Old SDMB Threads Dealing With "The Wire" TV Show

Searches for the keyword “wire” don’t work. I have found a number of old threads from as old as 2002 by a keyword search on “mcnulty” but I suspect that’s not getting to all of them.

If you were involved in some of those threads and know of a better way to locate them, please help.

I know better than to try to revive the zombies with comments from a newcomer to the series, but I am curious what was said when they were new and active. If there’s a recent thread where the zombie issue doesn’t apply, please point me to that. I started one yesterday on the DNR concept and several posts have been fun in reviewing the characters and other aspects of the show.

Here’s a list of some of the ones I found:

The Wire on HBO - Hit or Miss?
06-06-2002, 05:50 PM

The Wire - New Season Starts 1 June
05-31-2003, 09:45 PM

Best Single Television Episode Ever
09-02-2004, 03:43 PM

The Wire - 9/19 (Season Premier)
09-20-2004, 07:02 PM

The Wire - All Due Respect - 9/26
09-26-2004, 10:57 PM

The Wire - Dead Soldiers - 10/3
10-03-2004, 09:37 PM

The Wire - Amsterdam - 10/10
10-10-2004, 10:43 PM

The Wire - Homecoming - 10/31
10-31-2004, 09:37 PM

The Wire Spoilers
12-13-2004, 06:51 AM

The Wire Finale Spoilers
12-20-2004, 06:30 AM

“The Wire” will return.
03-18-2005, 07:11 AM

How the hell did I miss HBO’s The Wire?
08-10-2006, 03:32 PM

Tell me about “The Wire”
09-08-2006, 10:12 AM

The Wire S4 Premiere :“Boys of Summer” (SPOILERS)
09-08-2006, 10:34 PM

The Wire - 9/17
09-18-2006, 03:46 AM

Wow, neat. It seems so taken for granted now that The Wire is one of the most (if not THE most) critically respected shows ever, that seeing posts saying “well, it’s OK but it’s no Sex and the City” sure seems odd.
Thanks for digging these up.

Sure thing. I was one of those HBO viewers who loved all their big name shows but had trouble getting into The Wire when it was running as a current show. The praise it has gotten at SDMB had me convinced I needed to give it another try, so I got into the Netflix route and have made it through S3 (the last 7 episodes on On Demand – which will be up with S4 next month I think).

To think that such a show could have had such pitiful coverage back when it was available to all makes me wonder how many other great shows I’ve missed. At least I got clued into Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Weeds, and Dexter before they had faded into the past.

The threads I’m most interested in finding, over the ones in my list, are from the first three seasons, since I want to see S4 before getting into old threads discussing it.

Other than “mcnulty” can you think of a good keyword to locate other S1-3 episodes?

Glad somebody else cares! :slight_smile:

I’ve had no difficulty finding old threads by searching for “wire” in thread titles only. There are threads for most of the episodes from Season 3 on.

ETA: Not sure if this works, but here is a search results post: http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/search.php?searchid=5445804

I had no such luck. One hit only. Is that because I’m not a “member” you suppose?

ETA: Tried again and had beaucoup hits! Thanks! Must not have been holding my mouth right!

“hamsterdam” brings up quite a few. I didn’t look to see if they were threads that you’ve already found though.

Searching by episode title might work as well.

Alan Sepinwall is discussing the series again on his blog. He’s at S3, Ep 4 now, but there are links to earlier discussions.

Thanks for these hints!

Since we have the Open Spoilers Discussion Thread for all five seasons going, I thought I’d bump this to see how many previous discussions on SDMB might be worth pointing to.

If you have a favorite or favorites please post a link to it/them.

Okay, “The Wire” Fans, I bit the bullet and gathered some data.

Using a keyword search on “wire” in the titles of Cafe Society threads, and getting links to the threads with more than 3 replies, here’s what’s available on the show.

If you know of other threads that wouldn’t make that search, please add them (with a link please) to the list.


