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The Shield or The Wire?

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by gweempose, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. tivoboyjr

    tivoboyjr Unregistered User

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    I thought Morgan Fairchild guest starring on Happy Days was the most perfect thing I've ever seen on TV, but The Wire was a better show.
     
  2. gweempose

    gweempose Active Member

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    The problem is that you are hardly the first person to say this. In fact, so many people have said how amazing the show is, that I worry it can't possibly live up to the expectations I have for it.
     
  3. fmowry

    fmowry Active Member

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    :rolleyes: <middle finger icon>

    My father's side of the family is from the 'Burgh and my mom was German. I was raised properly as a Steeler fan like every child of a Pittsburgh native well before the Colts loaded up the Mayflower vans and left their fans rooting for the Baltimore Stallions CFL team.

    And I'll be at the Thanksgiving game sporting my Hines Ward jersey with the other half of Ravens stadium wearing black and gold.

    38 years within 10 miles of Baltimore city is enough to have some knowledge on the subject.
     
  4. mr.unnatural

    mr.unnatural Active Member

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    Real classy and just about what I'd expect from a Steelers fan. Too bad the Squealers aren't going anywhere anytime soon. Sports critics are already saying they're done for the year. :p

    So, brainwashed from birth. That makes sense. Perhaps we ought to have an intervention on your behalf.

    Definitely a dark day for Colts fans (Baltimore, not the Indianapolis Irsays). The NFL comissioner screwed us on getting an expansion team when smaller markets ended up with them, like Jacksonville, even though we offered a better package. My son grew up as a 'Skins fan because they were the only game in town. I grew up with Johnny Unitas and the real World Champion Baltimore Colts.

    The Maryland Stadium Authority and Joe Flacco appreciate your support (somebody has to pay his salary, why not a Steelers fan). :up: I'll be sitting home watching my big screen TV and drinking microbrews that don't require a 2nd mortgage to afford. :D

    By that reckoning, 62 years in the Baltimore area gives me even more. :p Aside from not liking the Steelers due to being division rivals, I've always respected the franchise. In fact, during the years of the NFL drought in Baltimore, I probably rooted for the Steelers and the Redskins the most. The Terry Bradshaw era completely outshined the current wannabes. Now that was a football team. ;)

    But apparently he likes Baltimore enough to indicate he lives there. A real Steelers fan would never admit to that. :D
     
  5. Mr. Soze

    Mr. Soze On my best behaviour

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    Tough call, but for me it's The Shield. Not only for Vic but for Shane too.

    Speaking of scenes that gave me nightmares...

    Acevedo when the gang bangers held a gun to his head and recorded it on his phone. :shudder:
     
  6. Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    I sit possible to watch H:LOTS on line anywhere yet? I've looked in the past, but it's been a while.
     
  7. Fahtrim

    Fahtrim New Member

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    I don't know. It's been a while, but t o r r e n t should still work :)
     
  8. uncdrew

    uncdrew Annie 2.0

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    Agreed.

    The Wire is/was just so darn good.

    I look forward to watching it again. I doubt I'll watch The Shield again, though loved it the first time.
     
  9. scooterboy

    scooterboy Coney Island Small

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    I'm sure you could watch it while sitting. You might stand and cheer occasionally though.

    ;)
     
  10. markz

    markz Hilarity Ensues

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    I haven't seen The Wire. I loved The Shield, and even more, I loved H:LOTS! Great show!
     
  11. Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    a comedian eh? :D
     
  12. scooterboy

    scooterboy Coney Island Small

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    I sit that obvious?
     
  13. JasonD

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    The Wire is possibly the best tv show ever written. Many of the Actors are locals so its authentic. The real crime not one Emmy award? Why? Possibly because most of the actors were individuals of color. Not one Emmy! really?
     
  14. JohnB1000

    JohnB1000 Active Member

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    Man that's some bs.
     
  15. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    You got that right...what a load...
     
  16. Fahtrim

    Fahtrim New Member

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    You would mostly likely enjoy The Wire then. Highly recommend.
     
  17. gweempose

    gweempose Active Member

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    I finished the first season of 'The Shield' last night. Burned through all 13 episodes in about a week. Very entertaining show! I love the frenetic camera work, and Chiklis does a great job. Prior to this show, I was only familiar with him from The Fantastic Four movies. It's also interesting to see a much younger Walton Goggins. I've always liked his character on 'Justified'.
     
  18. bengalfreak

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    The Shield is a great, great, great show. However, The Wire is the best of all time.
     
  19. GoPackGo

    GoPackGo Active Member

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    This.
     
  20. Timbeau

    Timbeau Active Member

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    As said, The Shield is a great, great, great show, in my opinion The Wire is a much more sophisticated show. It had enough action to satisfy my man genes, it was intricate enough to keep me wondering but most of all it made me feel the utter hopelessness of living in that environment.
     

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