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who's still watching it?
who gave up?
who gave in and downloaded it?
although series 5 hasn't grabbed me the way all the others did, the journalists don't seem very interesting so far. But I'm only 3 episodes in, with the rest racked up on Sky+.
But the series as a whole is weak. Really weak alas.
I bought and watched it all on DVD about 4 months before it was on TV. I don't know how I could have ever lasted the distance watching it on TV seeing as I'm without a HD recorder...
season 1 ran five episodes a week. then there was a two week break. then season 2 ran five days a week. then there was a three week break. they then ran seasons three through five straight through but only three days a week, usually mon/tues/weds but sometimes not. rilly annoying.
i've liked watching it on TV, though. i've been taping them and watching them with my dinner. i like this routine, i'm going to miss it.
Personally, I've never seen The Sopranos, West Wing or Prison Break, so I might start watching one of those
apparently this season Claire is going to college! and she's going to get a crazy new roommate (roomie)!
I'm planning on hitting the Sopranos again afterwards, though this means watching from a DVD box set- which will be strange after the Wire, first series i've watched on TV in a while.
I've enjoyed not binging on it, three episodes a week is about right rather than 8 episodes in a day or whatever. Series 5 has been a bit crap so far though.
I haven't been taping the odd episodes I've missed, because I know I'll never catch them up. I just read the Wikipedia summaries so I'm kind of up to speed.
I can see why people put Series 5 down, but I'm quite enjoying it – not least the Templeton/McNulty parallels, which I reckon are just on the right side of overdone. Also I guess I'm more interested in seeing journalists at work than others are, even if it's not as obviously exciting as the guns'n'gangs side of things. Gus Haynes is a great character. Ditto Jay Spry. I'd happily have either one of them bluepencil the fuck out of my copy.
He's probably one of my favourite characters over the five series.
Season five isn't as terrible as the most vocal chaps on here make it out to be.
-The journalism aspect starts to get really interesting around the point where Scott goes to the Post
- The opening Bunk interrogation scene is just brilliant
Best bleak bits
- Carcetti being just another politician with big talk
- The resulting cutbacks in the Police
- Butchie's final moments
- The mixed up data
- Omar going, just like *clicks fingers* that. No fanfare, no nothing
I'm not too pleased with the fake serial killer angle, it doesn't seem too believable but I suppose it did bring the homelessness situation into the light, and the wiretaps on Marlo (which feels cold somehow). I do wonder how the serial killer plot will be tied up in the next two episodes, not a happy ending i'm guessing, what with Greggs' wee rant there..
I can't wait til 11pm
and the finale isn't on til 00:20 on thursday!
Good job i have a life, BBC
fuck you BBC2
Series 5, Late Editions
Series 5, -30-
Bear in mind these are NI times
but i find myself having to ignore the obvious stupidity of the serial killer story.
kima's baltimore version of goodnight moon was the sweetest moment of the whole show for me. it's genius was that it also captured what gus meant by his "it's not beirut" line - it's a shithole, but the writers and these characters consider it their shithole.
i will miss this show, move onto the sopranos next i think.
I'm rewatching the first 3 seasons of Sopranos to remember what happened, then finish the last three. Then True Blood methinks.. then it'll be time for Lost :DD
5 is kind of redicules though, peeps keep saying its based on a true story of a cop really put out by the system. But even though you have so much faith in the charecters and story until the shark jumpin 5 it still doesn't quite match up. Sayin that tho alot of 5 makes sense and takes off where 4 left off, I mean the Bubbles story was brilliant.
and that was the end of that.
This season hasn't been half as strong. Clay Davies' 'shheeeeeeyyyyaaaaaaattt' has been the highlight. I completely lost interest the second Omar died, which was ruined by that fucking ginger irish troll (hi, i know you're reading, you pathetic cunt).
The correct order is 4 > 1 > 3> 2 > 5