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Re: TV Shows

Postby PensFanInDC on Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:21 pm

The entire first season.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby Idoit40fans on Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:23 pm

Does it take that long to get going? The breaking bad comparisons are very accurate.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby PensFanInDC on Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:28 pm

I watched season 1 in 3 days. I'd say give it the whole season. Its a slow burn in some ways.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby MWB on Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:39 pm

I would say if you're not hooked halfway through season one, it's probably not for you.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby Spangler on Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:46 pm

I felt the same way as Idoit40fans. The second episode was better, but it didn't make me excited for the next episode.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:22 am

Yeah, I would give The Wire about 3-4 episodes to get going. At that point, if you aren't feeling it, then it's not for you.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby DelPen on Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:28 am

Digitalgypsy66 wrote:Yeah, I would give The Wire about 3-4 episodes to get going. At that point, if you aren't feeling it, then it's not for you.


Really liked SVU and Oz but never watched the Wire. Weird.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:31 am

If you liked Oz, you'll dig The Wire.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby Idoit40fans on Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:42 am

I didnt see Oz. I watched the first episode of the wire last night and i swear its not even the same show i watched last time i thought i watched it. I dont know how i feel about it but it definitely kept my interest enough to keep watching it this weekend.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby PensFanInDC on Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:44 am

Digitalgypsy66 wrote:Yeah, I would give The Wire about 3-4 episodes to get going. At that point, if you aren't feeling it, then it's not for you.


This might be true for some but it wasn't for me. I wasn't hooked until the last episode or 2 of the first season.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:29 am

It takes a good 3 or 4 episodes to really start to learn about any of the characters of the wire.

If by the end of season one, you dont care about any of the drug dealers or what happens to them, the show isnt for you. the cops are fairly straightforward characters and youll figure out who you like and who you dont, but basically if you dont care about the black people in the show they it wont do it for you.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby Troy Loney on Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:34 am

Idoit40fans wrote:I have seen part of the first episode of the wire but didnt like it. How many episodes should i watch to get a good feel for whether or not to stay with it?


I was also pretty meh after the opener, i think i was hooked after the second episode though. I watched the first episode, then a couple days later went to episode two, the lag between episode 1 and 2 was the longest i went between watching.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:34 am

Did HBO "cancel" the Wire, or did David Simon say he was done with it after five seasons?
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Re: TV Shows

Postby PensFanInDC on Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:37 am

Seemed done to me
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Re: TV Shows

Postby dodint on Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:38 am

Done, or done like Deadwood?
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Re: TV Shows

Postby shmenguin on Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:49 am

simon said he would have been ok with a 6th season because it would have allowed him to focus on hispanic gangs, but he was fine with 5 seasons.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby PensFanInDC on Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:03 pm

dodint wrote:Done, or done like Deadwood?


Deadwood wasn't done. I never watched the last 2/3 of the third season when I learned it was the end and that nothing was going to get wrapped up.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby dodint on Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:30 pm

Deadwood was done in the sense that each season followed a set time frame, and the follow on movies were going to loosely cover the same folks but in much longer time spans. Not sure exactly off hand, but Movie 1 was supposed to be ~10 years and Movie 2 ~30. It has more to do with the railroad making its way out there. So, Deadwood S3 was done in the sense that it ended the same way Deadwood S1/S2 ended, after a set time with the mindset that there would be significant gap in story time before it was picked up again. In essence, it was as wrapped up as it was going to get. They could've edited in a "where they are now" title card to the beginning of the credits without changing the impact to the season/series.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby tifosi77 on Fri Aug 22, 2014 5:38 pm

dodint wrote:Any firey anger I have for Discovery.....

Speaking of firey anger for Discovery: Grant Imahara, Kari Byron and Tory Belleci To Leave MYTHBUSTERS
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Re: TV Shows

Postby PensFanInDC on Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:06 pm

Tory was the best personality on the show.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby Idoit40fans on Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:43 pm

I didnt think it was still going.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby dodint on Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:39 pm

tifosi77 wrote:
dodint wrote:Any firey anger I have for Discovery.....

Speaking of firey anger for Discovery: Grant Imahara, Kari Byron and Tory Belleci To Leave MYTHBUSTERS


Yeah, no. They ruined the show and I hope they never come back. Great news.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby PensFanInDC on Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:44 pm

But tell us how you really feel.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby dodint on Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:46 pm

Well, I watched UTD tonight and haven't uttered a peep. ;)
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Re: TV Shows

Postby PensFanInDC on Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:48 pm

Im 1 week behind and watched an episode last night. The first since Sam went down the cliff. I actually really liked it and liked the direction it went. There was still a lot of bad acting and writing though.
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