Convince me to watch THE WIRE [SPOILERS] ( 1 2)
Skald the Rhymer 06-06-2009 11:52 PM
by joebuck20 70 1,694 Cafe Society

Tell me about the Wire (no spoilers, please) ( 1 2)
Illuminatiprimus 01-18-2009 02:51 PM
by Illuminatiprimus 81 1,976 Cafe Society

A quick thank you to all who recommended The Wire.
don’t ask 12-18-2008 06:44 AM
by burundi 12 316 Cafe Society

The Wire - does it get any better?
neutron star 10-15-2008 05:17 AM
by tagos 18 527 Cafe Society

Question about The Wire Season 1 (open spoilers)
woodstockbirdybird 08-27-2008 07:00 PM
by AuntiePam 7 294 Cafe Society

Is ‘The Wire’ worth watching?
Omi no Kami 04-20-2008 04:27 PM
by commasense 32 551 Cafe Society

The Wire 5.09 Late Edition ON DEMAND [Open Spoilers]
MaxTheVool 04-02-2008 12:58 AM
by Windwalker 12 409 Cafe Society

The Wire Finale: “-30-” - open spoilers after the show airs
AuntiePam 03-14-2008 07:23 PM
by Rubystreak 36 907 Cafe Society

The Wire 508 - “Clarififications” - SPOILERS ( 1 2)
xiix 03-06-2008 10:26 PM
by xiix 50 1,209 Cafe Society

The Wire 2/17/08 – “Took” (open spoilers)
AuntiePam 02-22-2008 10:33 AM
by AuntiePam 36 642 Cafe Society

The Wire “The Dickensian Aspect” (open spoilers) ( 1 2)
Rubystreak 02-15-2008 12:29 PM
by descamisado 54 3,215 Cafe Society

The Wire, 2/3: React Quotes
commasense 02-08-2008 09:55 AM
by Rubystreak 25 511 Cafe Society

The Wire, Transitions, 1/27/07
descamisado 01-31-2008 10:07 AM
by AuntiePam 47 778 Cafe Society

The Wire 1/20, “Not for Attribution”
commasense 01-29-2008 09:31 AM
by Windwalker 19 407 Cafe Society

The Wire 1/13/08 “Unconfirmed Reports” (open spoilers)
AuntiePam 01-15-2008 12:58 AM
by aliquot 17 343 Cafe Society

The Wire - Season 5 premiere - 1/6/08 – “More With Less”
AuntiePam 01-10-2008 05:12 AM
by Windwalker 48 733 Cafe Society

Come and join me in praise of ‘The Wire’ ( 1 2 3)
Made in Macau 01-06-2008 07:47 PM
by commasense 127 2,598 Cafe Society

Is The Wire worthwhile?
Mahaloth 01-04-2008 10:59 AM
by DeadlyAccurate 44 783 Cafe Society

The Wire - season finale (spoilers)
MaxTheVool 12-12-2006 10:48 AM
by commasense 38 701 Cafe Society

The Wire: Is Snoop a Girl?
Hello Again 12-11-2006 08:25 AM
by Gadarene 21 718 Cafe Society

The Wire, 11/26
commasense 11-28-2006 10:54 AM
by iluvurmom 8 213 Cafe Society

The Wire - in general
Trunk 11-22-2006 01:38 PM
by commasense 18 370 Cafe Society

The Wire - 10/01
MaxTheVool 10-04-2006 01:46 PM
by archmichael 11 327 Cafe Society

The Wire - 9/24
MaxTheVool 09-30-2006 07:36 PM
by jrepka 41 654 Cafe Society

The Wire - 9/17
MaxTheVool 09-23-2006 01:30 AM
by commasense 17 433 Cafe Society

The Wire S4 Premiere :“Boys of Summer” (SPOILERS)
Rubystreak 09-14-2006 08:10 AM
by commasense 24 511 Cafe Society

How the hell did I miss HBO’s The Wire?
Morbo 08-17-2006 11:52 PM
by Gozu 39 819 Cafe Society

The Wire Finale Spoilers
Trunk 12-21-2004 08:43 AM
by Cliffy 5 136 Cafe Society

The Wire Spoilers
Trunk 12-16-2004 11:09 AM
by Cliffy 11 226 Cafe Society

The Wire - Dead Soldiers - 10/3
flickster 10-07-2004 12:37 PM
by rpinrd 7 190 Cafe Society

The Wire on HBO - Hit or Miss?
DMark 07-10-2002 07:56 PM
by KidCharlemagne 13 271 Cafe Society