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I've tried 3 or 4 times now, to get into The Wire but It just hasn't grabbed me..

What am I doing wrong..
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I put off watching the last series for ages, knowing that once it was gone it was gone...

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however, as posted on here by several folks, the "epilogue" so to speak, is

WE OWN THIS CITY

yet again set in Baltimore. about a load of bent cops. who violently hassle normal citizens and drug dealers alike. great performance from Jon Bernthal who some may remember from early series of The Walking Dead.

very much in the same vein as The Wire. BUT.

We Own This City is an American miniseries based on the nonfiction book of the same name by Baltimore Sun reporter Justin Fenton.

IT'S A TRUE BLOODY STORY

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S-H wrote: Wed Oct 05, 2022 1:14 pm I've tried 3 or 4 times now, to get into The Wire but It just hasn't grabbed me..

What am I doing wrong..
We never made it past the first couple of episodes so it's not just you.
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Add me to The Wire reject list.

Watched half of season 1 and it just didn't grab me at all.
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Ditto, 3 episodes of season 1. Was told to keep on watching but just didn't grab me. This was 15 odd years ago though.
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Aww guys..

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like loads of tv shows, some like things and some don't.

personally I got hooked fairly early and thought it was fantastic and well earned the ratings it's earned with critics and viewers alike.

but if it didn't grab you, I don't think any the less of you !!!!!

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Took me until season five - largely thought of as the weakest season - of my first run-through of The Wire to really take to it. Some might wonder why I persisted for four seasons if I wasn't really feeling it but that's what happens when you're an old-fashioned physical media junkie who buys box sets blind. I own it now, might as well see it out.

That was three run-throughs ago. IMHO, The Wire is the finest show ever broadcast. Well, I veer between The Wire and Breaking Bad but, where BB - as brilliant as it is - has shown me all it's got, The Wire has felt like a new experience on each of the three occasions I've watched it.

All that said of course, Cuenca is quite right: Not everything is for everyone. Personally speaking, I've found The Sopranos a bit of a chore to sit through (I've got through that show 1½ times and it felt a fair stretch longer).
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All 3 of them are on my reject list L.C! I even made it halfway through the final series of the Sopranos and just didn't bother finishing it. Got to the middle of series 4 of Breaking Bad and not even past the first episode of The Wire.

What I did watch last night however, is 12 Angry Men. Been meaning to watch it for ages and I'm very glad I did.

Also watched Bullet Train. Very silly, somewhat entertaining.
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'stone hammer wrote: Wed Oct 05, 2022 9:37 pm What I did watch last night however, is 12 Angry Men. Been meaning to watch it for ages and I'm very glad I did.
Great film, my missus loves it. We've never watched the Soprano's or Breaking Bad.
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'stone hammer wrote: Wed Oct 05, 2022 9:37 pm What I did watch last night however, is 12 Angry Men. Been meaning to watch it for ages and I'm very glad I did.

Also watched Bullet Train. Very silly, somewhat entertaining.
Cracking film, 12 Angry Men. I've been right into some classic movies lately. Watched the outstanding In Cold Blood (Brooks, 1967) last night. Not for the first time in that particular case, but I haven't seen it in years and it's way better than I remembered it. That said, I'm back on the genre pics now; I'm about to tuck into Police Story III: Super Cop (Tong, 1992), a Jackie Chan vehicle from 1992 co-starring the always brilliant Michelle Yeoh.

I've not seen Bullet Train yet but I'm very much looking forward to doing so.
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I found The Wire season one to be challenging but engaging. But knowing it was demanding viewing I have never considered watching it again. I have tried to watch season two three times and stopped after episode one each time.

The Sopranos I watched the first season and didn't feel compelled to carry on.

Seems like we're all in the same club.
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last.caress wrote: Wed Oct 05, 2022 9:55 pm I'm about to tuck into Police Story III: Super Cop (Tong, 1992), a Jackie Chan vehicle from 1992 co-starring the always brilliant Michelle Yeoh.
Good film... that jump off the skyscraper at the end onto the ladder hanging from the helicopter - he made that jump with no wire or other safety precautions. The outtakes are always great on those earlier films.
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Each time I've watched The Wire it's felt fresh. 3 times now all the way through and each time I came out of it with a different season as my favourite.

For those who only managed one season, they are all very different, focusing on different areas of the city, but built around a core of characters. Generally speaking though, S3 is my favourite, largely because I think Hamsterdam is one of the most interesting (and almost certainly realistic) concepts tackled by a TV show.
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Been working on Umbrella Academy whilst off sick the last few days. Season 1 is pretty solid, it has strong Doom Patrol vibes (not a bad thing.) It is not going to surprise anyone but looking forward to moving on to season 2. Seen far far worse.
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I think it took me about 7 or 8 episodes of season one to get into The Wire. And that was the second crack at it after binning it the first go after about 3? It’s very slow but the juice is worth the squeeze.
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The Wire is very good. My favourite was season 2. That said, the final season was pretty dire and nowhere near the standard of the previous seasons.
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Ronin (1998). Haven't watched it in at least 20 years, has aged incredibly well, largely due to the fact they were all practical car stunts, without a dot of CGI. Plot isn't enormously original, but who cares? Heists, ambushes, firefights and those magnificent Rémy Julienne car chase sequences. Only real downer is Jonathan Pryce's excruciating Norn Irelun "accent". De Niro's last watchable movie, too.
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dasnutnock3 wrote: Fri Oct 07, 2022 8:29 am Ronin (1998). Haven't watched it in at least 20 years, has aged incredibly well, largely due to the fact they were all practical car stunts, without a dot of CGI. Plot isn't enormously original, but who cares? Heists, ambushes, firefights and those magnificent Rémy Julienne car chase sequences. Only real downer is Jonathan Pryce's excruciating Norn Irelun "accent". De Niro's last watchable movie, too.
Good film.
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