All in the game, yo!

I have heard good reviews about this TV Series ‘The Wire’ but never got around to watching it. After a series of comments and replies from D F Lovett on his blog post and given that I really like ‘The Night Of’, the ongoing series (which is a rarity) I decided to take the plunge. I was hooked. So instead of completing my Cursed Child, I ended up binge watching the whole of The Wire Season 1. It was really gripping. Honestly, I haven’t watched any such police drama. Detective series are a different genre, according to me. So this was a new territory.

Idris Elba is so hot. I knew he was…but this is the first time I am watching him in a series. I liked Omar , played by Michael Williams too. Irrespective of the line of work, be it police or IT , the politics that is played by the players are too similar. Sometimes you are left wondering ‘what the f**k did I do?’ just like McNulty 😉 The screenplay was very impressive. It all ended very beautifully in a full circle, not entirely the way McNulty wanted it to end. I should say that I was kind of in a haze yesterday after doing a full day of The Wire on Sunday. And yesterday it was a full day shopping trip ( it wasn’t me who did the shopping yo! ) and by the end of it I couldn’t see the roads clearly while driving back. It is not a easy thing to actually get back to work today especially with tight deadlines with my head still reeling in all that happened in Season 1. But I got to do what I got to do. Just like Omar says at the end of the season, ‘It all in the game yo!, all in the game’.

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6 comments

  1. maristravels · August 16

    Wait till you get to Series 2. I saw it when it first came out in the USA and a friend sent me Series 1 which I watched over two evenings. I was flabberghasted. Considered it the best TV in decades and couldn’t wait for Series 2. Even better. After that I watched it all again when the BBC put it on late at night over a period. I can’t fault it on anything, even the patois which meant I missed the first few minutes every time I watched while my ear became attuned to it.

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    • KG · August 16

      🙂 That is good to hear. I am not planning to start on Series 2 during the weekday. I would not get any work done.

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  2. DFLovett · August 16

    I’m glad you took me up on the advice! I often assume that people who watch Game of Thrones have already watched The Wire. You have a lot to look forward to!

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    • KG · August 16

      🙂 I am glad too. I watch TV series only on recommendation basis. I prefer movies to TV series because there is a shorter time span associated. I am too impatient to wait for a week for the next episode. GoT and now The Night Of are exceptions. Most of the TV series I have watched so far are ones that have completed their run.

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  3. wgr56 · August 17

    I’m so glad you found this. It’s only one of the best TV series EVER!

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    • KG · August 17

      👍 😀 I am glad too. I just have to have time in between for other things to do too.

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