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    Quote Originally Posted by thrav View Post
    You're in for a treat. I watched it several years ago like most people, and still have yet to find something that comes close. Treme is worth checking out if you're into NOLA/ music scene. It's no Wire, but is by the same people, has several shared actors, and is all around good TV.
    I've read quite a few unfavorable reviews of Treme, but I really enjoy it. Unique for sure.

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    Bumpin' my own sheeeeeeeeeeeeet.

    I watched this entire series in a marathon of blistering hot day cool-downs in my one air-conditioned room this past summer. I genuinely feel that this mind-thumping of a viewing experience made me a better person.

    I love this show. I think about it everyday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by biggins View Post
    Bumpin' my own sheeeeeeeeeeeeet.

    I watched this entire series in a marathon of blistering hot day cool-downs in my one air-conditioned room this past summer. I genuinely feel that this mind-thumping of a viewing experience made me a better person.

    I love this show. I think about it everyday.
    Never get high on your own supply. This thread came up on an unrelated search, but since I stumbled upon it, I thought it should get a bump for the masses that haven't heard of it or have put off watching it. It really does make you think, and I agree that it has made me a more aware person.

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    i forgot about this thread, man i think i watched all 5 seasons in 5 weeks. probably my favorite drama, ever. (spolier) only let down was the fabricated serial killer in season 5.. for a show that was so brilliantly written, this was a shockingly dumb/unbelievable premise.

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    season 5 was a bit of a let down. i think the writers wanted to do a full season, but the network only signed it for a few. the could have easily come up with a better plot for exploiting the problems of journalism. best part of the season though was mcnulty and kima sitting in the room with the FBI guy describing the traits of the serial killer.

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    Deserves a bump since its now on Amazon Prime streaming and I guess HBO is going to sell their own streaming service to non-subscribers next year.

    Simply the best thing I've ever seen. Watched all five seasons in 5 or so weeks. I'll probably watch the whole thing again within a year.

    Pandemic! Get that Pandemic here!

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    Watched it as it aired back in the day, and I've been working my way through it again since it came up on Amazon. Into season 4. For my money, season 2 is maybe the best season of any show ever.

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    Just re-watched the whole series on Amazon last month - just as good as I remembered it. Watch it, shit birds.

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    McNutty, as Bubbles said, was the man, man. From the evening exploits to the almost daily insubordination he delivered. So many good yet flawed people with well developed roles.
    Success has many fathers, while failure remains an orphan // Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not the fish they are after - HDT

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    McNulty might be my favorite fictional character of all time. Man had a purpose in life and wasn't going to let anything stop him. And he absolutely did not give a shit.

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    Finished re-watching season 1 last night. The show has aged really, really well and feels more relevant than ever.

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    The Wire

    I had to suspend reality when I finally got around to watching it a couple years ago because of the pagers and ancient cell phones, but it was so solidly tight, that was not too difficult. Certainly one of if not the greatest series ever on TV. Solid writing, acting and tie ins to the bullshit of reality.

    It was the Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!

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    One of my fave shows ever.
    A good read is The Corner. Believe show based on this book, but really enlightening on the reality of life in the Baltimore hood, and others around the country I imagine. Have TC series queued up on my Netflix but still a little ways off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkiBall View Post
    One of my fave shows ever.
    A good read is The Corner. Believe show based on this book, but really enlightening on the reality of life in the Baltimore hood, and others around the country I imagine. Have TC series queued up on my Netflix but still a little ways off.
    Thanks for the tip on the book. Just ordered that and also Homicide, another one by David Simon that's supposed to be good. I'm about halfway through season 4 of The Wire. Truly one of the best shows I've ever seen. Really stays with you.

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    Lapping series for what’s gotta be the 4th time. Best ever.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Aldo View Post
    Lapping series for what’s gotta be the 4th time. Best ever.
    hah I'm doing the same, and yeah... this is definitely the best I've ever seen.

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    Four times? Sheeeeeit!

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