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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2010
  • MonoxideMonoxide Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2010
    i just love the quote on that one

    if they were shirts though I'd probably buy the Omar one

  • World as MythWorld as Myth Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    those are fantastic

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2010
    seeing pryzbylewski reminded me of how much i liked his character arc from fuckup to decent guy

  • World as MythWorld as Myth Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    back to fuckup and back up to decent guy

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  • IoloIolo i not L Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    ukiyo e wrote: »
    The Wire is my favorite t.v. show of all time. Just thinking about it makes me want to re-watch it all.

    Alan Sepinwall does an essay about each episode at http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/whats-alan-watching It's fascinating reading material.

    I love season four if not just for the politics and the general awesomeness that is Tommy Carcetti.

    You can tell that Sepinwall is really into the show. His interview with David Simon is fantastic.

    That is soooooo good.

    Also, oh. my. god.... (non-plot character spoilers)
    Spoiler:

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    Not buying or backing any games for myself in 2014.
  • World as MythWorld as Myth Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat

    that seems pretty fanservicey to me

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  • M.D.M.D. and then what happens? Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    i'm guessin by the end of season 1 they don't actually get barksdale do they?

  • Scipio AfroScipio Afro Registered User
    edited July 2010
    seeing pryzbylewski reminded me of how much i liked his character arc from fuckup to decent guy
    Spoiler:

  • Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood Slip Like Freudian. Playing Yourself Like Accordion.Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I've been watching the first season and so far my favorite bit was definitely Mcnulty and Bunk reenacting a shooting at a crime scene in episode...err, 4 or 5. I would post the youtube video but there's some titties in it so I won't.

    Anyway, hilarious scene.

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  • FAQFAQ Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat

    that seems pretty fanservicey to me
    Spoiler:

  • World as MythWorld as Myth Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    thanks! I was running low

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  • satansfingerssatansfingers Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Also, with season 5, I mostly had thought it was just too on the nose / black and white for the show. The one guy on the newspaper, the guy who started making everything up was just too much of a straight-up villain. Every other storyline in the show was always about how it was mainly the system at fault, and you could never really pin it all on any one person

    Not that that isn't still the case, it just doesn't seem to come across as well

    Granted, I've only seen that season once -- I really should watch it through again

    Also, all of the wrap-ups for the main characters were sublime. It was a perfect ending for the series.
    Spoiler:

  • Penguin IncarnatePenguin Incarnate King of Kafiristan Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Charlie Brooker did a special one The Wire for the BBC.

    It isn't fantastic, but it gives an outside perspective of the TV. It also has the Deacon, who is a stone-cold mother fucker. Watch it if only for him. You'll know the line I'm talking about when you hear it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXv3IKfqKmI

    Also, this David Simon interview at Vice Magazine is great if only because he's in a Hawaiian shirt, which I find to be hilarious.

  • IoloIolo i not L Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    i'm guessin by the end of season 1 they don't actually get barksdale do they?
    Spoiler:

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    Not buying or backing any games for myself in 2014.
  • M.D.M.D. and then what happens? Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Iolo wrote: »
    i'm guessin by the end of season 1 they don't actually get barksdale do they?
    Spoiler:

    :( :(
    I've been watching the first season and so far my favorite bit was definitely Mcnulty and Bunk reenacting a shooting at a crime scene in episode...err, 4 or 5. I would post the youtube video but there's some titties in it so I won't.

    Anyway, hilarious scene.

    I loved this scene as well.

  • M.D.M.D. and then what happens? Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Damnnnn got to episode 10 of season 1
    Spoiler:

  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Don't fuck with a witch Time to go VROOM!Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Hey, this thread again! One day per weekend is my Wire Day

    I finished up episode seven of season two today

    I'm still in shock from the
    Spoiler:

    But I love Stringer Bell so much. Such a great character so far.

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    I feel like a fucking celebrity in this town! | PSN: UnbreakableVow | Wii U: UnbreakableVow26
  • Penguin IncarnatePenguin Incarnate King of Kafiristan Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    One of the weirder side effects of watching The Wire is that you'll see actors in other things, things completely unrelated like Centurion or the newer Beverly Hills or Friday Night Lights and you'll get kind of excited to see that Wallace is getting work.

