TV The Wire

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Just getting through it now. It's good without being great, although maybe that's because I've over-hyped it.
I watched the first ep of Homicide: Life on the Street last night after seeing all the hype it gets from Wire fans, and that was my first impression too - good without being great (yet).
 

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I watched the first ep of Homicide: Life on the Street last night after seeing all the hype it gets from Wire fans, and that was my first impression too - good without being great (yet).
Its not as good as the wire overall imo but there are some great eps, in particlular 3 Men and Adena which is one of the all time great TV episodes, its early in season 1. Andre Braugher kills it as Frank Pembleton too.
 
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Probably more an indictment on yourself rather then the program.


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Did I say it was a criticism of the show? What a silly comment.

It's a show with no strong, over arching plot but rather, like The Sopranos takes its strength from its realism of lurching from one thread to the next. That can be hard to binge.
 

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I watched the first ep of Homicide: Life on the Street last night after seeing all the hype it gets from Wire fans, and that was my first impression too - good without being great (yet).
I think it might be normal to have a shaky start between The Wire and Homicide. I remember having a shaky start with Homicide in 2009, but by 2010 I was absolutely hooked and came to even prefer it in time. Each to their own though, and I'm not claiming it is the greater work, I just love it more deeply.

On that note, hard to believe The Wire almost finished a decade ago now. I'm still in my twenties, but that makes me feel so old.
 

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I've started watching the Sopranos straight after finishing the whole series of the Wire, and I must admit I've been a bit underwhelmed. I'd place The Wire/Breaking Bad as miles ahead of the Sopranos (I've watched 3 seasons).

Am I missing something here? It's good, but it's nowhere near what I thought it would be
 

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I've started watching the Sopranos straight after finishing the whole series of the Wire, and I must admit I've been a bit underwhelmed. I'd place The Wire/Breaking Bad as miles ahead of the Sopranos (I've watched 3 seasons).

Am I missing something here? It's good, but it's nowhere near what I thought it would be
The Sopranos is quality drama all the way through, although it does start to feel a wee bit repetitive towards the end of S2. Agree it is a rung below The Wire and Breaking Bad.
 

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I've started watching the Sopranos straight after finishing the whole series of the Wire, and I must admit I've been a bit underwhelmed. I'd place The Wire/Breaking Bad as miles ahead of the Sopranos (I've watched 3 seasons).

Am I missing something here? It's good, but it's nowhere near what I thought it would be
TBH after watching the wire everything will feel inferior. Greatest show ever.

Edit: and I do love the sopranos it is sensational
 
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Was listening to a basketball podcast today, however the episode was dedicated to the wire - in particular an interview with an author that has written a new behind the scenes book. It made for great listening and the writer has got another sale out of me.


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Thanks for the heads up on this. Got around to listening to it yesterday. Very interesting chat. The only drawback of it was that Zach wasn't exactly an uber-fan like Abrams (or me lol) so a few times they couldn't go as deep into it as I would have liked. Even still, I could listen to 10+ hours of that type of chat about The Wire. I'm definitely going to buy the book.

Also it might have inspired me to do a 7th watch through.
 

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