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greggerypeccary

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mothra said:
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Started watching The Wire (never seen an episode before), but it seems a bit dated - the camera work is a bit corny.

Don't think I'll stick with that one.
I recommend it. The production may be dated but the writing, acting and directing are absolute top shelf.

I
I want to watch it, just for Walton Goggins, but it just seemed so dated.

Maybe I'll give it another go.
That's the 'is he really a bad guy' from Justified, yeah?

I'm wracking my brain to place him in The Wire. If he's in it, he's not got a major role that i can recall.
Stupid me!

I meant The Shield.

D'oh!

 

mothra

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Ahh, i've not watched The Shield but going by that photo, it looks pretty cheesy.

I don't think The Wire is on Netflix or Stan, then again i haven't gone looking for it.
 

greggerypeccary

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Ahh, i've not watched The Shield but going by that photo, it looks pretty cheesy.

I don't think The Wire is on Netflix or Stan, then again i haven't gone looking for it.
I don't even know where I got The Wire from - I've never heard of it before.

But yeah, I wanted to watch The Shield - because of Goggins - but it's just too dated.

Hopefully Walton will do something new soon.

Another season of Justified would be nice - or a feature length movie.
 

mothra

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I've mentioned The Wire a few times, as an example of absolute excellence. I was turned onto it by a film maker friend. He told me it was better than The Sopranos. I refused to believe him.

It's as good i would say.

But i'd be interested to hear how it's aged and how it stands up to today's crop, of which excellence is not unheard.

So much good stuff out there these days i'm starting to get quite snobby about what i watch.
 

greggerypeccary

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mothra said:
I've mentioned The Wire a few times, as an example of absolute excellence. I was turned onto it by a film maker friend. He told me it was better than The Sopranos. I refused to believe him.

It's as good i would say.

But i'd be interested to hear how it's aged and how it stands up to today's crop, of which excellence is not unheard.

So much good stuff out there these days i'm starting to get quite snobby about what i watch.
I've never seen an episode of The Sopranos either.

It's the one with Bruce Springsteen's guitarist starring in it, isn't it?

Before Netflix and Stan, I didn't really watch a lot of TV.
 

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greggerypeccary said:
mothra said:
I've mentioned The Wire a few times, as an example of absolute excellence. I was turned onto it by a film maker friend. He told me it was better than The Sopranos. I refused to believe him.

It's as good i would say.

But i'd be interested to hear how it's aged and how it stands up to today's crop, of which excellence is not unheard.

So much good stuff out there these days i'm starting to get quite snobby about what i watch.
I've never seen an episode of The Sopranos either.

It's the one with Bruce Springsteen's guitarist starring in it, isn't it?

Before Netflix and Stan, I didn't really watch a lot of TV.

Yes. And he's amazing. Oh Greg, you've seriously got to watch The Sopranos. It's absolutely brilliant.

Telly has historically been crap and not really worth watching but a few shows stood out. The Sopranos and The Wire broke ground by being so well produced that they were considered cinematic quality. A few other shows tried to jump aboard and some, like 6 Feet Under, kinda almost made it ... but those two did something not seen on tv before ... at least from the US. Britain has always been a bit better at it.
 

greggerypeccary

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mothra said:
greggerypeccary said:
mothra said:
I've mentioned The Wire a few times, as an example of absolute excellence. I was turned onto it by a film maker friend. He told me it was better than The Sopranos. I refused to believe him.

It's as good i would say.

But i'd be interested to hear how it's aged and how it stands up to today's crop, of which excellence is not unheard.

So much good stuff out there these days i'm starting to get quite snobby about what i watch.
I've never seen an episode of The Sopranos either.

It's the one with Bruce Springsteen's guitarist starring in it, isn't it?

Before Netflix and Stan, I didn't really watch a lot of TV.

Yes. And he's amazing. Oh Greg, you've seriously got to watch The Sopranos. It's absolutely brilliant.
I just did a search.

It's not on Stan or Netflix.
 

mothra

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greggerypeccary said:
mothra said:
Yes. And he's amazing. Oh Greg, you've seriously got to watch The Sopranos. It's absolutely brilliant.
I just did a search.

It's not on Stan or Netflix.

Not surprised. I've not seen any HBO shows on Stan or Netflix.

Buy the box set. Seriously. You'll thank me.
 

greggerypeccary

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mothra said:
greggerypeccary said:
mothra said:
Yes. And he's amazing. Oh Greg, you've seriously got to watch The Sopranos. It's absolutely brilliant.
I just did a search.

It's not on Stan or Netflix.

Not surprised. I've not seen any HBO shows on Stan or Netflix.

Buy the box set. Seriously. You'll thank me.
$100 at JB's.

It's currently in stock at the store near me in the city.

Hmmm :?
 

mothra

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It's still $100?!?! Jesus!

Well, i suppose that speaks to both it's quality and why it's not on Netflix or Stan ... if they're still pulling that in for it.

You could probably rent it through youtube or somewhere. Watched a few movies on there of late. Just a few dollars and presto.
 

mothra

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Here you go, first episode for $2.99. See if you like it, although i'd be very surprised if you didn't.

They also offer a season pass which i imagine is cheaper than buying it by the episode.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_daY80iBTU[/youtube]

Have to buy the episode

Dunno why that link isn't working ... Monk?

Remove any “&. . .” so in this case delete “&list=EL6sG9ioLtkDo”


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_daY80iBTU&list=EL6sG9ioLtkDo
 

greggerypeccary

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mothra said:
It's still $100?!?! Jesus!

Well, i suppose that speaks to both it's quality and why it's not on Netflix or Stan ... if they're still pulling that in for it.

You could probably rent it through youtube or somewhere. Watched a few movies on there of late. Just a few dollars and presto.
Yeah, $99 at JB, and about $115 at Fishpond.

Still might get it, though.

Haven't bought a DVD for years.
 

greggerypeccary

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mothra said:
Here you go, first episode for $2.99. See if you like it, although i'd be very surprised if you didn't.

They also offer a season pass which i imagine is cheaper than buying it by the episode.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_daY80iBTU&list=EL6sG9ioLtkDo[/youtube]

Dunno why that link isn't working ... Monk?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_daY80iBTU&list=EL6sG9ioLtkDo
Hmm, I didn't know you could buy things on YouTube.

Interesting.

Still might check out the DVDs, though.
 

greggerypeccary

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Went to JB's, but couldn't find the box set.

There was a BluRay box set, but I don't like the sound quality on those.

They had a whole section on HBO shows, which was interesting.

Anyway, I found something else really interesting - the complete collection of Land of The Giants on DVD.

That was my favourite show on TV as a kid :bgrin
 

mothra

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Oh someone is forever accusing someone of busting their balls on the Sopranos.

Usually, they are correct.
 
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