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Anybody here watch the HBO series The Wire?  What a great series that was :D I cancelled my HBO after they cancelled the series :( If you havent seen it check it out. There some good clips on you tube   
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Didn't mean to bring up an old topic, but this has to be my favourite televison series of all time. I strongly recommend to go watch this online if you have not heard of it. Takes a while to get started but the 'payoff' is worth it. I can't watch another TV show or movie the same again.
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only discovered recently that mcnulty is from england he directed a tv drama near to were i live and was interviewed on tv,always assumed he was american.the wire was the best show ever.

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The Wire is a god damn incredible series. I never really got into the second season, but all the others pretty much blew my mind. I really can't recommend it enough to anyone who wants a realistic look at how the police actually function, rather than the sanitized crap that is 95% of cop shows.

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GramercyRiff99 wrote: The Wire is a god damn incredible series. I never really got into the second season, but all the others pretty much blew my mind. I really can't recommend it enough to anyone who wants a realistic look at how the police actually function, rather than the sanitized crap that is 95% of cop shows.
I watched the first season and loved it, then i started the second season i didn't think it was going to be as good, but in my opinion out of all five seasons the second was the best one. The wire is the best series i think ive ever seen, followed closely by The Sopranos and Oz, all of which are from HBO.
Mcnulty is from Sheffield England same as me, also Stringer Bell and Carcetti are both english too.
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The second season was lacking compared to the rest.  Possibly because it was mostly set around the docks and not the streets.  I hated the obnoxious twerp who had a pet duck.
Clay Davis had the best catchphrase.

I've been rewatching Oz recently.  How many actors from that program gained recognition and went on to succesful roles in other shows and films? Theres a few from the Wire, Lost and Soprano's to name but a few.
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Ya, I loved The Wire. That was such a great show. Another awesome cop
series is The Shield. Absolutely addictive.

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Ninth Delegate wrote: The second season was lacking compared to the rest.  Possibly because it was mostly set around the docks and not the streets.  I hated the obnoxious twerp who had a pet duck.
Clay Davis had the best catchphrase.

I've been rewatching Oz recently.  How many actors from that program gained recognition and went on to succesful roles in other shows and films? Theres a few from the Wire, Lost and Soprano's to name but a few.
I think thats why i liked season two, because it showed how the docks linked to the streets and the drugs.
Did anyone see the mini series by the same people called The Corner? if you liked The Wire you should like this, i think it was actually made before the wire, its about a family and how drugs have affected their lives, its a true story.
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looking forward to the tv series "Luther" starring Idris Elba(stringer bell)as a detective

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Frank Sobotka remains a tragic figure. By the time the end montage of season 2 came around I was almost in tears. The 2nd season really just showed where the drugs were coming from, and the decline of the American working man tied together. Don't think I can name a favorite character, but I really enjoyed D'Angelo and Cutty's storylines.

I have not yet seen The Corner but once I am finished the 5th season of The Wire I will check it out, I've heard it's mostly like Bubbles story, about addicts and what not. I'm also going to try to catch David Simon's new show Treme.
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my favourite character was omar little,absolute legend gay or not

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