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    I think I was sold on The Wire pretty early, especially by these two scenes:



    Yeah, I'm paying too much attention to the cops. Comparing them to the ensemble on Homicide is unfair.

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    I think I was sold on The Wire pretty early, especially by these two scenes:



    I watched the first six or seven episodes. Somewhere down the line I'll probably finish it.
    But based on that, this show feels very over-rated.

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    This popped into my feed...

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    “The Sopranos” (1999), it is generally agreed, is the show that kicked off what we know as the Golden Age. “Breaking Bad” — which started six months after “Mad Men” and ended two years earlier than “Person to Person” — marks the last show in the medium’s sudden transformation. Because “Mad Men” ended later — and because “Mad Men” ended, it felt, multiple times, with a protracted two-part goodbye where every scene felt like closure — it has the privilege and the curse of being the one to turn off the lights. At the point where “Mad Men’s” finale was slowly unfolding, it seemed bizarrely out of pace with the TV boom it had helped to spawn. While we were feverishly livetweeting it, the show seemed to move even more slowly, with a pooling energy that, looking back, is a close analogue to the bravura nothingness David Lynch displays in “Twin Peaks: The Return.” (Though the shows otherwise don’t have a lot in common, showrunner Matthew Weiner certainly has Lynch’s auteur aversion to spoilers, too.)
    “Mad Men” has had a long and lingering aftertaste. Several of its stars have done little else since the show ended, basking in post-finale glow, and yet the drama is already celebrating its 10th anniversary. But in its quiet aftermath — for while some shows end with a bang, “Mad Men” ended with cosmic infinity — it took something with it, and that’s what prompts me to call it the last great drama of that era. When “Mad Men” debuted it was still astonishing that dramas would make bad men their lead characters. By the time it ended, critics and audiences were lamenting the glut of antihero stories. “Breaking Bad” was a brilliant show, of course. “Mad Men,” with its finale, made shows like “Breaking Bad” seem obsolete — made nearly any show about an antihero seem obsolete. Don Draper was the last antihero, and unlike several of his predecessors who either died brutally or left the careers that rewarded their twisted souls, he somehow found his way to inner peace in time to (probably) go back to McCann Erickson and write what creator Matthew Weiner calls “the best ad ever made.” “Mad Men” was a remarkable show in so many ways — a deeply stirring show, in so many ways — but perhaps its highest achievement is that because it so thoroughly interrogated its characters and its premise, it functionally (and politely) made itself obsolete.

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    You read a lot of girly sites. Get pocket?
    I assume they're just one of many tools Mozilla uses for filling their feeds.
    The article is Variety. And I'd expect it's based most specifically on my Mad Men views.
    Though if it were somehow a more general occurrence, I don't know why I should be bothered.
    You're trying too hard, tranny.

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    Watching this show for the first time before Netflix takes it off. Starting Season 7 now. I love this show.
    https://observer.com/2020/05/netflix...o-max-pea /

    In its newsletter earlier this week, Netflix announced that Mad Men would be departing the service on June 9.
    Did you make it?

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    In its newsletter earlier this week, Netflix announced that Mad Men would be departing the service on June 9. The market-leading streamer, which initially made a deal with Lionsgate for the series in 2011 at roughly $1 million per episode, reportedly passed on extending the deal.
    For Seinfeld, Netflix reportedly paid more than the $500 million Universal Television dropped to reclaim The Office for Pea . WarnerMedia has s ed out $425 million for Friends, around $550 million for South Park, and roughly $600 million for The Big Bang Theory to hit HBO Max. These are likely the top of the market and the exception to the rule. But that doesn’t mean that Mad Men‘s value hasn’t more than doubled in the ensuing years.

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    Yeah just wait until AMC does the same with Breaking Bad and to a lesser extent Walking Dead who nobody even watches anymore.

    Im thinking about giving HBO my prime spot for a while and re-drop Netflix. Cant really have both.

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    Yeah just wait until AMC does the same with Breaking Bad and to a lesser extent Walking Dead who nobody even watches anymore.

    Im thinking about giving HBO my prime spot for a while and re-drop Netflix. Cant really have both.
    That's what I'd do if so many people weren't hitched to my Netflix account.

    I watched about seven or eight HBO series in 2020 and was slowing down, so I cut it 'til I get bored enough to renew. That may not be for months. I got Premier League soccer restarting and enough other stuff for now it seems. My favorite HBO show I watched recently was Six Feet Under. I would've watched it at the time had I realized it was that damn good.

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