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The Wire-Is it any good?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 18,069 ✭✭✭✭fryup


    why was it pulled?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,820 ✭✭✭smelly sock


    fryup wrote: »
    why was it pulled?

    It was just time.

    Ive been hoping in vein for a season 6 but that wont happen. Probably for the best.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,835 ✭✭✭Falthyron


    It was just time.

    Ive been hoping in vein for a season 6 but that wont happen. Probably for the best.

    I'm pretty sure David Simon said he would only do a 6th season if drugs were decriminalized, otherwise there is nowhere else for the story to go.

    As Carver says in the very first episode, it makes no sense calling the War on Drugs a war because wars end.


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,078 ✭✭✭✭El_Duderino 09


    Seve OB wrote: »
    You have to watch it with subtitles on:D

    I've heard a few people say they couldn't understand what they're saying. It takes a bit to tune your ear to the lingo. But the dialogue is really great.


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,078 ✭✭✭✭El_Duderino 09


    It was just time.

    Ive been hoping in vein for a season 6 but that wont happen. Probably for the best.

    No! Never! Leave it alone. It's great the way it is. And he way it ends and the whole story is almost irrelevant to the grand scheme of things. Life just carries on. Perfect way to end it.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,323 ✭✭✭✭Collie D


    I've heard a few people say they couldn't understand what they're saying. It takes a bit to tune your ear to the lingo. But the dialogue is really great.

    Even when a whole scene is pretty much one word being repeated over and over again as per the clip a few posts back :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,078 ✭✭✭✭El_Duderino 09


    Collie D wrote: »
    Even when a whole scene is pretty much one word being repeated over and over again as per the clip a few posts back :)

    Great scene


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,171 ✭✭✭✭MadYaker


    One of the best



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,323 ✭✭✭✭Collie D


    MadYaker wrote: »
    One of the best


    A great character that you really wanted to see conquer his demons and make it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,023 ✭✭✭✭Joe_ Public


    Collie D wrote: »
    A great character that you really wanted to see conquer his demons and make it.

    Bubbles made it 1000%. With Steve Earle as his mentor, how could he not ☺


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  • Registered Users Posts: 26,315 ✭✭✭✭noodler


    Much preferred it to Sopranos as well tbh.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,390 ✭✭✭Bowlardo


    Personally thought it was massively over rated.

    Season 4 is the best one and could be watched as a stand alone.

    Ah **** off


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,031 ✭✭✭Slippin Jimmy




    Bubbles was an excellent character as was Omar. The show was well written, produced and the cast was top notch. I've watched this show numerous times and I would never rewatch a TV series.


  • Registered Users Posts: 899 ✭✭✭geecee


    it took me 4-5 goes to get past the first scene, but after that I binged the whole thing over a 2 weeks. As others wrote above it takes a while to get into the lingo, but once you have that mastered its a hell of a ride!


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,355 ✭✭✭punchdrunk


    greatest series I've ever watched.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,390 ✭✭✭Bowlardo


    It’s 17th on the IMDB!!!!’
    There is no question it is in the top five series off all time.
    If anything it is underrated.
    Breaking bad, sopranos, the wire and games of thrones are all In the top 5 .
    The only question after that is people’s own preference of it

    This really was a golden age for tv .
    Some great series out these days but nothing has reached the height of these
    Big little lies and true detective first seasons were great the follow ups not so much


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,345 ✭✭✭.red.


    The only character I ever struggled to understand was Snoop.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,089 ✭✭✭Lavinia


    I watched it many years ago, took a while to get used to characters but once you do it consumes you in.
    Id give it 8 out of 10.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,811 ✭✭✭joe40


    geecee wrote: »
    it took me 4-5 goes to get past the first scene, but after that I binged the whole thing over a 2 weeks. As others wrote above it takes a while to get into the lingo, but once you have that mastered its a hell of a ride!

    Fantastic show, I watched it years ago. I would recommend watching with subtitles though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,031 ✭✭✭Slippin Jimmy


    .red. wrote: »
    The only character I ever struggled to understand was Snoop.

    The only character that I truly disliked.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,877 ✭✭✭✭Seve OB


    Bowlardo wrote: »
    It’s 17th on the IMDB!!!!’
    There is no question it is in the top five series off all time.
    If anything it is underrated.
    Breaking bad, sopranos, the wire and games of thrones are all In the top 5 .
    The only question after that is people’s own preference of it

    This really was a golden age for tv .
    Some great series out these days but nothing has reached the height of these
    Big little lies and true detective first seasons were great the follow ups not so much
    I started with game of thrones. I’m sure it’s good, but I just couldn’t get past the stupid fantasy sh1t. It nearly seemed like scyfy type stuff and for that reason I don’t think it could be even considered a top 5 show.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,939 ✭✭✭trashcan


    The only character that I truly disliked.

    Cheese. Almost cheered out loud at his fate.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭jack presley


    trashcan wrote: »
    Cheese. Almost cheered out loud at his fate.

    His.......?????


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,023 ✭✭✭✭Joe_ Public


    Chris was the one character i actively dreamed of inflicting a horribly unspeakable death. Fck, i hated that guy. Snoop at least took her end like a 'man'.

    Just could never warm to either Daniels or Pearlman either. Bit too careerist or something.


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,078 ✭✭✭✭El_Duderino 09


    His.......?????

    Cheese. Prop Joe's nephew. Good character, a complete sh1t.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,775 ✭✭✭kksaints


    Watched all of the season a few years ago and Seasons 1,3,4 and some of the best TV I've watched. Season 2 is a good bit slower and is considerably different from the others. I used to not like it but I rewatched episodes of it last year and enjoyed it a good bit more 2nd time round. It really gives a good feel for the dockyards and the industrial decline that set in parts of the states since the 70s. Its expertly shot aswell.

    The 5th season though I didn't like when I watched it first and didn't like it even after a rewatch. Newspaper storyline doesn't go anywhere and I didn't like the characters. The homeless serial killer storyline is ludicrous and way over the top. The ending is good and gives good closure but the rest of the season I didn't like.


  • Users Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 621 ✭✭✭Slim Charles


    The only character that I truly disliked.

    Same as. Would have preferred her to have got done in by a member of the Barksdale clan.


  • Users Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 621 ✭✭✭Slim Charles


    His.......?????

    I think he read your post as Cheers, rather than cheese!


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,939 ✭✭✭trashcan


    His.......?????

    His fate, i.e, what happened to him in the end. I could give more detail, but I don't want to spoil it if anyone hasn't seen it.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭jack presley


    trashcan wrote: »
    His fate, i.e, what happened to him in the end. I could give more detail, but I don't want to spoil it if anyone hasn't seen it.

    We're talking about Snoop here aren't we? Snoop's female.


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