What's the one television series you could sit down and watch for an entire weekend from beginning to end without getting bored?
Probably the old NYPD Blue series, one of Bochco's best. Or Northern Exposure. Some 90s nostalgia.
Still searching for the right brainy quote.
with Maggie. Thanks for reminding me of the sweetness, and just in time for Spring Break. I know they can do a lot with technology these days. Do you think we cna e-edit the Prof over Joel?
I have, in fact, been known to spend pretty much an entire weekend watching it.
Best tv series ever made, Steph! I just finished re-watching the entire series again. Who's your favorite character?
Ooooh, now that's a question! I think I'd have to say Stringer - the season (3?) where things came to a head between him and Avon was without doubt the greatest piece of TV I've ever seen! (Although S2 based in the docks was my favourite season overall.) Close seconds are Omar and Bubbles. Interestingly, I didn't find the characters on the "right" side of the law as "likeable" as those on the "wrong" side of the law. I wanted to like McNulty but I found it pretty hard.
I think a re-view of the whole lot needs to happen fairly soon!!
My absolute favorite scene of all seasons...You Were Very Gentle with Bunk and McNulty.
I love me some Bunk.
Yeah, I like Bunk too! I love that scene where all he and McNulty say is "f**k" from beginning to end. The whole thing is genius!
When I first started watching it I had no idea that McNulty and Stringer are Brits! Dominic West is super posh English to boot!
I haven't see The Wire but I understand that critics generally consider it the second best show, after Deadwood. The Wire is in my Netflix queue so I will see it eventually.
Almost everyone I know who loves TV/film/screenwriting considers the Wire to be the best show ever, Deadwood notwithstanding. I'm planning to Netflix the whole thing this summer!
I wonder if there might be some issues for people with the abrupt and unfinished way that Deadwood ended. HBO cancelled it with very little warning. The producers were able to negotiate 2 or 3 movies to wrap up all of the hanging threads but it's been 7 years and those haven't materialized. Bummer.
Also, some folks only interacted with the show on a very superficial level. They loved the swearing, the violence and the nudity but they just didn't see past the convoluted language into the true depths of the show. You really need to see every episode multiple times in order to begin to penetrate the complexities of all that's happening.
"You really need to see every episode multiple times in order to begin to penetrate the complexities of all that's happening." I wonder if that isn't part of the show's problem, though. It's the only kind of show/film I've seen that uses language inpenatrable enough to evoke stuff like Shakespeare, which makes it a little unapproachable to many viewers, I think. (I still need to watch the last couple of episodes on my summer watching list...)
You know where to find me and all 36 episodes. I've been holding off on watching those last couple myself for when you can come by. Hell, now that Minnie's visit forced me to buy a bed for the spare room, you and CT can even stay here & we can make a weekend of it.
But, as I mentioned previously, there are people who enjoyed the show on a much more base level. It does have plenty of action to enjoy even if you're not a word nerd.
see, cuz choice is something for ALL THE HUMANS!
I still want to know who the sadist torturing Theon in the dungeon...
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