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Re: HBO's The Wire Rewatch on DirecTV
« on: June 13, 2011, 08:53:13 AM »
I'm getting really tempted to just rent the DVDs from netflix to finish this up.  It's been nice to be forced to spread it out.  The anticipation makes the show that much better, but I'm anxious to see the end.  I watched the first few seasons of Battlestar Galactica in about a month, and while I enjoyed it, it makes it all run together.  We'll see if I can hold out.


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Re: HBO's The Wire Rewatch on DirecTV
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2011, 09:14:51 AM »
I like The Wire a lot. Didn't really care much for the first season but the second season just slayed me. You knew what would happen in the end but it was so well done that I was completely broken up. And then the end of season three? I'm sorry to say this but....

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So I haven't seen anything after season three.
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Re: HBO's The Wire Rewatch on DirecTV
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2011, 09:48:53 AM »
I've heard a lot of people say that Season 4 is their favorite.  I really like it, but I can't say that I like one season more than another.


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Re: HBO's The Wire Rewatch on DirecTV
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2011, 10:07:30 AM »
I really do need to watch the rest of it. It's just the one-two punch of seasons two and three knocked me so hard that I felt like I had to take a breather. Maybe now I can handle it again.
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Re: HBO's The Wire Rewatch on DirecTV
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2011, 11:26:19 AM »
I'm not catching this on DirecTV, but I have been watching it on Netflix.  I got so hooked that I upgraded my membership from one at a time to two at a time so I wouldn't have to wait so long.

I just finished season 4.  I didn't much like it. 

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You do get a feel for much more authenticity in this show than other cop shows.  For one, it's none of this CSI crap of finding microfibers and blood particles and reflections of suspects in a man's eyes on a photo taken at the crime scene, then chasing down every possible lead to make double super extra certain that you got the right guy.  It seems more true to what I've heard, that the cops get these homicides and just groan and want to get them solved in any way possible as fast as possible.


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Re: HBO's The Wire Rewatch on DirecTV
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2011, 03:38:18 PM »
HBO is up to Season 4 and I am SOOOOO tempted to sneak a peak under that spoiler button, by I wont.

I have a feeling that there are about to be a lot of killing coming up soon.


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Re: HBO's The Wire Rewatch on DirecTV
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2011, 04:29:42 PM »
Seasons 2 and 3 are probably my favorites, however I kind of like it as one whole big series.  Lester Freamon is made of 100% pure awesome.


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Re: HBO's The Wire Rewatch on DirecTV
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2011, 08:01:47 PM »
I'm having trouble figuring out what the ranks in the Baltimore PD stand for.  I guess Sergeant > Lieutenant > Major > Colonel?  Majors seem to be like Captains, overseeing an entire precinct.  What does a Colonel oversee?


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Re: HBO's The Wire Rewatch on DirecTV
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2011, 09:03:06 AM »
I really do need to watch the rest of it. It's just the one-two punch of seasons two and three knocked me so hard that I felt like I had to take a breather. Maybe now I can handle it again.
Seasons 4 and 5 are even bigger downers.  Some of the school stories were cool, particularly the one with WeeBay's son and Bunny Colvin.  I hate the story arc for Thomas Carcetti.  I've come to hate him more than anyone in the Barksdale organization.

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Re: HBO's The Wire Rewatch on DirecTV
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2011, 10:27:43 AM »
I hate the story arc for Thomas Carcetti.  I've come to hate him more than anyone in the Barksdale organization.

Are you sure it's not because he's also Littlefinger?


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Re: HBO's The Wire Rewatch on DirecTV
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2011, 10:43:52 AM »
Thomas Carcetti seems like one of the good guys.   Things must really go crazy for him the rest of season 4 and in season 5.   

The next few weeks should be fun.


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Re: HBO's The Wire Rewatch on DirecTV
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2011, 01:14:19 PM »
Thomas Carcetti seems like one of the good guys.   Things must really go crazy for him the rest of season 4 and in season 5.   

The next few weeks should be fun.
That's the way it seems to the characters in the show too.  That's the strength of the writing, directing, and acting.  You get sucked into this world and forget that you're a passive viewer of a fictional land.


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Re: HBO's The Wire Rewatch on DirecTV
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2011, 01:56:18 PM »
I have to say, I'm pretty pissed at Herc right now.


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Re: HBO's The Wire Rewatch on DirecTV
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2011, 02:01:52 PM »
I have to say, I'm pretty pissed at Herc right now.

He seems to be frakking up pretty big time.


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Re: HBO's The Wire Rewatch on DirecTV
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2011, 02:16:10 PM »
I like Herc.  He's such a lovable lunkhead.  I love the relationship between him and Carver.