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Post by pk- » Tue Sep 12, 2006 7:10 pm

anyone watch this? it's easily the best tv programme i've ever seen, it's like the sopranos meets boyz n the hood only that's a short sell of mammoth proportions.

it's a complete look at every level of the drugs trade & the police war against it in Baltimore; everyone with even a remote connection to the heroin trade shares the spotlight, from addict to street dealer, crimelord to beat police, detective to police comissioner to judge and beyond.

it's amazing, seriously. there's 3 series of it out already and the fourth has just started on american tv last sunday. it's available to buy on dvd or to "buy" on The Site That Spies On Torrents wink wink nudge nudge

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Post by dermike » Tue Sep 12, 2006 7:33 pm

Was just gonna watch episode 3 of season 1... not completely into it yet though. I'll give it a couple of more episodes to try and impress me. :)

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Post by pk- » Tue Sep 12, 2006 7:42 pm

seriously, watch it. it's amazing. it takes ages to get started but further down the line you'll appreciate the slow introduction, it makes for a much more fully fleshed out story. it took me a while to get into to it too, the story doesn't start proper for like 4 or 5 episodes

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Post by gravious » Tue Sep 12, 2006 9:17 pm

Yeah, its good shit man!

Watched the whole first series last week - couldn't stop once I started.

Holistic.

Just as much internal politics and punishments on both sides of the "war".
Shows the endless cycle of give and take betwen police and dealers.

Generally pretty damn good.

I think I'll have to "buy" the next couple of series too...

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Post by shonky » Tue Sep 12, 2006 9:44 pm

Wow, we're such big "consumers" here huh :wink:
Hmm....

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Post by pk- » Tue Sep 12, 2006 9:47 pm

gravious wrote:Yeah, its good shit man!

Watched the whole first series last week - couldn't stop once I started.

Holistic.

Just as much internal politics and punishments on both sides of the "war".
Shows the endless cycle of give and take betwen police and dealers.

Generally pretty damn good.

I think I'll have to "buy" the next couple of series too...
:D

you sir have good taste

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Post by rickyricardo » Tue Sep 12, 2006 10:18 pm

ironically enough, I've only seen maybe one or two episodes.

I've been thinking about renting the box sets of the last few seasons to catch up, though.

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Post by pk- » Tue Sep 12, 2006 10:21 pm

yeah it's one of those things that you have to watch either all or none of, it the individual episodes often don't really make sense or even seem that good in isolation

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Post by shonky » Tue Sep 12, 2006 10:21 pm

RickyRicardo wrote:ironically enough, I've only seen maybe one or two episodes.

I've been thinking about renting the box sets of the last few seasons to catch up, though.
Could just stick your head out the door by the sounds of it :wink:
Hmm....

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Post by joenicedj » Tue Sep 12, 2006 11:17 pm

best show on TV.

i've seen every episode of every season.

I'm not sure anything will top season 3:
Barksdale's release from prison
Prop Joe taking over
Marlo's resurgence to the streets
the drama w/the police department
Barksdale having Stringer killed,
Brother Mouzon and of course...Omar.

Personally, I think Omar is the best individual character on television. Better than Jack Bauer from 24. Better than Scofield from Prison Break. Better than the two cops on Law and Order SVU.

Omar is the guy.
1. He's a vigilante and he has a posse.

2. He walks around town w/a 12 gauge shotgun.

3. The police hate him....(he knows all of the drug dealers and he refuses to cooperate.)

4. The drug lords hate him...(he consistenly sticks up their runners for the drugs and cash.)

5. Neither side really wants to go to war with Omar. Basically, he's untouchable.

and -- as an added twist..

6. Omar has a boyfriend.


there are probably more important characters on the show (McNulty, the mayor, Barksdale), but Omar is it.


i'm still waiting for my casting call -- but that's another story.

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Post by gravious » Tue Sep 12, 2006 11:38 pm

joenice wrote:best show on TV.

i've seen every episode of every season.

