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The Wire: Season Five (see post #1 re: SPOILERS)


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#1 of 155 OFFLINE   TravisR

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Posted December 31 2007 - 05:44 AM

The new season of The Wire starts on January 6 so I thought I'd start a thread for it.

If you have HBO On Demand, the first episode is up already. I'll refrain from posting any spoilers (even with spoiler text) but I will say that it's an excellent start to the last season.

#2 of 155 OFFLINE   Michael Reuben

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Posted December 31 2007 - 06:32 AM

For purely technical reasons, I've lost access to HBO On Demand this year; so I have a very personal interest in keeping spoilers out of this thread until the episode airs at its regularly scheduled time. Posted Image

I've added the same caution to the thread title that we had last year.

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#3 of 155 OFFLINE   Marty M

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Posted January 01 2008 - 02:29 AM

Thanks for the heads-up about HBO on Demand. Does anyone know if this season is being broadcast in HD widescreen or in 4:3 SD like the previous seasons. We only get HBO on Demand in SD, so if there is a chance this season is being broadcast in HD, I will wait until Sunday to watch the episode.
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#4 of 155 OFFLINE   TravisR

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Posted January 01 2008 - 02:48 AM

It's 4:3. I think it's safe to assume that if it was shot 1.77, HBO On Demand would have run it in widescreen.

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Posted January 01 2008 - 04:05 PM

the lie detector scene is brilliant.
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#6 of 155 OFFLINE   Marty M

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Posted January 02 2008 - 02:26 AM

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the lie detector scene is brilliant.
Please refrain from mentioning anything about the episode before the episode is actually aired. If you want to mention anything about the episode you have seen on HBO on Demand please put it in the spoiler box.
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Posted January 02 2008 - 02:42 AM

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It's 4:3. I think it's safe to assume that if it was shot 1.77, HBO On Demand would have run it in widescreen.
The version I managed to view was widescreen.

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Posted January 02 2008 - 03:03 AM

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The version I managed to view was widescreen.
The show is shot 1.33 and On Demand had it at 1.33.

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Posted January 02 2008 - 09:05 AM

Quote:
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Please refrain from mentioning anything about the episode before the episode is actually aired. If you want to mention anything about the episode you have seen on HBO on Demand please put it in the spoiler box.

sorry. didn't think I was spoiling anything since I didn't giveaway anything that happened in the scene - nor characters involved.
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Posted January 03 2008 - 05:22 AM

watched the new episode last night. Great start to another season. Can't wait until everyone has seen it so we can start talking about it.

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Posted January 03 2008 - 05:38 PM

If I recall correctly, David Simon elected to have this season shot 4:3 for continuity with the previous seasons, keep the look & feel the same through all five.

#12 of 155 OFFLINE   Robert A. Willis Jr.

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Posted January 04 2008 - 06:33 AM

Really nice start to the season.

#13 of 155 OFFLINE   Marty M

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Posted January 04 2008 - 07:35 AM

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If I recall correctly, David Simon elected to have this season shot 4:3 for continuity with the previous seasons, keep the look & feel the same through all five.
I thought that might be the case, espacially after doing this for season 3 and 4 when a lot of HBO other programming was in 16:9.
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Posted January 07 2008 - 02:26 AM

Geez no comments? Posted Image

It's a shame that discussion has become difficult this season and last because people watch on different schedules (I've seen 2 eps so far).

Anyway, good start to the season, and ep2 flat out excellent.

I love the fact that last season pays off in the knowledge that the mayor is infusing a truckloads of $$$ into education (at the expense of the cops Posted Image ). Typical "The Wire" style payoff. It happens off screen, we know it, but we don't get to witness it and feel warm and fuzzy about it. I love it.

As the awesome, jazzy closing credits of the first episode hit, I leaned back in my chair and thought "We're back in Baltimore, life is good." Posted Image

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Posted January 07 2008 - 11:45 AM

excellent start to the season! Poor Mc Nulty
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Posted January 07 2008 - 01:51 PM

The Bunk and McNulty the early years short is worth visiting a pal with OnDemand. Along with Omar and Prop Joe babies.
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Posted January 07 2008 - 02:06 PM

Quote:
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The Bunk and McNulty the early years short is worth visiting a pal with OnDemand. Along with Omar and Prop Joe babies.
Those are all also available on the HBO website.

#18 of 155 OFFLINE   Chad Erickson

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Posted January 10 2008 - 05:14 AM

I thought Ep. 1 did a good job of laying down the foundation for this year. Lots of catching up with the old characters and a good introduction to the new ones.

i watched Ep. 2 last night and loved it. i can't wait to see everyone's reactions next Monday. I bet there are a lot more posts after next weeks episode. Can't wait to see where the season takes us.

i do have to say that i am going to miss Bodie this year. For me, he was one of my favorites from the first 4 seasons.

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Posted January 10 2008 - 09:37 AM

Chad,

Was your last sentence in your post a spoiler about episode 2? Some of us do not have HBO on demand and have to wait until Sunday to watch.

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Posted January 10 2008 - 11:17 AM

Bodie died at the end of S4.


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