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Generation Kill: Exclusive Clip
The Wire goes off to war

03 March 2009  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  

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Opinion is divided among certain members of the Empire office about whether The Wire is the greatest TV show ever or simply the greatest thing ever. Either way, it's pretty darn good - so colour us excited about the DVD release of the follow-up from creators David Simon and Ed Burns, Generation Kill. And here's a world exclusive clip from the show.

Generation Kill is a mini-series following the fortunes of the 1st Recon Marines during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, based on the book by Rolling Stone reporter Evan Wright. It's got the same microscopic attention to detail as The Wire but, y'know, with bigger guns.

The series is out on DVD on Monday March 9.


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SOPRANOS
Sopranos is the best series going without a doubt More

Posted by batmancian at 16:50 on 08 March 2009 | Report This Post

RE: The Wire is good, but....Soptanos is better
You're all wrong. Sopranos is the best More

Posted by Workshed at 15:18 on 05 March 2009 | Report This Post

RE: The Wire is good, but....
L: Evil_Bob I watched the first two seasons of the Wire and thought it was fucking boring. I watched the first episode of Generation Kill and thought it was fucking boring. Meticulous attention to detail is all well and good but when its fucking boring then what is the point in having meticulous attention to detail? feel sorry for you. More

Posted by Bickle at 14:49 on 05 March 2009 | Report This Post

RE:
i dunno i would say that firefly is a fairly bitching show and could be the greatest alongside arrested development!!but yes the wire is very immaculate!!and is up there!!but i dunno as far as characters go!!firefly and arrested all the way!!this new show here looks quite like "over there" More

Posted by prodigylover at 23:15 on 04 March 2009 | Report This Post

The Wire is the greatest thing ever. Fact. Arrested Development is the second greatest thing ever. Then Firefly, then Buffy. I've only seen two seasons of BSG so i have yet to see them fuck themselves over, but I can't really see how anything starring the legend that is Gaius Baltar can ever be bad. More

Posted by silver_screen_guy at 22:39 on 04 March 2009 | Report This Post

RE: The Wire is good, but....
I watched the first two seasons of the Wire and thought it was fucking boring. I watched the first episode of Generation Kill and thought it was fucking boring. Meticulous attention to detail is all well and good but when its fucking boring then what is the point in having meticulous attention to detail? More

Posted by Evil_Bob at 22:06 on 04 March 2009 | Report This Post

RE: The Wire is good, but....
BSG? The greatest show EVER? Its obvious the writers had no idea where they were heading with the show - retconning FIVE major characters for example. Even Ron D. Moore admitted they 'worked out' Ellen Tigh was a cylon half way through season 2. I watch BSG but only because I want to see how its ends having stuck with it for four seasons but it looks more like a soap opera with each episode this season. Compare that to The Wire - absolutely meticulous in its attention to detail and carefully More

Posted by scruffylooking at 15:38 on 04 March 2009 | Report This Post

RE: World Exclusive?
It's also been televised over here, on FX for ages now. I wasn't impressed to be honest. "I'ma gunna shoot me some rag-heads hyuk hyuk" ...that's nice Brian McYankee, here's a gun, run along now... there's a good boy *pats head* I'm sure i would have been more interested if Over There hadn't just been on only half a year ago. More

Posted by christofurr at 11:53 on 04 March 2009 | Report This Post

IT'S FASHIONABLE TO CALL "THE WIRE" THE BEST, BUT.......
I suspect that is just so you guys can feel a little bit superior,safe in the knowledge that very few people have seen it. Of course I myself have run into a similar problems when I drone on about "FIREFLY" (don't upset the Browncoats, they got no sense of humour regarding premature cancellations!) For me, I'll say The West Wing was my best show ever. More

Posted by boredbluekoala at 23:01 on 03 March 2009 | Report This Post

The Wire is good, but....
sorry, I gotta stop you all right there before this gets way out of hand....the reimagining of 'Battlestar Galactica' is the greatest TV show ever - period. ('Generation Kill' is awesome though) More

Posted by fang at 20:43 on 03 March 2009 | Report This Post

World Exclusive?
Hardly, the whole show has already been televised in the US. Oh and The Wire is the greatest THING ever. Generation Kill ain't too shabby either. More

Posted by Steve Irwin at 19:20 on 03 March 2009 | Report This Post

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