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Best Season?

Best Season?

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    jacksback21

    [1]Apr 14, 2008
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    I've started watching The Wire in the last few weeks and it's fantastic (obviously) but just wondering what everyone thinks is the best season?

    I've watched the first 2 seasons and am struggling to decide which I prefer, does it get even better?

    Edited on 04/14/2008 4:38pm
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    domino87

    [2]Apr 14, 2008
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    Theres another thread dealing with this topic, and everyone liked different seasons the best.

    For me, Season's 3 and 4 were absolute masterpieces with no real flaws. The only way I can decide on which one is better is to flip a coin.

    So yes, it DEFINITELY does get even better.

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    jacksback21

    [3]Apr 16, 2008
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    I looked for another thread but couldn't find one, and wasn't gonna go clicking in any old thread because I don't want to be spoiled.
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    Swink17

    [4]Apr 16, 2008
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    I agree with domino87, seasons 3 and 4 were amazing, but then again the whole show is a masterpiece, so the differences between seasons are tiny. At least to me, anyway. But if I have to choose, then I'd go with season.... 4!
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    Monta8

    [5]Apr 16, 2008
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    domino87 wrote:

    Theres another thread dealing with this topic, and everyone liked different seasons the best.

    For me, Season's 3 and 4 were absolute masterpieces with no real flaws. The only way I can decide on which one is better is to flip a coin.

    So yes, it DEFINITELY does get even better.

    Co-sign.
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    jacksback21

    [6]Apr 21, 2008
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    I've been watching season 3 and its another level, so brilliant. And by the looks of it season people think season 4 is even better. I can't wait.

    Is season 5 bad or just not as good as previous seasons?
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    domino87

    [7]Apr 21, 2008
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    Season 5 is an instant classic just because it wraps up the remaining storylines of the greatest show ever. BUT it did have problems because they had to fit it all into 10 episodes. I think part of the reason some people were so harsh on S5 was because everyone had seen how good this show CAN be, so when it had the slightest drop of quality, they criticized it. It's not bad by any means, just not on the same level(perfection / damn near close to it) of 3 and 4.
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    nicmar19422

    [8]Apr 23, 2008
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    I have always considered the Wire to be like a truly great novle each season builds on the over all naritive and they are hard to truly seperate. as for season 5 it was what most people consider the weakest chapter but don't let that fool you it is still far better than anything else on television.
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    Halloweenbaby

    [9]Apr 27, 2008
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    I definitely agree with the above posts. Season 4 is my favorite but it's all brilliant.

    And DEFINITELY stay off other threads because you don't want to get any spoilers. Have fun!

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    sistermt

    [10]May 7, 2008
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    I love my job sometimes cause I get to put certain DVDs on show and convert folk who come in to watch them.

    And many is the time I've strayed onto the subject of The Wire.

    One guy took a double bill of The Wire S4 and The Shield S6 - what a combo that is.

    I love the fact that the penultimate episode has the bang - and the last one tends to be more reflective. I've just caught up on S3 - and wow, what a bang.

    Huge huge epic stuff going down here. S3 now has the slickness that the early seasons lacked - genius from beginning to end. And its gets even better from here?????

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    sibowittz

    [11]Jun 2, 2008
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    Season four was definetley the best season in the series!!!
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    SpideR_CentS

    [12]Jun 4, 2008
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    First off I loved every season of the wire. but I would rate them like this

    Best - Seasons 1 & 4

    Next - Seasons 3 & 5

    Last (but still awesome) - Season 2

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    Rastamo

    [13]Jun 14, 2008
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    I loved every season of the wire too

    Best 3 and 1
    next 2 and 4
    5 but still great
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    sidious618

    [14]Jul 1, 2008
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    I felt that the show got better by the season so 5 would be my favorite. 4 is a very close second, though.
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    malcovio

    [15]Jul 2, 2008
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    agreed. 4 and 5 were the best. they got the message of the wire across the best. they were more forceful and angry than the others.
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