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Old 06-01-2009, 22:41   #1
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The Wire complete series repeats

After never seeing The Wire but after hearing nothing but praise for it, I was happy to read in the Radio Times this morning that FX are repeating the complete series from the 23rd Feb.

Thought that might come in handy for a few of you.

I'm very much looking forward to watching it.
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Old 06-01-2009, 22:53   #2
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You can pick each series up for £9.99:

The Wire: Complete Season One (5 Disc Set)
The Wire: Complete Season Two (5 Disc Set)
The Wire: Complete Season Three (5 Disc Set)
The Wire: Complete Season Four (5 Disc Set)
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Old 06-01-2009, 23:31   #3
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Best series on tv in a long time. If you havent watched it yet, get on it.
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Will do! Thanks for the pointer!
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I'm approaching the end of series 1 now & have to echo everything that's been said about the show - it's sublime; challenging, fantastically written & acted, complex & assumes that the audience are intelligent enough to keep up. Brilliant stuff.
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Cheers for that, have never seen it but have heard only good things. Wonder if it will be on FX HD?
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After never seeing The Wire but after hearing nothing but praise for it, I was happy to read in the Radio Times this morning that FX are repeating the complete series from the 23rd Feb.

Thought that might come in handy for a few of you.

I'm very much looking forward to watching it.
A BIG thank you for the heads up
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Old 07-01-2009, 12:11   #8
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Nothing on the FX website about it and they list til the 28th Feb
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Thanks for the info. I'll keep an eye out. I've only heard good things about this series and have been wanting to check it out for a while. If it is as good as it is said to be then I might go the DVD route. Ta.
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Just go the dvd route now, The Wire is everything people say & more. I watched the last run on FX & by around mid S1 started to buy the boxsets. After it finished on FX i just started straight from the beginning again. Probably enjoyed it more second time around.

There's an excellent blog about it at: http://sepinwall.blogspot.com/
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Just go the dvd route now, The Wire is everything people say & more. I watched the last run on FX & by around mid S1 started to buy the boxsets. After it finished on FX i just started straight from the beginning again. Probably enjoyed it more second time around.

There's an excellent blog about it at: http://sepinwall.blogspot.com/
Yeah but if I buy the boxsets they will just sit on my shelf unwatched for over a year

This way I will Sky+ then need to watch & delete to make space on the hard drive.
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Yeah but if I buy the boxsets they will just sit on my shelf unwatched for over a year

This way I will Sky+ then need to watch & delete to make space on the hard drive.
This is exactly the same for me...
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After never seeing The Wire but after hearing nothing but praise for it, I was happy to read in the Radio Times this morning that FX are repeating the complete series from the 23rd Feb.

Thought that might come in handy for a few of you.

I'm very much looking forward to watching it.
excellent. will get this ready for my Sky + Been meaning to catch up with this for a while....
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Old 07-01-2009, 17:41   #14
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Thanks for this. I've got the first season on DVD but didn't really think very much of it. I'd like to give the second season a go, so will watch.
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Thanks for this. I've got the first season on DVD but didn't really think very much of it. I'd like to give the second season a go, so will watch.
Season two is the worst one IMO, but seasons three and four are amazing, so don't give up on it (though if you haven't enjoyed S1, which is up there with seasons 3 and 4, it may just not be your cup of tea).
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I should rephrase, I wouldn't say I didn't enjoy season 1, it just never grabbed me. I found it far too slow up until around episode 8 when it finally started to become interesting. I was having real trouble understanding what character's were saying and many plot issues so had to watch with subtitles on.
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just watched the first 4 episodes of season 1 and i'm hooked, excellent and only gets better i am told.
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Season two is the worst one IMO, but seasons three and four are amazing, so don't give up on it (though if you haven't enjoyed S1, which is up there with seasons 3 and 4, it may just not be your cup of tea).
S2 was my favourite The Sobotkas. Fantastically drawn characters. Its so different to S1 though so i can see why people didnt like it.
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Season 2 was my favourite until i saw season 4. I really loved the Dockyard setting and missed it when watching season 3 which is my least favourite season.

Had trouble understanding the characters as well, so watched it all the way with subtitles on even when i got use to.
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S2 was good but took a time for me to get into... and that kid needed to be castrated... he was annoying

Generation Kill starts tomorrow night on FX... looking forward to that
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