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    Two episodes into Succession and I'm already a bit weary of the storyline. Season's 1 and 2 had multiple storylines going at once, bouncing back and forth between them, keeping the viewer interested. So far this season just the one and only two settings. I'm hoping it kicks up the next episode.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Eric View Post
    Two episodes into Succession and I'm already a bit weary of the storyline. Season's 1 and 2 had multiple storylines going at once, bouncing back and forth between them, keeping the viewer interested. So far this season just the one and only two settings. I'm hoping it kicks up the next episode.
    Wow, I have had the complete opposite reaction. So far I think the show is knocking it out of the park. One of the best written and acted shows on TV right now IMO. I have liked each season better than the last so far. Season 1 I liked, but I had problems with some of it. Season 2 I thought was a lot better, and so far I am loving season 3. I don't mind the single storyline angle myself.

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    My wife and I started watching HBO's "The Wire" last night. I have seen it before and think it is one of the best series of all time, but my wife has never seen it, so it will be fun watching what happens with her.

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    Caught last weekend’s Saturday Night Live on DVR last night with host Jason Sudeikis. I think it was one of their best shows of the last 10 years. Sudeikis was in every skit and brought back several of his characters from when he was a regular. I got at least a chuckle or two out of every skit, and weekend update was consistent as usual. I even liked the musical guest Brandi Carlyle, who is an artist I need to explore further. I only have one of her albums, but think it is great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveSly View Post
    My wife and I started watching HBO's "The Wire" last night. I have seen it before and think it is one of the best series of all time, but my wife has never seen it, so it will be fun watching what happens with her.
    I've never seen it, and really want to start doing this sometime.
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    I second the praise for the Wire. I still think it's the best TV show made.
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    I've watched The Wire 3 times and I'm about ready to watch it again. Probably the best US show ever for me.
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    The Wire was so damn good. Easily in my top 10 which off the top of my head includes Breaking Bad, Six Feet Under, Justified, The Leftovers, Peaky Blinders, Deadwood and Dexter (up until the last couple seasons)
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveSly View Post
    Caught last weekend’s Saturday Night Live on DVR last night with host Jason Sudeikis. I think it was one of their best shows of the last 10 years. Sudeikis was in every skit and brought back several of his characters from when he was a regular. I got at least a chuckle or two out of every skit, and weekend update was consistent as usual. I even liked the musical guest Brandi Carlyle, who is an artist I need to explore further. I only have one of her albums, but think it is great.
    With their new batch of writers, pretty much the entire new season has been good. Even the episode hosted by Kim Kardashian was much funnier than I would've expected an episode hosted by Kim Kardashian to be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    I've watched The Wire 3 times and I'm about ready to watch it again. Probably the best US show ever for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by progmatist View Post
    With their new batch of writers, pretty much the entire new season has been good. Even the episode hosted by Kim Kardashian was much funnier than I would've expected an episode hosted by Kim Kardashian to be.
    I agree. I was not aware that the show had new writers, but something has definitely changed and every show this year has been pretty solid. Agree the Kardashian show was much better than expected. The next host is Kierin Caulkin from "Succession". That should be an interesting one. People who have written SNL off should really give it another shot this year as they have upped their game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveSly View Post
    Wow, I have had the complete opposite reaction. So far I think the show is knocking it out of the park. One of the best written and acted shows on TV right now IMO. I have liked each season better than the last so far. Season 1 I liked, but I had problems with some of it. Season 2 I thought was a lot better, and so far I am loving season 3. I don't mind the single storyline angle myself.
    My issue was that I felt there was little progressions from Ep 1 to Ep 2. I did like that the writers didn't fill Ep 1 with a bunch of exposition to "catch up" new viewers, they just jumped in the deep end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Bails View Post
    I've never seen it, and really want to start doing this sometime.
    I thought The Wire was a prerequisite for this group.
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    ^ I haven't seen it either, but the high praise here will lead me to check it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Eric View Post
    I thought The Wire was a prerequisite for this group.
    I feel like a total failure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Bails View Post
    I feel like a total failure.
    I expect you back in 3 months wondering how the hell you never got round to watching it before
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    I tried to get my wife to make The Wire one of "our shows" years ago but she wasn't interested. She likes "true crime" stuff but has zero interest in this type of thing. I'll have to watch it in my spare time. But I'm still working my way through Bosch. Just finished season two. Damn, even better than season one.
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