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Looking forward to the start of The Wire on BBC2 tonight. Quite… - almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea
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dakegra
dakegra
Looking forward to the start of The Wire on BBC2 tonight. Quite impressed that it's on every night. Rumour has it that it's fantastic.

If it's half as good as Homicide: Life on the Streets, I'm sold. I had the book on which Homicide was based - fantastic read. In fact it was the first book I ever bought from amazon.com - first international purchase using the interwebs. Brilliant.

Ooh, I notice he's got a new book out: The Corner: A year in the life of an inner-city neighbourhood

*adds to Amazon wishlist*
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peeeeeeet From: peeeeeeet Date: March 30th, 2009 02:46 pm (UTC) (linky)
The seven year old show? Nice to see BBC2 has its finger on the pulse...
dakegra From: dakegra Date: March 30th, 2009 02:48 pm (UTC) (linky)
Yes. Which I haven't seen, due to it not being on terrestrial telly, and me not working out the internet for ages.

poliphilo From: poliphilo Date: March 30th, 2009 03:00 pm (UTC) (linky)
Better late than never.

stimpy_lfs From: stimpy_lfs Date: March 30th, 2009 03:06 pm (UTC) (linky)
It is very good, one of the better bits of telly to come from America, but still not up to the 10 out of 10 outstanding excellence that was The Sopranos.
dakegra From: dakegra Date: March 30th, 2009 03:10 pm (UTC) (linky)
never seen that either. I am remiss in my TV watching.
lexinatrix From: lexinatrix Date: March 30th, 2009 03:45 pm (UTC) (linky)
Homicide: Life on the Streets remains a better show. However, The Wire's strength is in its ancillary characters.

I found that I was fascinated more with characters the writers chose to marginalize than the "main" characters.

If nothing else, you'll see some strong supporting cast performances and a look at Baltimore that's more real than many like to admit.
shriker_tam From: shriker_tam Date: March 30th, 2009 07:50 pm (UTC) (linky)
Haven't seen Homicide, but The Wire is indeed awesome.
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