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post #91 of 110 Old 02-20-2015, 04:54 AM
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This show is epic. Snoop and Chris's role along with Marlo, Mcnulty, Bunk, Omar Little, and so many more. One of the greats that still leaves an impression on me.

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The vernacular I can understand where you coming from but inarticular style of speech I disagree, but then again its your unfamiliarity.

Anyway what a great show, just finished all 5 seasons and my favorite character was Major Stan Valchek. He was not a major character but he was deem funny. When watching I also thought about how viewers would have responded to all the homophobia statements if it was airing now.
Having characters say homophobic things isn't the same as the show being homophobic, which clearly it isn't, with two major well written, sympathetic gay characters, Omar and Kima. In fact, some people here would say this is yet another instance of Hollywood trying to cram the gay agenda down our throats ;-)
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The 20-disc box set featuring all 60 episodes of the hit series in a stunningly re-mastered 16x9 full-screen HD format is showcased with newly redesigned box art. The Wire: The Complete Series on Blu-ray with Digital HD ($199.99) is loaded with an exciting slate of bonus materials, including four behind-the-scenes documentaries, three prequels that explore life before The Wire, and an all-new cast and crew Q&A from the Paley Center for Media's The Wire reunion event. The Wire: The Complete Series on Blu-ray with Digital HD will be in stores June 2, 2015 - just in time for Father's Day and summer binge watching - and is a must-have for all TV connoisseurs!
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Pre-order is up now on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Wire-Complete-...e+wire+blu+ray
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I really need to get in on this. At least binge watch 5 episodes.. Well, maybe Friday night
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I really need to get in on this. At least binge watch 5 episodes.. Well, maybe Friday night
I watched the marathon in December and loved every minute of it. The Wire is a show that should not be missed.
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I finally watched it!! I watched the first three episodes of season one.
The character involvement and the crimes are kind of slow paced. It's not like Southland where shootings happen every other patrol.

There are some famous people working in The Wire though. Great actors!
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I finally watched it!! I watched the first three episodes of season one.
The character involvement and the crimes are kind of slow paced. It's not like Southland where shootings happen every other patrol.
Its methodical pacing is one of the many reasons why The Wire is a masterpiece. Keep with it and you'll be greatly rewarded.
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I couldn't get past the mid-point of season two. I just found the whole thing a chore. Not poorly done by any means, but nothing engaged me. Not the characters or the situations. To each his own.

I just finished binge-watching The Shield, which is my mind is the greatest cop show ever to grace television.

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Another feature I noticed on my second/third viewing is that except for the big plot scenes the scenes shift very quickly. This quick pace among all of the various group scenes is one of the finest attributes of this truly great series.
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Another feature I noticed on my second/third viewing is that except for the big plot scenes the scenes shift very quickly. This quick pace among all of the various group scenes is one of the finest attributes of this truly great series.
Yeah, my all time favorite TV series (in no particular order) are The Wire, Breaking Bad, and Deadwood. There are other outstanding series, of course, but none that had as big an impact on me as my Top Three.
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The Wire is my all time favorite because it's so real. There's so many kids and young men that are caught in that life. Simon was a police reporter and recreated what he was involved with. It doesn't get any better than this story telling.

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exactly the director and writers didnt dramatize shootings and killings. By not doing that it made it seem so cold and real. The police looking over the bodies and joking around may have looked insenstive but thats reality.
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Its methodical pacing is one of the many reasons why The Wire is a masterpiece. Keep with it and you'll be greatly rewarded.
Good point. I cannot really base a program after 3 episodes. I should at least get through the first season..
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My fave characters: McNulty, Omar, Bunk. Who are yours?
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"The brother Mouzone" was an interesting role. Scenes like Snoop buying the Hilti gun at the hardware store was memorable. Marlo was ruthless, stringer bell. So many great characters to list.

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This show has way too many strong characters for me to single out particular favorites. However, of the less appreciated characters, I am quite partial towards Nick Sobotka, played by Pablo Schreiber. It's an extremely convincing portrayal of someone who is begrudgingly caught up in a culture of organized crime and a decaying blue-collar workforce.

Gus Haynes is another highlight.
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Nick Sobotka. Truly a tragic hero.

And because it's the wire, we did not even see it on screen.
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I watched it on DVD a few years ago. Now that it's been redone, I started watching it again. I'm halfway through season 3. To see the transformation by Stringer Bell along with the lack of transformation by Avon and Marlo's coming usurpation is spectacular.

A great show, but I still would rank Deadwood ahead of it just because of Ian McShane.

As an aside, I am always amazed by the number of British actors who can play Americans with perfect accents. Then when you hear them speaking in their natural voice, you wonder if it's an affectation.

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