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The-Last-Man
01-25-2006, 12:20 PM
Ok, i'm a sucker for TV boxsets, and after hearing a lot of good shit about this, i just ordered the first season on dvd.

I love the Shield, and have seen a lot of comparisons between the two.

Now i just cant wait to get the dvd's through and start watching them!

Man, buying dvd's fucking rules!!!!

Briomega
01-25-2006, 12:26 PM
Great show. Just kept getting better and better. Thank god HBO came to their senses and picked it up again.

natalie
01-25-2006, 12:30 PM
Ok, i'm a sucker for TV boxsets, and after hearing a lot of good shit about this, i just ordered the first season on dvd.

I love the Shield, and have seen a lot of comparisons between the two.

Now i just cant wait to get the dvd's through and start watching them!

Man, buying dvd's fucking rules!!!!

The Wire is one of the best shows ever but it is nothing like The Shield. I like The Shield but if you're expecting them to be similar, you might be disappointed.

Criden
01-25-2006, 12:37 PM
I'm with Natalie. It's amazing, but better and different when compared to the Shield. You will actually like characters!

MIKE D
01-25-2006, 12:40 PM
There is no comparison. I love the Shield, but it's nowhere's near the level the WIRE is.

The-Last-Man
01-25-2006, 12:55 PM
Damn. Nothing like the shield, huh?

Still, i am looking forward to watching it.

KingMob
01-25-2006, 01:02 PM
The guy that carries the shotgun and whistles farmer in the dell is one of the scariest yet funny individuals I've ever seen in a cop show.

Briomega
01-25-2006, 01:06 PM
The guy that carries the shotgun and whistles farmer in the dell is one of the scariest yet funny individuals I've ever seen in a cop show.

Omar's the shit. Favorite character on the show.

KingMob
01-25-2006, 01:07 PM
and when the hell does season 3 come out on dvd?

abuddah
01-25-2006, 01:22 PM
I just plowed through S1 and watched the 1st 4 eps of season 2.

It's an amazing show. Seems very 'true to life'. The characters are people. Not supercops or stereotypes. Just people doing their jobs and all the BS associated with it.

I too, would like to know when S3 comes out on DVD. I can't find anything on it.

hyde
01-25-2006, 03:29 PM
and when the hell does season 3 come out on dvd?
http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/newsitem.cfm?NewsID=4575
they say summer. im tempted to dl it right now but i want the commentaries.

David Aspmo
01-25-2006, 03:43 PM
Damn. Nothing like the shield, huh?

Still, i am looking forward to watching it.
Well, stylistically, they are very similar - they're both shot on location with natural light and handheld cameras, etc. And they both had the same director to establish them (Clark Johnson from Homicide: Life on the Street). But as far as storylines and characters, they are vastly different. The Wire is much more subtle and realistic (it's written by a journalist who's spent a lot of time investigating both the cops and the drug dealers in Baltimore, so it's very much based on real people and occurances), while The Sheild is more brutal and extreme and, well, fictional.

They're both quality television, though.

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David Aspmo

Criden
01-25-2006, 03:46 PM
I agree on all counts, David.

Also:

Omar: "I was thinkin' something a little less dramatical, y'all feel me?"

Best line ever.

Ryan_ZOOM_Turner
01-25-2006, 04:17 PM
This show is one of the reasons why I wish I still had cable.

Mark
01-25-2006, 04:25 PM
Get ready to start feeling severely underwhelmed when watching The Shield.

KingMob
01-25-2006, 04:26 PM
Homicide Life on the Street is better than both of these shows really.

Ryan_ZOOM_Turner
01-25-2006, 04:27 PM
Homicide Life on the Street is better than both of these shows really.
Is that still available on DVD? If it is I might need to set up a Netflix account.

Criden
01-25-2006, 04:28 PM
Is that still available on DVD? If it is I might need to set up a Netflix account.

First season came out yesterday.

KingMob
01-25-2006, 04:29 PM
Is that still available on DVD? If it is I might need to set up a Netflix account.

Yeah they should be, I bought them all as they came out. I dont think they include the law and order crossover episodes though.


First season came out yesterday.

Okay, now I'm confused, are we talking Homicide with Andre Braugher? I got a set with season 1 and 2 in the same box. After that all the seasons were seperated, there are 7 total.

Ryan_ZOOM_Turner
01-25-2006, 04:33 PM
Yeah they should be, I bought them all as they came out. I dont think they include the law and order crossover episodes though.



Okay, now I'm confused, are we talking Homicide with Andre Braugher? I got a set with season 1 and 2 in the same box. After that all the seasons were seperated, there are 7 total.
Hmm, I think I will be looking into Netflix.

KingMob
01-25-2006, 04:34 PM
Hmm, I think I will be looking into Netflix.


yeah they are all on there

http://www.netflix.com/Search?ff2_submit.x=0&ff2_submit.y=0&v1=homicide&hnjr=1

madmartigan
01-25-2006, 04:36 PM
http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/7972/thewires32bi.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

KingMob
01-25-2006, 04:37 PM
http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/7972/thewires32bi.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


okay?

Deli_Ham_Diggsy
01-25-2006, 11:29 PM
Homicide: Life on the Street was my favourite show up until I discovered The Wire. The Wire has got to be one of the best shows produced in the last few years. I just finished watching all three seasons back to back and I miss it terribly already. Time for another rewatch.

Mike Steckler
01-26-2006, 03:31 AM
Well, stylistically, they are very similar - they're both shot on location with natural light and handheld cameras, etc. And they both had the same director to establish them (Clark Johnson from Homicide: Life on the Street). But as far as storylines and characters, they are vastly different. The Wire is much more subtle and realistic (it's written by a journalist who's spent a lot of time investigating both the cops and the drug dealers in Baltimore, so it's very much based on real people and occurances), while The Sheild is more brutal and extreme and, well, fictional.

They're both quality television, though.

.
David Aspmo

Not only David Simon, but with novelist George Pelecanos on board, the dialogue is spot on. Check out Pelecanos's novels for some great crime writing.

http://www.twbookmark.com/features/georgepelecanos/index.html

Mike

Justin.Strange
01-26-2006, 07:46 AM
The Wire is fearless and destroys all stereotypes. thats what i love about the show.

Dan
01-26-2006, 07:50 AM
I'm new to the both the Wire & the Shield (got the Wire Season 1 for Xmas). But I like the Wire a lot more. Of course, I do consider Homicide the greatest non-comedy show to ever be on TV, so that might be expected.