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The Downside of Amazon Prime - Binge Watching
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: April 12, 2016 09:58AM
I got sucked into watching all seasons of "The Wire". WOW. Just.... WOW. What an engaging series. What memorable characters. What awesome acting (and apparently by many people who were actually on the streets, on the police departments, etc..). The way the show explored a main story arc each season. And the final ending was perfect.

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Re: The Downside of Amazon Prime - Binge Watching
Posted by: wave rider
Date: April 12, 2016 10:04AM
It is a feature, not a bug...



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The Upside of Amazon Prime - Binge Watching
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: April 12, 2016 10:08AM
The Wire is probably the best, though not the only example of the Upside.

I resisted watching, initially, because the only chatter I heard about it came from the glorification of points I felt were negative and deeply opposed. (I know, it's just a TV show.)

But for all the reasons you listed, it is some absolutely great TV. Great writing, great cast, great experience.

And it would have killed me not to see it three and even four episodes at a sitting. And with some of their other shows being released all episodes at once, it makes watching two or more at a time very convenient.

So many shows have movie-like production, that I want to watch at least two, and that isn't convenient with most network TV. In that case I try to record a cache of episodes and then watch them in multiples.

But The Wire- yeah.






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Re: The Downside of Amazon Prime - Binge Watching
Posted by: michaelb
Date: April 12, 2016 10:19AM
Did you get to see the Wire in HD? that is what is offered now on HBO, and it looks great, way better than the SD old version, but I haven't watched anything more than some of the first Ep again. It was a great show though, I agree.
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Re: The Downside of Amazon Prime - Binge Watching
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: April 12, 2016 10:56AM
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michaelb
Did you get to see the Wire in HD? that is what is offered now on HBO, and it looks great, way better than the SD old version, but I haven't watched anything more than some of the first Ep again. It was a great show though, I agree.
watched on my iPhone 6s. good enough for my old eyes.
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Re: The Downside of Amazon Prime - Binge Watching
Posted by: vision63
Date: April 12, 2016 01:19PM
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michaelb
Did you get to see the Wire in HD? that is what is offered now on HBO, and it looks great, way better than the SD old version, but I haven't watched anything more than some of the first Ep again. It was a great show though, I agree.
watched on my iPhone 6s. good enough for my old eyes.

Size matters!

I worshipped The Wire.
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Re: The Downside of Amazon Prime - Binge Watching
Posted by: August West
Date: April 12, 2016 02:23PM
Sopranos, 6 Feet Under, Deadwood....



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Re: The Downside of Amazon Prime - Binge Watching
Posted by: davester
Date: April 12, 2016 03:29PM
How is this the down side of Amazon Prime? It's the same issue any way that most people watch TV these days (Amazon, Netflix, iTunes, Roku, etc, etc). Does anybody actually watch anything the old fashioned way (i.e. on the TV or cable channel airing schedule) any more?



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Re: The Downside of Amazon Prime - Binge Watching
Posted by: SteveO
Date: April 12, 2016 04:56PM
Agree, not a downside. About the only TV I watch now is NF or Prime on demand, with a few PBS exceptions. I have HBO Now (for now) mostly for watching Vinyl which is only released weekly -- which sucks -- but will likely cancel that after next weekend's finale.

I started watching Transparent (love Jeffrey Tambor) but the adult children characters were too vapid and annoying (is that redundant?) for me to continue much into S2. Maybe I'll give it another shot.

The Wire was a great show all around, agree 110%. Don't forget to catch Firefly. Another too-short series but good TV.
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Re: The Downside of Amazon Prime - Binge Watching
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: April 12, 2016 05:41PM
It took me a couple of weeks, but I just went through all 6 seasons of the Sopranos on Amazon Prime. The 50% Italian side of me simply loved taking the journey once again. The 50% "mutt" in me was once again horrified by all the violence.

Uncle Junior had the best jokes though...

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Re: The Downside of Amazon Prime - Binge Watching
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: April 12, 2016 06:31PM
I don't think it's a stretch to say that TV has never been better than it's been in the last decade or so. This is all the more amazing when one considers how youth-oriented much of our culture's performing arts became during the same period. We are blessed with an embarrassment of riches.



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Re: The Downside of Amazon Prime - Binge Watching
Posted by: billb
Date: April 12, 2016 09:14PM
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The Downside of Amazon Prime

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