better in the new format. Loving it.

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Posted 27 December 2014 - 09:01 PM Edited by TheMckeever, 27 December 2014 - 09:20 PM.

3's the best and everyone knows it. The other's season have there moment's but not as much compared to 3. Introduces a lot of new characters all of which I love bar Carcetti but I suppose he's needed! Season 3s not all about Politics I'd say it would be more about Reform than anything!

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Posted 14 January 2015 - 01:28 AM Edited by Zello, 14 January 2015 - 07:41 PM.

I stumbled upon the wire one day back in 2010 when DirecTV picked up the rights to air it on their own channel The Audience Network. I was bored one night flipping through channels and ended up watching this show and got hooked. The writing on it was incredible there are just too many layers on this show they explored so much stuff The war on drugs, politics, school, the docks and they made it all fit together.

It takes a while to get into the show but when it builds up to major events it's worth it like Lester Freamon said "All the Pieces matter."

 

Also The Wire with a laugh track changes the entire show

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Posted 21 January 2015 - 09:45 PM

3's the best and everyone knows it. The other's season have there moment's but not as much compared to 3. Introduces a lot of new characters all of which I love bar Carcetti but I suppose he's needed! Season 3s not all about Politics I'd say it would be more about Reform than anything!

Although Season 2 is surprisingly my all-time favourite, I can certainly give you a credit for this overview on Season 3. Season 3 explains the most solid foretellings of an upcoming, full-blown reform which includes almost every aspect about the city, especially the criminal underworld. I always say that, actually Season 3's main concern was not the politics, it feels like it because the politics' biggest footstep into the series was introduced during the series. Season 3 included lots besides politics, to show recreation in the city, and this even included most of the characters in the series. Prop Joe and Stringer's hard tries to re-built the "game", Avon trying to struggle while being stuck to old ethics, a new criminal face like Marlo introduced, a good, new fashioned reformer like Carcetti who starts to come up brave enough to sneakly showing middlefinger to the system... About characters, most distinctive example is McNulty who goes onto be a beat cop after his most probably biggest passion Stringer has gone away. Yeah, actually bigger than McNulty, Bubs can be the best example for this, during this season, he struggles hard to give upon his smack addiction, tries to uncover his full potential of a man who can make a living while staying clean, and probably Johnny's overdosed death was that thing which put his motivation at the peak.

 

BTW, Freamon be like...

 

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 04:37 PM

I can't believe I never posted in this topic. Such an amazing show. Everyone's got a favorite season. Mine are 3-1-2-4-5. But I can't say that any one of them was bad. Each was simply different and trying to portray the city from every angle.This show aside from being the best written show (it's on par with Deadwood IMO), also has the most shocking scene of all time for me

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Not only did I not see that coming, but I was shaking when it happened. I was pissed even.

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Posted 26 January 2015 - 10:48 AM

Yeah, I loved season 1 especially the second viewing because you know all the characters and you're not trying to remember peoples names and you have a bit of background to the work politics. Season 2 is one of my favs too. I'm on my 3rd viewing except I've only seen Season 5 once. 


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Posted 26 January 2015 - 02:56 PM

Yeah, I loved season 1 especially the second viewing because you know all the characters and you're not trying to remember peoples names and you have a bit of background to the work politics. Season 2 is one of my favs too.

Definitely. It can be hard to follow when it's your first viewing and you don't know the how's and why's behind everything. But the second time around you already know what's going to happen so you can pay more attention to those details.

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Posted 04 April 2015 - 08:59 PM

Great video thanks for that link.

 

The Wire is definately the best and most intelligent / realistic series I've ever seen (and I've seen a lot!)

A must-watch for anyone who has not yet seen it (I've seen it twice up to now all the way through)

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Posted 07 December 2015 - 08:06 PM

Pawn shop the porn shop :lol:

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 01:06 PM

Aw man.. need to finish my 3rd viewing...

 

 





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