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A Quick Recommendation

Thursday 9th December 2010

The Wire. Not many people seem to watch it, or to have even heard of it. Which is a real shame, because it’s absolutely brilliant. There’s nothing particularly original I can say about it, so here’s an old clip from Screenwipe about it:

It’s not an easy watch, by any means. The dialect and slang is sometimes difficult to understand, and you have to really pay attention to what’s happening in order to understand the show. There’s no dramatic background music to highlight the significant moments, and no convenient characters who ask questions purely for exposition. But give it the attention it deserves and you’ll find a thoroughly intelligent, complex, and utterly compelling show.

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2 Comments:

Phill

Friday 10th December 2010, 12:44 am

A friend of mine recently bought the first series boxed set.
He even more recently GAVE me the first series, because he swiftly went and bought the complete boxed set.
I am five episodes in and think a similar sequence of events is very likely to occur. Another excellent show from HBO.

Dickie

Friday 10th December 2010, 1:08 am

Yeah, I went and got the full box set recently. £49 at hmv, how could I resist?

Im only just nearing the end of season 3, and its still brilliant. I’m slightly in awe that a show can be so consistently good.

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