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    Posted: 28 August 2012 at 12:31am
So I feel the need to start a thread about this, as I mentioned it in another thread. 

In my normal progression of things, I'm a solid five years behind everyone else when it comes to finding out how awesome things are. Having been in a bit of a rut with finding good things on television, and with my girlfriend now transferred to another school thus bumming me out, I decided that it was finally time for me to watch The Wire. People had talked about how good it is for a long time, but I sort of shrugged it off. It just seemed like another crime drama. 

I was wrong. 

It's the best television show ever made, up until this point. 

Unless something changes drastically in season 5, I will stand firm behind that opinion. 
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I read David Simon's Homicide, which was great, and then tried to watch the Wire and never made it past episode two, the dialogue is just caricaturist. On the other hand, every single person ever says it's the greatest tv show ever, so maybe I'm just an obstinate jerk.
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If it's any consolation, it gets much better in the latter portion of the first season and into the second season, and hits full stride in the third. 

The beginning was a little cliche at moments, but I wouldn't go as far as calling it caracaturist. But I'm just me. 
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I've never watched it but it would have to be quite amazing to leave the impression The Sopranos left with me.

On a related note, watching The Sopranos as entire library rather than weekly taught me to wait and pick up seasons of shows rather than watching them real time. So much more engrossing if you can do it on your own time.
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Originally posted by stratoaxe stratoaxe wrote:

I've never watched it but it would have to be quite amazing to leave the impression The Sopranos left with me.

On a related note, watching The Sopranos as entire library rather than weekly taught me to wait and pick up seasons of shows rather than watching them real time. So much more engrossing if you can do it on your own time.
That's why I love netflix streaming.

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Wire>sopranos.

Such a great show. The only wicked out there part is "Hamsterdam". That's beyond outrageous.
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Watched the first season. enjoyed it. After that, I wound up moving to Bodymore Murdaland (though not because of the show) and realized that the only "fantasy" of the whole thing is that the series is less violent and generally presents a better picture of Baltimore than reality. Out of the 365 days I lived there, there was at least 1 murder on 364 of them.
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I'd say The Wire is my favorite series as well. While it is still far fetched, I'd say it's the most realistic Crime Drama that I've watched.
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Bump for brihard. 
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Last night at like 3 or 4 in the morning while really drunk my friend decided it was a good time to watch The Wire. Not sure how he thought that was a good idea for attention spans like that.
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I have yet to see the Wire. Breaking Bad is the only show I'm really watching at the moment.
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Originally posted by Shub Shub wrote:

I have yet to see the Wire. Breaking Bad is the only show I'm really watching at the moment.


Which is also one of the best written shows on television of course.
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Originally posted by agentwhale007 agentwhale007 wrote:

Bump for brihard. 

I friggin. Love. This show.

Into the latter half of Season 2 now. It continues to deliver.
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Never heard of it.  I must live a sheltered life.  <sigh>
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Season 2 seemed the slowest of all the seasons. Still the best series ever though.
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Since the forum does seem to contain a good many people with actual taste, I'll give it a try. For new shows, I'm getting really into Last Resort, it's decent for network TV.
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WHALE, Are you into any other HBO shows? Surely I would imagine you watch the Newsroom? Ever watched Game of Thrones? Game of Thrones is probably my favorite show of all time right now, but i'm biased because A Song of Ice and Fire is my favorite fiction series of all time. EXCELLENT show man!
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Whale stopped watching when they killed off his beard-twin. 


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Hahahahah. AWESOME! King Whale Baratheon, First of his name.
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