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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby Danthefan » September 9th, 2009, 5:36 pm

Watching The Shield at the moment, it's decent enough. Not a patch on The Wire but watchable anyway.
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby Donny B. » September 9th, 2009, 11:38 pm

Danthefan wrote:Watching The Shield at the moment, it's decent enough. Not a patch on The Wire but watchable anyway.


That's the problem with the Wire, all other Cop shows seem shite by comparison, even a fine show like The Shield.
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby FrankBurke » September 10th, 2009, 7:41 am

Back to my originalposting on this thread.

If you liked The Wire then Homicide - Life on the Street is for you. Its set in Baltimore as well and in some wasy can be seen as a precursor to The Wire.
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby Donny B. » September 11th, 2009, 1:22 am

Exile wrote:Back to my originalposting on this thread.

If you liked The Wire then Homicide - Life on the Street is for you. Its set in Baltimore as well and in some wasy can be seen as a precursor to The Wire.


It is in a sense that it was originally based on David Simon's book of the same title (which I've just started) but it was still very much a network show and Simon's influence was fairly negatable. Not saying it's a terrible show by any means (far better than that NYPD Blue shite) but if you're expecting another Wire, you'll be sorely disappointed.
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby Danthefan » September 11th, 2009, 8:20 am

It's an excellent read Donny.
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby BlueBlood » September 19th, 2009, 6:51 pm

Sea_point wrote:BofB - was excellent alright, was repeated about four months ago late night on BBC2, and I watched it again.

The Wire - to coin a yank phrase, "is awesome". Marvellous TV, missed it first time round on Living TV but BBC2 have run all the series back to back over the last five or so months and have watched every episode and been dissapointed each time when it finished.

Rome - Series One was brilliant, Series Two poor by comparision (sort of became a bit soap opera-ish sadly)...

[b]Seinfeld - The Daddy of US comedy shows, consistently brilliant for 9 Series. God I miss Gerry, Kramer, Elaine and Castanza ..[/b]

Curb Your Enthusiasm - Another absolute Quality Larry David production, except this time he steps in front of Camera..

Black Books- Dylan Moran and Bill Bailey in quality silliness.....


The daddy of all situation coms. Tonight was yet another night I tried to explain an episode that fit the exact situation we were in. If they dont watch it though it falls on deaf hears.

The shield is the best show I've ever watched.
Show Spoiler:
I've never been so affected as when Shane threw the grenade in Lems car.
I was stunned into
silence for an hour after.

Have watched the first 4 seasons of the wire but havent taken to it as much as the shield. I think shows like that need one central character to love or hate right through to the end. I also thought the wire was a lot more predictable than the shield.

That said, I was a bit dissapointed with the conclusion of the shield. But at the same time it was the ending few were expecting.

Will give the wire another go from season 4.

The interaction between dutch and claudette really stands out through all the series.
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby Danthefan » September 19th, 2009, 9:39 pm

Spoilers BlueBlood, ffs!
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby Grumpy Old Man » September 19th, 2009, 10:21 pm

Prime Suspect anyone?
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby BlueBlood » September 20th, 2009, 2:20 am

Danthefan wrote:Spoilers BlueBlood, ffs!


shite :oops:
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby Scott » September 20th, 2009, 10:06 am

Grumpy Old Man wrote:Prime Suspect anyone?


Helen Mirren. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5JAPkvnyso Huba huba
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby pookie » September 21st, 2009, 4:41 pm

X-files and Californication a bit of a David Ducovney theme ..but still good
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby Donny B. » September 22nd, 2009, 12:56 am

pookie wrote:X-files and Californication a bit of a David Ducovney theme ..but still good
Weeds


Weeds is fecking hilarious as is Californication. Both are Showtime shows but suffer in Ireland through being shown at cr@p times by channels who don't appreciate them. 30Rock has a similiar problem.
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby Donny B. » September 22nd, 2009, 1:03 am

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The daddy of all situation coms. Tonight was yet another night I tried to explain an episode that fit the exact situation we were in. If they dont watch it though it falls on deaf hears.

The shield is the best show I've ever watched.

Have watched the first 4 seasons of the wire but havent taken to it as much as the shield. I think shows like that need one central character to love or hate right through to the end. I also thought the wire was a lot more predictable than the shield.

That said, I was a bit dissapointed with the conclusion of the shield. But at the same time it was the ending few were expecting.

Will give the wire another go from season 4.

The interaction between dutch and claudette really stands out through all the series.


Can't see how you think the Wire was predictable. Main Characters were dying all the time very unexpectedly.

Last series of the Shield was a bit of a disappointment tbh. The plotting became so ridiculously convoluted it was like they were spinning out the story to cover a whole series. However I did like the ending, which I didn't see coming.
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby gfo » September 22nd, 2009, 11:17 am

Scott wrote:
Grumpy Old Man wrote:Prime Suspect anyone?


Helen Mirren. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5JAPkvnyso Huba huba


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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby Danthefan » September 22nd, 2009, 4:02 pm

Nearly at the end of season 2 of The Shield now and I have to say I'm hooked. It's a completely ridiculous show but very entertaining.
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby Scott » September 22nd, 2009, 4:19 pm

Watched Extras over the weekend! Only 12 eps but brilliant stuff. Better the The Office for me
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby FrankBurke » September 23rd, 2009, 8:04 am

Robin Hood is good escapist fun!
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby Scott » December 18th, 2009, 1:01 pm

Anyone seen Mad Men? Seasons 1 & 2 are up on the RTE Iplayer. Worth a watch?
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby BarryP » December 18th, 2009, 1:21 pm

Scott wrote:Anyone seen Mad Men? Seasons 1 & 2 are up on the RTE Iplayer. Worth a watch?



ys, well worth a watch - really really good
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby johng » December 18th, 2009, 2:40 pm

BarryP wrote:
Scott wrote:Anyone seen Mad Men? Seasons 1 & 2 are up on the RTE Iplayer. Worth a watch?



ys, well worth a watch - really really good


Season 3 finished a month or 2 ago. There are loads of torrents of it around.

Very stylish etc. The thing I don't like about it is that you feel nothing for any of the characters. Season 3 is better. I is not bad. But season 2 is not great.
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