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Old 06-13-2019, 02:51 PM   #481
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I tried like four times to get into the Shield but I just found it so corny. I don't see why people compare it with The Wire at all.
Can't speak for others but I tried the Wire several times as well. It just felt like such a grind, which then felt like work, which then seemed silly.
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Old 06-17-2019, 10:36 AM   #482
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I think it got a brief mention a few pages ago but i started watching Brockmire a few days ago. only about 5 or 6 episodes in but is great so far.
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Old 06-17-2019, 10:51 AM   #483
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I think it got a brief mention a few pages ago but i started watching Brockmire a few days ago. only about 5 or 6 episodes in but is great so far.
Brockmire will change your life.
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Can't speak for others but I tried the Wire several times as well. It just felt like such a grind, which then felt like work, which then seemed silly.
"Seriously, if you endure this boring thing for 9 hours the 10th is sooo worth it!"

Yeah, no thanks.
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Old 06-17-2019, 01:11 PM   #485
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Old 06-17-2019, 01:20 PM   #486
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Brockmire will change your life.
Came in this thread to see if anyone is watching it. Looks like that's my next one. Attempted Chernobyl, but it's not really a late-night binger...
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Old 06-17-2019, 01:46 PM   #487
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I figured before watching the Deadwood movie I should watch the series again since it's been over a decade. Only 1.5 episodes in but so far it's better the 2nd time around.
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My wife and I stumbled on this gem of a show when we were vacationing in the UK last week. Fleabag is part misanthropic humor and part deep drama. Lots of great performances/dialogue/characters etc. We're nearly finished with season 1 and it's quite good. There's 2 seasons with plans for a 3rd. Really funny and sometimes dark. The only problem is it's on Amazon Prime.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5687612/

Just so we're clear, this is the official trailer, but it hardly represents the show in any meaningful way. They basically can't air the good stuff in a trailer because it's too risque.



Just watch it if you have access. You can thank me later.
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The only problem is it's on Amazon Prime.
What's the problem then?
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Old 06-17-2019, 01:56 PM   #490
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What's the problem then?
I dunno, not everyone has subscription services? Does everyone have Amazon Prime these days?
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I dunno, not everyone has subscription services? Does everyone have Amazon Prime these days?
I thought you meant it wasn't on Prime here, which it is. That's all.
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Who has checked out the new Kevin Bacon show called City on a Hill?

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"Seriously, if you endure this boring thing for 9 hours the 10th is sooo worth it!"

Yeah, no thanks.
Yeah I donít think that is a fair characterization of the Wire. Itís a show that commands your attention, you canít play on your phone and hope to appreciate it. If you can handle that, itís fantastic.
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Hey, speaking of series on Prime, I'm about 3 episodes into Homecoming, and really enjoying it, and I say that as someone who generally strongly dislikes Julia Roberts. The cinematography has a real Hitchcockian vibe to it. The slow-build tension in it is really strong.
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Yeah I donít think that is a fair characterization of the Wire. Itís a show that commands your attention, you canít play on your phone and hope to appreciate it. If you can handle that, itís fantastic.
I don't think that's a fair assumption of my media consumption habits. Maybe it's just excruciatingly slow paced with very little payoff. I made it through 2.5 seasons and called it quits. I didn't care for the story or any of the characters. I don't even remember the plot at that point.

Not all shows are for all people.
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I don't think that's a fair assumption of my media consumption habits. Maybe it's just excruciatingly slow paced with very little payoff. I made it through 2.5 seasons and called it quits. I didn't care for the story or any of the characters. I don't even remember the plot at that point.

Not all shows are for all people.
Yeah not all shows for all people. You're in the minority on The Wire though, almost any top 10 tv show of all time type list has The Wire on it. Best show of all time imo.
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Brockmire will change your life.
It really did. Only watched the pilot but it was hilarious. Havenít laughed that hard in a while. Hank Azaria is comedy gold.
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Yeah not all shows for all people. You're in the minority on The Wire though, almost any top 10 tv show of all time type list has The Wire on it. Best show of all time imo.
Yup. Easily in my top 10 favorite TV shows of all time. Incredible series.
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Yup. Easily in my top 10 favorite TV shows of all time. Incredible series.
I am certainly representing that Family Guy meme: Breaking Bad and The Wire are the best two shows ever made by a long shot.

No show has ever provided social commentary on the scale of the Wire. And itís not close. Plot, characterization, cinematography - they were well done too - but itís the social commentary that makes the Wire a masterpiece.
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Yeah not all shows for all people. You're in the minority on The Wire though, almost any top 10 tv show of all time type list has The Wire on it. Best show of all time imo.
I remember trying and giving up watching it once. I remember being 4x3 SD was a turn off at the time. But, the second time I tried, I was pretty hooked by about the 3rd or 4th episode and flew through the rest of the seasons. The mid seasons are very fast paced and engaging, I thought.

This second season of Big Little Lies is better than expected so far. Meryl Streep has been a great addition.
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