October 23, 2006

The Wire



I'm trying to watch the first season of The Wire, HBO's crime series set in Baltimore. Some critics have been outright calling it the best series in the history of television, but I can't get into it.

I realize it's only the first season, so maybe it lights up in season two (anybody out there know?), but I've never really liked any HBO series that I've seen, so I'm not sure it's just a matter of development.

Opinions?

3 comments:

  1. try deadwood instead...

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  2. Anonymous6:29 PM

    how many episodes did you give it. it isn't like an ordinary episodic drama where each hour pays out. instead, it is cumulative and by episode five or six the story is fully powered and reaches heights that you weren't expecting

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  3. The Wire is the only television I've been able to watch in years. I figure most shows out at the 20 minute mark..this one is very different and its very good writing.

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