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Does it get any better? series 1 is immense, this is sloooowww.
i didn't find it slow, but it's really good so you should stick with it.
So far I've found that each series is better than the next though.
I just ordered series 3 so that there's no gaps :D
Also: Ziggy is a total douche
Also: IS THAT ADAM SANDLER?
Stick with it. It really is like a visual novel.
It's sodding brilliant.
I actually thought Season 3 was worse on second viewing.
stick it out
There's a reason why episode 6 is called "All Prologue"
But so far I'd definitely say that Season 2 was the most depressing and downbeat of all The Wire seasons. They're some proper harrowing moments towards the end that stayed with me. It's all a bit glum overall.
i'm finding season 4 far bleaker, simply because the core subject being involved in all the gangstering is far, far grimmer.
(and Bubbles) are all such horribly convincing actors.
And season 5 was very downbeat too I thought for the following reasons;
* You knew it was the last season
* It really wasn't THAT good (apart from the last three)
* Quite a lot of deep, nasty shit goes down (I won't spoil like the prick earlier up the thread re: season 2)
But most people I know who've watched through the whole thing again (myself included) find it massively improves the second time around. The first and final seasons aren't as good though. That's just what I thought, mind...
the second time around. Although Generation Kill may have had some hand in that.
Glad they got rid of him(ish) for the last few episodes. Though him going off the way he did took me COMPLETELY by suprise. The RSPB should've done him in, too.
I finished 2 last night, 3 came in the post this morning. I was kind of hoping for a break, but I wont be able to stop myself :D