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The Wire

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banned7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
Anyone watch this?

Acecatcher and myself discussing it but havent a clue really what its about...things I've read are no help either

so is this a cop show? is it continual or diff people every season? write ups I have read kind of make out that every season is completely different story

I just thought it was about someone undercover or something
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banned7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
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#1
My ex got me into this and it is a really good series and focuses on both sides, crims and the police. Two great Brits in it too.

Set in Baltimore, this show centers around the city's inner-city drug scene. It starts as mid-level drug dealer, D'Angelo Barksdale beats a murder rap. After a conversation with a judge, Det. James McNulty has been assigned to lead a joint homicide and narcotics team, in order to bring down drug kingpin Avon Barksdale. Avon Barksdale, accompanied by his right-hand man Stringer Bell, enforcer Wee-Bey and many lieutenants (including his own nephew, D'Angelo Barksdale), has to deal with law enforcement, informants in his own camp, and competition with a local rival, Omar, who's been robbing Barksdale's dealers and reselling the drugs. The supervisor of the investigation, Lt. Cedric Daniels, has to deal with his own problems, such as a corrupt bureaucracy, some of his detectives beating suspects, hard-headed but determined Det. McNulty, and a blackmailing deputy. The show depicts the lives of every part of the drug "food chain", from junkies to dealers, and from cops to politicians


See this too, love Charlie Brooker http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=sZ2iGYwdEi8
banned#2
is it better than The Shield...cause I like that?

is every season the same people or a completely different show?
#3
Supposed to be a gritty and realistic police drama - think it's mainly narcotics.

Reports I hear of it are just fantastic.

Bit like Band of Brothers in that the DVD sales and fanbase just keep on slowly growing which is a great sign, I'll get the sets soon myself.
#4
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is it better than The Shield...cause I like that?


I thought The Shield was a bit unrealistic but instantly loved The Wire, plus the filming kind of gets you into the action....weird :thumbsup:
#5
ODB_69;4137550
is it better than The Shield...cause I like that?

is every season the same people or a completely different show?


same people but developing character threads and a continuous story
[mod]#6
Never seen it.........BUT.........if you ever want to know about CBeebies or Power Rangers then i'm your man. :-D
#7
Syzable
Never seen it.........BUT.........if you ever want to know about CBeebies or Power Rangers then i'm your man. :-D


For Mr Bean and Spongebob see Louloo-dont ask me about adult programs:oops:
#8
It is a great show, both me and the OH have watched all 5 series, and I think its the best written series we have ever watched.
Its basically a show about the police in Baltimore and the drug dealers. Most of the characters are in all 5 series, until they get killed off, but each series has a different theme. Different characters are added every season but the core stays the same.
It is quite difficult to explain without making it sound more complicated than it is. I would say though that you must watch it, I really can't recommend it enough.
banned#9
you see I borrowed off a mate and watched 1st episode lat night and it bored me silly tbh...but I was shattered and only half paying attention so could be that I spose

plus I was P'd off from RROD
#10
ODB_69
is it better than The Shield...cause I like that?

is every season the same people or a completely different show?


We've watched all of The Shield too, which is great, but The Wire is much, much better!
#11
Both the Shield and the Wire are really good.... The Wire had a couple of not so good seasons, and I personally prefer the Shield (especially the final season 7, what an ending!!), but I definitely recommend them both.

In a nutshell, the Wire is all about the police in Baltimore, and their war against drugs. They make use of wire taps (hence the name of the show!) to get information etc etc..

Make yourself watch the whole season, even if you hate it, as you will soon get into it. I hated Lost after a couple of episodes and nearly gave up on it, but glad I stuck it out cos it got better later in the season.
#12
It is worth a watch imo. Personally, I preferred The Shield, but The Wire is up there with it. Not as much "action" as The Shield, but you do get in to the story.
banned#13
think that might be the prob actually...fancy action at the mo...have to be in the mood for proper story...need my babylon 5 to turn up tbh
#14
Oooh, I'm thinking of watching this. Will have to wait for it to be 'delivered' first though... lol

Have got Bones and The West Wing 'delivered' and ready to go, but am still catching up on Smallville. lol

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