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Old 02-16-2014, 08:16 AM   #91
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Any thoughts on a potential correlation between preference for "The Shield" or "The Wire" with geographic location of the viewer? The cities in which the shows take place are, from what I gather, important characters in their own right.
Great question! I think it plays into it in SOME degree, but not enough to sway a preference for one over the other. I grew up in MA (but in the Burbs) but I will say I can see relating more to a typical East Coast city vs Cali due to that. To a lesser degree but similar, Sons of Anarchy



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I think, and this might be a good warning for those intending to watch The Wire, the hyperbole I read about The Wire prior to watching might have hurt my impression. I really enjoyed it but not as much as I expected to enjoy it.
What's funny, I heard all the "Wire is the best show EVER" a LOT before watching it, and it still topped it. I then told my Wife I thought it was the best show ever and really built it up. Then we watched it together and she said the same thing!

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Old 02-16-2014, 09:19 AM   #92
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Just finished season 3 of The Wire. Great show!
The fourth season of The Wire is the greatest tv show season in the history of tv.

The Wire is the only tv show I've watched where the characters act and behave like real people. The situations are real. While I love them, I had to buy into the universes of The Shield, Breaking Bad, The Sopranos in order to believe them. They're great works of fiction but they seem like fiction. The Wire feels like real life.

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Old 01-24-2015, 02:11 PM   #93
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Well, I finally started watching The Wire. The reason it took me so long is because I was just about to dive into the show when HBO announced that it was remastering all the episodes in HD widescreen. I'm glad I waited. The picture quality is absolutely fantastic. I'm almost done with the first season, and I'm completely hooked. It's such a well done show.

The writing and acting are both superb. It's fun to see actors I know from other shows, especially the Walking Dead guys. I'm used to Seth Gilliam as the meek preacher Gabriel, and Larry Gilliard, Jr. as Bob. Their characters are both so different on The Wire. I've been a huge Lance Reddick fan ever since Fringe. He's an awesome actor. Idris Elba is impressive as well. Prior to this, the only thing I recall seeing him in was Pacific Rim. His portrayal of Stringer really makes me want to check out Luther. I do find that Dominic West struggles a bit with his American accent at times, but overall he does a fine job.

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You will convert to saying, it's nice seeing those actors "FROM THE WIRE" on those other shows........

Welcome to the club, you will be assimilated.

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You will convert to saying, it's nice seeing those actors "FROM THE WIRE" on those other shows........

Welcome to the club, you will be assimilated.
Whoever was in charge of casting for the show sure knew talent. I'm now a couple episodes into the second season, and already some more familiar faces have appeared ... Amy Ryan and Chris Bauer. I'm really impressed by Bauer so far. I only really knew him from Tru Blood, and he was such a buffoon on that show. It took me a few minutes to realize it was even the same actor.

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Old 01-26-2015, 03:11 PM   #96
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Whoever was in charge of casting for the show sure knew talent. I'm now a couple episodes into the second season, and already some more familiar faces have appeared ... Amy Ryan and Chris Bauer. I'm really impressed by Bauer so far. I only really knew him from Tru Blood, and he was such a buffoon on that show. It took me a few minutes to realize it was even the same actor.
Most people don't seem to like the second season. I started watching The Wire during the second season. I thought it was great. It got me hooked to go back watch the first season.

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Looks like The Shield is not in HD. that is a bummer. viewing it on Amazon Prime was not very satisfying..

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Most people don't seem to like the second season. I started watching The Wire during the second season. I thought it was great. It got me hooked to go back watch the first season.
That's exactly how I came to it as well. As a result, I like the 2nd season much more than most seem to.

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