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Old 1st Apr 2011, 19:50   #171
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If I remember right, it took us a while to get into it (although that seems to be the case with many series.) I would say that you should watch the rest of the first season - if you're not hooked, it may just not be your thing.
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Old 3rd Apr 2011, 12:02   #172
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It was the third series before it really started to click for me. I liked the first two, but they seemed lacking a certain something and I remember watching it and wondering what all the hype was about. Good? Yes. Brilliant? No. Then the third series started and it all seemed to jump up several notches.
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It only took one episode for us to be hooked.
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Old 4th Apr 2011, 14:10   #174
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Sounds like I must really at least go the whole of the first season. *Starts clearing schedule*
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I'd agree that it's a slow burn. It took at least four or five episodes for us to really get hooked.
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Although we were gripped by Season One, it was only in Season Two with Frank Sobotka's story, that I really felt emotionally attached to the whole enterprise. I think I'd like to watch it all over again in a year or two.
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I was hooked by the end of the first episode, season one.

As a terrestrial viewer, it was the TV highlight of 2009 when the Beeb aired all five seasons on BBC2.
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I'd have never been able to watch it like that - I'd have missed some episodes for certain and not been able to keep up, and we loved being able to watch two or three episodes in a row (i.e. one day then the next) to keep up the pace. It was hard going cold turkey when it was all over, and we still haven't found a replacement fix.
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Where The Wire is yer high quality heroin, The Shield is yer crack...
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We've made two attempts to get into The Wire, but in both cases had to give up because we can't understand the dialogue. Now, we don't understand the dialogue on most foreign movies, but we manage because of subtitles. The Wire doesn't seem to have them.
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