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    Quote Originally Posted by biggins View Post
    Really? For sure? I know HBO shows only have limited run potntial but I feel like they could go on making this show for ever. I guess anything gets stale after a while.

    I have heard this from a couple of sources now. HBO almost canceled The Wire after season 3 I think and the critics and die hard fans kept asking for more. Last I heard there isn't enough interest with the general public to keep the show going. I think of all the shows HBO makes, The Wire is least popular right now. Sadly, Entourage is more though provoking and interesting to people than The Wire. Argh.

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    ^^^I don't think so. Though he is in Marlo's crew so that might have been him.

    No spoilers, except to say that the finale is almost an hour and a half long. Enjoy.

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    Wow, that finale was... WOW.

    No surprises, but god could they give us something to cheer about? How depressing reality is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by biggins View Post
    Really? For sure? I know HBO shows only have limited run potential but I feel like they could go on making this show for ever. I guess anything gets stale after a while.
    I read that it was the writers' decision to end it after next season, not HBO. They basically said that they had tapped their knowledge as deeply as they could and there wasn't anything left that they knew enough about to explore up to their standards. As an example they mentioned that exploring the influx of Latino immigrants to the city could be very interesting, but they simply haven't had enough experience with that group to do it properly.

    Personally, I'm just getting into the show. Caught the second half of this season, got hooked, and have plowed through the first two seasons in about 3 weeks.

    By far the best show ever on TV, and some of the best film making ever as well. Simply amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vano View Post
    Sadly, Entourage is more though provoking and interesting to people than The Wire. Argh.
    name dropping and star fucking is all the rage.
    The only thing worse than the feeling that you are going to die is the realization that you probably won't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Free Range Lobster View Post
    name dropping and star fucking is all the rage.
    As is rank stupidity and a totally vapid personality.

    The Wire kicks massive fuckin' gargantuan King Kong ass. Why "Entourage" would be more popular is something that only a total idiot could explain.

    Quote Originally Posted by FredsTrees View Post
    Watching the Wire you realize why a murder in the city is what it is, and as long as the culture remains where soldiers take charges for the team, no amount of sentencing and jail time will matter.
    While that's true, even if you could avoid having soldiers fall on their swords, you still would have the massive problems of (1) product demand, which grows out of a totally fucking hopeless life without meaning and decent employment; and (2) the temptation of easy money for doing almost nothing (bottom and mid-level drug sales).

    The best thing about The Wire is how they show that these problems are massively compounded by the fucked up nature of the police force (all politics, no understanding of human nature, no compassion, no logic or morality), the city government (ditto), and the way the "business community" would rather see under-table fat profits than a healthy, vibrant city.

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    Behold, the almighty dollar sign.
    The only thing worse than the feeling that you are going to die is the realization that you probably won't.

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    Sheeeeeettttttttttt, It's back!!!!!!!!! if you have On Demand, if not you have to wait 6 days:

    Beginning Dec. 31 with the season premiere, weekly episodes of THE WIRE will be available on HBO On Demand the Monday prior to its Sunday debut on the main HBO channel.


    and if you havent seen these prequel minisodes check em out
    Omar

    McNaulty

    Bubbles

    Marlo

    Carcetti

    Prop Joe
    Last edited by cdlv; 12-31-2007 at 07:32 AM.

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    righteous
    thanks
    I am going to watch this when ileave work in an hour..
    good article
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1198...re_banner_left

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    Nice. I've got on-demand now. Thanks for the heads up.
    Last edited by warthog; 12-31-2007 at 11:50 AM.

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    Fuuuuuuuuuuck! I just realized I am going to be in Costa Rica for the first two episodes and I don't have OD. Anyone know any torrent sites that may have them?

    edit: just read the WSJ article, only 10 episodes!?!?! Pretty fucking weak on HBO's part.
    Last edited by Dantheman; 12-31-2007 at 03:34 PM.

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    its soooo fucking good!

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    Yaay! I can't wait, too bad I'm going to be drunk in Michigan skiing. Go go TiVo!

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    Excellent first episode.

    The opening pre-intro scene is one of my favorite Wire scenes ever.

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    Torrent sites? Anyone? Bueller?

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    I've heard some nonsense that episodes 1, 2, 5, and 7 have leaked or something.

    I know 1-7 were released to critics.

    I've only watched 1 on On Demand since I heard the quality on the remainder was terrible (plus there's no way in hell I'm watching them out of order).

    Episode 1 seems to be around on torrent sites (if you can't find it PM me).

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    Charter sucks ass. I setup an appointment to have them come and fix my cable box so I can get my On Demand working, and they don't even have HBO On Demand. And on top of that, I'm going to be gone for the season opener this weekend. Again, behold the power of TiVo!

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    Good stuff last night I'm stoked on this season.
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    Gahahhaha, the fucking photo copier thing...that was AWESOME.

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    Avon's back! Avon's back!

    I could not be more dismayed, knowing there are only 8 episodes left.

    Gimme some Omar, please. Here's hoping he dishes out the justice on Marlo. I do love Snoop though, I must confess.

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    [snoop]
    we can pay uou a visit and you know it would be short[/snoop]
    interesting the 2 baddest mofos on that show are gay

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodsy View Post
    [snoop]
    we can pay you a visit and you know we'd be real short with you mothafuckas[/snoop]
    FIFY

    12345

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    thanks!
    guess i need to watch it a thiird time so I can come correct with the quotes...

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    so no spoilers for y'all w/o HBO direct
    but it is on like donkey kong, holy crap

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodsy View Post
    so no spoilers for y'all w/o HBO direct
    but it is on like donkey kong, holy crap
    Blast! I got Charter to fix my cable box, but The Wire doesn't show up under HBO On Demand. Anyone else use Charter getting the same thing? Or is it just me? Either way, waaaaaah.....

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