Jump to content




Photo
- - - - -

Perusing the internet I found a great show to watch


This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
27 replies to this topic

#1 stankowalski

stankowalski

    A Hard Walker

  • Joined: 25-November 08
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • posts: 4,064
  • Reputation: 267
HUDDLER

Posted 29 November 2013 - 06:49 PM

It's called 'The Wire'.  I'm about 10 episodes in and it's not half  bad.  You guys should check it out.



#2 Doyle

Doyle

    Headed to the county line

  • Joined: 18-December 08
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • posts: 6,324
  • Reputation: 2,026
HUDDLER

Posted 29 November 2013 - 07:11 PM

Never heard of it.



#3 cardiackat88.

cardiackat88.

    NFL GURU

  • Joined: 19-January 10
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • posts: 1,848
  • Reputation: 834
HUDDLER

Posted 29 November 2013 - 07:31 PM

I've got about ten episodes left, it is talked about A LOT on the huddle, which is leading me to sense sarcasm, but I could be wrong.

I started watching it when a debate over best show ever broke out, it and Breaking Bad.

#4 Jangler

Jangler

    oddly perched

  • Joined: 24-November 08
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • posts: 49,830
  • Reputation: 10,351
HUDDLER

Posted 29 November 2013 - 07:47 PM

Is it about toasters? We need a show about toasters.



#5 cardiackat88.

cardiackat88.

    NFL GURU

  • Joined: 19-January 10
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • posts: 1,848
  • Reputation: 834
HUDDLER

Posted 29 November 2013 - 08:55 PM

Stringer Bell is playing Nelson Mandela in the upcoming movie, by the way.

#6 stankowalski

stankowalski

    A Hard Walker

  • Joined: 25-November 08
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • posts: 4,064
  • Reputation: 267
HUDDLER

Posted 29 November 2013 - 10:23 PM

I've got about ten episodes left, it is talked about A LOT on the huddle, which is leading me to sense sarcasm, but I could be wrong.

I started watching it when a debate over best show ever broke out, it and Breaking Bad.

 

No debate to me.  Breaking Bad was better.  If I were to score it so far...I'd give BB a 9.5 and The Wire an 8.24.



#7 cardiackat88.

cardiackat88.

    NFL GURU

  • Joined: 19-January 10
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • posts: 1,848
  • Reputation: 834
HUDDLER

Posted 29 November 2013 - 10:34 PM

No debate to me. Breaking Bad was better. If I were to score it so far...I'd give BB a 9.5 and The Wire an 8.24.

It gets much better, and the seasons are very diverse. The plot continues but different aspects of the city are shown. Major characters remain, but new ones come too.

I do think your grade is spot on though.

#8 CarolinaNCSU

CarolinaNCSU

    Senior Member

  • Joined: 12-September 11
  • posts: 6,208
  • Reputation: 2,999
SUPPORTER

Posted 29 November 2013 - 10:39 PM

The Wire...I will forever be an absolute TV snob in regards to it and criticize anyone who hasn't watched it. 

 



#9 stankowalski

stankowalski

    A Hard Walker

  • Joined: 25-November 08
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • posts: 4,064
  • Reputation: 267
HUDDLER

Posted 30 November 2013 - 12:17 AM

It gets much better, and the seasons are very diverse. The plot continues but different aspects of the city are shown. Major characters remain, but new ones come too.

I do think your grade is spot on though.

 

I'm not doubting it can get better, but so far it's not the "be all, end all" of TV shows.  So far, in my TV viewing experience, The Sopranos, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, are better.  Not by much, but still better.  My opinion may change as the show goes on though, since I'm only about 10 episodes in.

 

What it is, is a very well written, well acted, well produced TV show...no doubt about that.



#10 cardiackat88.

cardiackat88.

    NFL GURU

  • Joined: 19-January 10
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • posts: 1,848
  • Reputation: 834
HUDDLER

Posted 30 November 2013 - 03:50 PM

I'm not doubting it can get better, but so far it's not the "be all, end all" of TV shows. So far, in my TV viewing experience, The Sopranos, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, are better. Not by much, but still better. My opinion may change as the show goes on though, since I'm only about 10 episodes in.

What it is, is a very well written, well acted, well produced TV show...no doubt about that.


It took me forever to figure out where I had seen him before, but the actor who played "Gale" from Breaking Bad is on season 5 of The Wire.

#11 stankowalski

stankowalski

    A Hard Walker

  • Joined: 25-November 08
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • posts: 4,064
  • Reputation: 267
HUDDLER

Posted 01 December 2013 - 11:16 AM

I'm 5 episodes into Season 2 and I gotta say, I'm not feeling it.  Season 1 was great.  So far season 2 is meh.



#12 cardiackat88.

cardiackat88.

    NFL GURU

  • Joined: 19-January 10
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • posts: 1,848
  • Reputation: 834
HUDDLER

Posted 01 December 2013 - 12:21 PM

I'm 5 episodes into Season 2 and I gotta say, I'm not feeling it. Season 1 was great. So far season 2 is meh.


2 was my least favorite, by far.

Five will blow you away.