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The WIRE. Is it as good as the reviews, the critics

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S1ur Sun 31-Aug-08 22:19:01

and my mates say it is?

Because if so I'll buy it off amazon now.

Habbibu Sun 31-Aug-08 22:20:18

Oh GOD YES IT IS MARVELLOUS. It really is - buy it buy it buy it. Best thing ever.

S1ur Sun 31-Aug-08 22:23:16

ok. So fairly good then grin

Habbibu Sun 31-Aug-08 22:27:17

Oh, yes. And Aitch loves it too, and she's a Professional TV Watcher.

policywonk Sun 31-Aug-08 22:34:07

DP is trying to download three series from a BitTorrent site at the moment. I keep making him turn it off because of my MN habit.

Anyway he says it's tops, and he hardly watches any telly at all.

Habbibu Sun 31-Aug-08 22:35:49

Have never worked out Torrent stuff. It's super-good, pw, haven't you watched it? It's clever clever thoughtful tv at its best.

S1ur Sun 31-Aug-08 22:35:49

well, there's at least three mners whose judgement I'd trust.

<psst tell him rap id sh are is better>

Habbibu Sun 31-Aug-08 22:36:13

Have never worked out Torrent stuff. It's super-good, pw, haven't you watched it? It's clever clever thoughtful tv at its best.

Habbibu Sun 31-Aug-08 22:37:04

you trust my judgement? <faints with joy>

undercovercat Sun 31-Aug-08 22:37:10

is it on any of the catch up channels. itc catch up bbc i player or whatever. save you buying it. and you could watch now

Habbibu Sun 31-Aug-08 22:39:08

Nooo - it's on a satellite channel, cat. But is really worth buying, as it merits rewatching.

policywonk Sun 31-Aug-08 22:40:02

Oh thanks slur, I will. ATM it is saying the download will be completed in 1y 232d 12h 36s.

I do mean to give it a go H - DP is already a couple of series in so there's no point trying to jump in in the middle, I'm guessing.

Undercover - series 1 was on Virgin On Demand for a bit, that's how DP got addicted.

combustiblelemon Sun 31-Aug-08 22:41:16

It's £14.99 per series (for 1,2 and 3) on amazon at the moment.

S1ur Sun 31-Aug-08 22:43:34

No probs PW - he should also get ra pget while he's at it, way of doing lots at once.

Hab - of course.

Habbibu Sun 31-Aug-08 22:43:59

No, it is as well to start at the beginning. You really do have to watch it carefully - it really doesn't patronise the viewer! Another good one, though not in the same league, is Spiral - French series called Engrengages which was on BBC4 and I think there will be a new series.

S1ur Sun 31-Aug-08 22:44:08

Combust - ebay is cheaper

combustiblelemon Sun 31-Aug-08 22:46:10

Don't say that Slur shock. I ordered it last night.

<<departs thread humming with fingers in ears>>

Anifrangapani Sun 31-Aug-08 23:02:31

I have just joine MN to say The Wire is the best program I have ever seen. Season 5 is out on 22/9 btw smile

policywonk Sun 31-Aug-08 23:06:14

Welcome Ani smile

I hope you're ready to fight for your right to spell it 'program' grin

luckylady74 Sun 31-Aug-08 23:09:10

It took me 2 episodes to convert and then I had to watch it every day - all consuming.

Anifrangapani Sun 31-Aug-08 23:10:06

Absolutely - if it can be spelt wrong I will. My life is too short to worry when I have a spell checker for things where I need to look intelligent. wink

policywonk Sun 31-Aug-08 23:12:04

blush Sorry, thought you were going to say that you're an American...

Anifrangapani Sun 31-Aug-08 23:14:29

No Australian but living in the UK. I just went to a hippy dippy school where spelling was just above basket weaving on the school agenda. hmm grin

S1ur Mon 01-Sep-08 00:49:16

Ack Anifrangi - don't fret about excuses, programme vs program is up there with practise vs practice.

Thank you for your input. smile

And blaming the hippies is nearly always a good plan. wink

MARGOsBeenPlayingWithMyNooNoo Mon 01-Sep-08 01:02:30

I've sky plussed the last series so far and was wondering if I should force my dh to watch it. Thanks one and all.

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