The Wire - Worth watching? - HotUKDeals
We use cookie files to improve site functionality and personalisation. By continuing to use HotUKDeals, you accept our cookie and privacy policy.
Get the HotUKDeals app free at Google Play

Search Error

An error occurred when searching, please try again!

Login / Sign UpSubmit

The Wire - Worth watching?

£0.00 @
I heard The Wire is well worth a watch but i held off until they remastered it in HD, now HBO has i'm wondering whether it's worth carrying on.. I'm upto episode 4 but it's very slow, does it pick …
spritey Avatar
2y, 2m agoPosted 2 years, 2 months ago
I heard The Wire is well worth a watch but i held off until they remastered it in HD, now HBO has i'm wondering whether it's worth carrying on..

I'm upto episode 4 but it's very slow, does it pick up or is the entire show paced like this?
Tags:
spritey Avatar
2y, 2m agoPosted 2 years, 2 months ago
Options

All Comments

(34) Jump to unreadPost a comment
Comments/page:
#1
It's a brilliant show, stick with it.
#2
AmazingJeans
It's a brilliant show, stick with it.

Does the pace of the show pick up as it goes along?
#3
Watch the first Season and if you still think it's slow stop watching it, it's one of the best TV Shows ever.
#4
Personally, I don't think it's as good as Breaking Bad
#5
I only watched 5 shows but that was enough to know it was v good, one of the best moments I saw involved a nail guns lol stick with it, i intend to watch it i just need to have a week to devote to it
#6
watch Underbelly Oz drama when you get the chance absolutely brilliant
#7
I shall proceed then but if i make it through Season 1 and 2 and still feel the pace is to slow i'm putting bags of poo on your door steps and doing a knock and run.
1 Like #8
If you havn't seen true detective probably the best tv series this year
#9
Yeah, I found it a bit slow as well and stopped watching. I'll probably come back to it eventually.
#10
Breaking Bad was better but The Wire is right up there
#11
socrates28
Breaking Bad was better but The Wire is right up there

Sounds as painful as it looks.

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NTAwWDUwMA==/$T2eC16dHJHoE9n3KgIktBQSHmnWnuQ~~60_35.JPG
1 Like #12
Think I prefer the wire myself..but I have to say its a real dialogue based drama where its all about what they say and less about action so it really requires a bit more concentration than many others.
Some things I can watch and phone fiddle while I do but the wire requires a bit more attention than that for me.
Absolutely superb in my book.
1 Like #13
After 7 episodes or so the pace picks up quite a lot, but if it's nothing like breaking bad......imo it's probably the finest television show along with the sopranos.....but it's not for everyone because the story is character driven and there's a lot of characters.....I loved every minute of it and have yet to find an equal for it ! No joy an stick with it !
#14
rude_boy
...phone fiddle while I do but the wire requires a bit more attention than that for me.
Absolutely superb in my book.

http://dailypicksandflicks.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/cell-phone-hidden-in-book-cheating-student-.jpg
#15
It's a great show, but I do prefer Breaking Bad, but do stick with it, you'll be glad you did by the end!
#16
fanpages
socrates28
Breaking Bad was better but The Wire is right up there

Sounds as painful as it looks.

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NTAwWDUwMA==/$T2eC16dHJHoE9n3KgIktBQSHmnWnuQ~~60_35.JPG

lol, is this going to the new trend at the beach next summer? :D
2 Likes #17
Best show ever made. Even better than other superb shows such as BB, Sopranos, Deadwood, Thrones, True Detective, Luck and Boardwalk. It's that good.

Edited By: fuzzydunlop on Dec 31, 2014 23:49: info
#18
zackariah
I only watched 5 shows but that was enough to know it was v good, one of the best moments I saw involved a nail guns lol stick with it, i intend to watch it i just need to have a week to devote to it

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/436/3249/1600/number%201.png
#19
and by the way....Omar is the man!!!
#20
rude_boy
and by the way....Omar is the man!!!
Brody is an OG
banned#21
Definitely not the best show ever made. Pretty good though but all of it up to now is very slow with very little happening. I had never seen it and doing a marathon of it at the moment. Reached Season 4. Nothing has picked up in pace yet does have some moments. Breaking Bad, Boardwalk, Sopranos, Thrones etc are in a different league though.

Edited By: jaystan on Jan 01, 2015 13:41
#22
this is one of the best shows ever , its amazing how something that you see and and dont take notice of in 1st season clicks is the other seasons.

PS I think this is better than OZ / Breaking Bad / The Shield etc

Edited By: taiko on Jan 01, 2015 15:22
#23
Brilliant film
banned#24
JohnM101
Brilliant film


oO
1 Like #25
Watched some or all of the first episode so many times now it's ridiculous.
banned#26
Well finished the marathon of it. Pretty disappointed to be honest all in all after the hype.
#27
just rewatching it again [remastered version HD] and i am on season 2 ep 12 and have to say i have watched this a few times and will do again in future but cannot say the same for other shows like game of thrones etc.
banned#28
taiko
just rewatching it again [remastered version HD] and i am on season 2 ep 12 and have to say i have watched this a few times and will do again in future but cannot say the same for other shows like game of thrones etc.


Did you watch it when it was first on ?
#29
I watched it when it was on BBC2 three nights a week and got into the rhythm of it by not falling behind. Its an excellent programme but i dont know if i could find the motivation to watch it all again
#30
jaystan
taiko
just rewatching it again [remastered version HD] and i am on season 2 ep 12 and have to say i have watched this a few times and will do again in future but cannot say the same for other shows like game of thrones etc.
Did you watch it when it was first on ?

yeah and the quality is blinding now compared to the old broadcast/dvd etc/
1 Like #31
I didn't start getting into it until about the 6th or 7th episode. A friend of mine had said it would probably take around this amount of time and that's the only reason I persevered with it. I found it painfully boring to begin with but once it all came together it was well worth it. Season 2 was kinda the same, very slow to start off with but great payoff in the end. Seasons 3 and 4 are by far the best imo with lots going on and the characters are all well established by then. Season 5 was good but certainly not one of the best.

All in all I would say it deserves it's status as one of the greatest tv shows ever.


Edited By: jcvanshazam on Jan 03, 2015 16:11: sp.
#32
its like someone said that if you prefer episodic stuff like csi or other cop shows you might not like this as its a slow burner but when it clicks it is bloody brilliant.
#33
You can watch it on Sky (I am watching it again for the 2/3 time)! Breaking Bad was too slow but still very good and felt tingly when Walt finally admitted he did it because he was good at it- not because he was doing it for his family.

The Wire though is just superb-nothing beats it.
#34
I love rewatches as you notice stuff you never see/remember before , I just noticed omar and his pal watching tv and they was watching OZ :)

Post a Comment

You don't need an account to leave a comment. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.

...OR log in with your social account

...OR comment using your social account

Looking for Twitter login?
Thanks for your comment! Keep it up!
We just need to have a quick look and it will be live soon.
The community is happy to hear your opinion! Keep contributing!