I'm not sure anything will top season 3:
Barksdale's release from prison
Prop Joe taking over
Marlo's resurgence to the streets
the drama w/the police department
Barksdale having Stringer killed,
Brother Mouzon and of course...Omar.

Personally, I think Omar is the best individual character on television. Better than Jack Bauer from 24. Better than Scofield from Prison Break. Better than the two cops on Law and Order SVU.

Omar is the guy.
1. He's a vigilante and he has a posse.

2. He walks around town w/a 12 gauge shotgun.

3. The police hate him....(he knows all of the drug dealers and he refuses to cooperate.)

4. The drug lords hate him...(he consistenly sticks up their runners for the drugs and cash.)

5. Neither side really wants to go to war with Omar. Basically, he's untouchable.

and -- as an added twist..

6. Omar has a boyfriend.


there are probably more important characters on the show (McNulty, the mayor, Barksdale), but Omar is it.


i'm still waiting for my casting call -- but that's another story.

Aaaaaaghh. Not reading. Not reading. Not reading. Not reading.

Only on series 1!

Anyways, for sure its more real than :vice:

And more interesting than :cozzers:

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Post by gravious » Tue Sep 12, 2006 11:40 pm

pk- wrote:
:D

you sir have good taste
Yeah I do, don't I?



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Post by doomstep » Wed Sep 13, 2006 12:09 am

BIG SHOW, but it only ever gets used over here as filler on late night TV, I used to drive home from my afternoon shift job at midnight t catch it, then the last time they were showing it, it got bumped for no reason, fuckers !!!

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Post by rickyricardo » Wed Sep 13, 2006 2:36 pm

joenice wrote: i'm still waiting for my casting call -- but that's another story.

lol, before long they'll have half of baltimore in that show. my mom told me last weekend that my cousin is playing one of the cops this season.

I had no clue who she was talking about since I have so many damn cousins.

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Post by adruu » Wed Sep 13, 2006 5:00 pm

haha...joe on the wire, how can we make this happen!!!!! =)

i'm iffy about this season but we'll see.

omar vs the brother -- best plot arc for time!

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Post by bagelator » Wed Sep 13, 2006 6:23 pm

ADRUU wrote:haha...joe on the wire, how can we make this happen!!!!! =)

i'm iffy about this season but we'll see.

omar vs the brother -- best plot arc for time!

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shouldn't that say Lemar meets Colin Powell?

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Post by adruu » Sun Oct 15, 2006 2:59 pm

i can't believe the whole season is already online now. PR move? someone on the inside giving the middle finger to HBO? anyways, best and only TV show for me all year.

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Post by ufo over easy » Sat Aug 25, 2007 1:46 pm

bump! just finished season 4 after starting the first only a couple of months ago.. totally addicted. I'm probably going to get the DVDs and watch them all over again now.

I reckon season 4 was the best so far :D

wasn't really into season 3 so much. was still good but it was a bit 'hollywood'. big EVENTS and ACTION every episode that really stood in stark contrast to how they'd presented the show before, especially season 2 which was even slower paced and deeper than the first. I thought the Brother character was just stupid... really over the top and unbelievable, especially compared to the ultra-realist stance of the rest of the show. even Omar tests the limits of believability a bit, but he's a superhero, and basically the only character with morals, so it doesn't matter.

season 4 was the perfect balance, and I thought they dealt with the schools thing really well without being too preachy. the mayoral election/politics stuff was a really interesting addition too.
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Post by soi » Sat Aug 25, 2007 1:56 pm

joenice wrote: I'm not sure anything will top season 3:
Barksdale having Stringer killed,
:o i thought they were like batman&robin from da ghettoo or smt
apparently season 3 is an absolute must...
will pick the series up again.

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Post by corpsey » Sat Aug 25, 2007 1:57 pm

Best TV show I've ever seen. Watched the whole of season 1 in about a day and then downloaded every other series and watched all of them too. Don't know where to begin praising it, it's amazing.

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