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Old 06-03-2010, 09:30 PM   #1
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USA Amazon Gold Box DotD: The Wire Complete Series DVD set for $89.99--worth a blind buy?

The Amazon Gold Box Deal of the Day is for The Wire Complete Series DVD box set at $89.99. Apparently the lowest this has ever been was $81.99 in a similar GB deal in January. It usually goes for ~$129.99 apparently.

Is it worth a blind buy? I've never seen the series but I love cerebral, thought-provoking television, and crime dramas...

EDIT: And I read the show would need to be re-scanned for HD from the film elements (is this true?) so a BD release would likely be a long while, if ever.

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If you like crime dramas, then I'd say it's most definitely worth it. It's one of the best television shows I've ever seen.
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My favorite show ever, definitely worth a blind buy.
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Thanks, I streamed the first episode to my TiVo and decided to get the set.

Based on that episode, there is something strangely engrossing about the show. It doesn't seem like it should be great, yet there seems to be something...simmering under the surface. It's difficult to explain. I'm not eager to see more, but very interested to see more.
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Thanks, I streamed the first episode to my TiVo and decided to get the set.

Based on that episode, there is something strangely engrossing about the show. It doesn't seem like it should be great, yet there seems to be something...simmering under the surface. It's difficult to explain. I'm not eager to see more, but very interested to see more.
That's a great description...wait til you see what's simmering and how it gets to the surface. It was great drama....one of the best HBO series ever

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