Topic: The Wire

The Wire

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So, Between The Wire, Friday Night Lights and Justified I chose to watch The Wire first.
Mostly because I absolutely loved The Shield and died to compare them myself. After this I'll be able to answer the question about which one is better, Wire or Shield big_smile.

So I watched the pilot tonight. At this point I can say I enjoyed The Shield pilot more than this one.

  • The Shield - 1

  • The Wire - 0

Next I'll be comparing the first seasons of both show smile

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Have fun.

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Man im so jealous. I wish i could see the Wire for the first time again. Insanely awesome

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I still have the last 6 episodes of the last season of The Wire to watch.

The Wire definitely takes a few episodes to get into it

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4 episodes in and starting to like some of the characters big_smile I hope Broyles isn't a crooked dirtbag.

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By the end of the season, you should be ready with the The Shield vs The Wire nonsense smile

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santah wrote:

By the end of the season, you should be ready with the The Shield vs The Wire nonsense :)

:D

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Nonsense huh?  lol

I'm at 1x07 really starting to enjoy it. Damn... I'll postpone every other show again neutral

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Ok, so I finished the first season and watched 1 episode of the second.
Great story, interesting characters and all. Really liked it.
Wait , there's a BUT!
But it didn't make me jump out of the bed like The Shield did smile

So I don't know if that's the nonsense you're talking about Santah but so far The Shield is still better than The Wire!

  • The Shield - 2

  • The Wire - 0

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It sounds like you are firmly in The Shield camp and that's probably not going to change with season two. My advice would be to watch The Wire without comparing it to The Shield, at least until you have finished. I realize they are both unorthodox cop-centric series, but they are not the same! If you watch The Wire wanting to see The Shield,  you will be disappointed and vice verse.

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Ey, give it at least 1 !

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Don't get me wrong, it's a very good series and I'll watch all 60 episodes fairly quickly and probably afterwards I'll watch Homicide: Life on the Street too because I like this genre but for me The Shield was more engaging.
And I'm not watching The Wire wanting to see The Shield. I'm just watching The Wire because it's a great series and it's a shame it isn't on my watchlist yet smile

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I thought it'll take you only a season. Apparently you're more in love with the shield than I thought.

It'll take some more time, but at the end The Wire will prevail. It ALWAYS does.

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santah wrote:
Mxyzptlk wrote:

Where do you and Arashi stand?

I'm for the shield, he's for the other one. Needless to say neither has watched the other one's show when this argument started. Clearly, I was right tho.

  tongue  tongue

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Yea, I was about to dig up that and the poll, which I started to show how greater The Shield was smile

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Changing my mind after finally watching The Wire should tell you enough smile

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Yeah well out of those 1373 that voted on the poll, 985 Haven't watched either
That leaves ~388 people.
138 went with The Shield (screw the other one)
98 went with The Wire (screw the other one)
94 went with The Wire (watched both)
55 went with The Shield (watched both)

Still after seeing one season of The Wire and seven seasons of The Shield, I would've voted with The Shield (screw the other one) or with The Shield (watched both)  big_smile

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If you voted "The Shield (watched both)" that would be a lie.

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santah wrote:

If you voted "The Shield (watched both)" that would be a lie.

if he's a liar, then how do we know that all his news reports isn't lies!

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WHAT HAVE I DONE

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I'M I REAL?!?

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lol  lol . Ok I'll just watch the whole thing and then compare them big_smile

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toidol wrote:

I'M I REAL?!?

Or is this just fantasy

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santah wrote:

If you voted "The Shield (watched both)" that would be a lie.

Well isn't the first season enough? Is it not the best of the series?

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Spyder23 wrote:

Well isn't the first season enough? Is it not the best of the series?

No, it is an introduction. Each season deals with a specific issue while overlaying various social and political aspects within the city. IMO, the second season is the worst and the fourth the best, but it is all subjective.

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It's also a decent look into how real police work is done unlike all the other cop shows on TV. Which ever season was to do with Newspapers seems to be the way the country as gone.