    It doesn't mean anything, it's just odd.

  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Don't fuck with a witch Time to go VROOM!Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Lieutenant Daniels was awesome on Lost

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    I feel like a fucking celebrity in this town! | PSN: UnbreakableVow | Wii U: UnbreakableVow26
  • Penguin IncarnatePenguin Incarnate King of Kafiristan Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Yeah, see, exaclty, it's bizarre, especially when you go back to something like Lost and you realize that was Daniels the whole damn time.

  • IvarIvar Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I watched this for the first time last year, alone. I re-watched it with a friend who hadn't seen it a month or two ago, while drinking a whole lot of Jameson and Heineken.

    It really is the best series I've ever seen.
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  • DeliciousTacosDeliciousTacos Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    One of the weirder side effects of watching The Wire is that you'll see actors in other things, things completely unrelated like Centurion or the newer Beverly Hills or Friday Night Lights and you'll get kind of excited to see that Wallace is getting work.

    It doesn't mean anything, it's just odd.

    My roommate is getting really annoyed with me at how often I will yell out "That's Bunny Colvin!" or "Clarence Royce!" while other things are on our TV.

    To the point where, if I say something like that, he just automatically assumes it's a character from The Wire without having seen it

  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2010
    Daniels is in Fringe, too. It weirds me out.

  • IoloIolo i not L Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    My wife, also a Wire fan, now accepts my squeals of joy whenever I spot a Wire actor in a non-Wire part. Although there was the 28 Weeks Later incident when Stringer Bell came on camera commanding the troops.

    I do the same thing with Firefly's cast, but there are a lot fewer of them to squee about.

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    Not buying or backing any games for myself in 2014.
  • Seattle ThreadSeattle Thread King of the Forest Camphor TreeRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I did the same thing when I spotted Carver in Orgazmo.

  • Penguin IncarnatePenguin Incarnate King of Kafiristan Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    One show I think is approaching my love of The Wire-- at least in terms of just fantastic lines-- is The Thick of It.

    "You don't fuck me! I am unfuckable! And if you try to fuck me, my ass will grow fangs and fucking snap your cock off!"

  • M.D.M.D. and then what happens? Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    lt. daniels is so awesome hahaha

  • M.D.M.D. and then what happens? Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    So I just started Season 5 now, and I hate the fact that McNulty is back to his old self.

    Is it just cause he's working these top end crimes / homicide again and no one cares? He had a good thing going for something like a year and a half in season 4 and now it's flushed away.

  • satansfingerssatansfingers Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Spoiler:

  • Penguin IncarnatePenguin Incarnate King of Kafiristan Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    McNulty is just a self-destructive alcoholic. He'd be just as fucked up if he was doing any other job than a police officer. He just can't let himself be happy for too long and now he's probably too old and fucked up to change.

    Even though he doesn't change as much as characters like Bubs, Stringer, or Marlow, he's still got a really interesting arc, because it's all about how he's pretty much always going to be the same asshole no matter what happens.

  • LucidLucid Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RkcjjY_a0Y


    I just finished season four. Emotional finale, though not as dramatic to me as the end of season 3, which was quite tense. Both great though.

    No museum needs another upside-down toilet bowl once it has one.
  • YaYaYaYa Rick and Morty forever and ever 100 years! a100timesRickandMorty.comRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    hey, that's cool, not marking spoilers for the last season

    that's totally fine

  • Penguin IncarnatePenguin Incarnate King of Kafiristan Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
  • YaYaYaYa Rick and Morty forever and ever 100 years! a100timesRickandMorty.comRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    noooooooo why did I click that

  • World as MythWorld as Myth Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    is it really a spoiler to say that mcnulty is an asshole?

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2010
    I was still bummed when he
    Spoiler:

  • satansfingerssatansfingers Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    the thing about wire spoilers is the show is so good that it doesn't even matter. i mean, i had BIG things spoiled for me and i still wasn't bothered. (season 5 spoilers ahoy)
    Spoiler:

  • lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    So I just started Season 5 now, and I hate the fact that McNulty is back to his old self.

    Is it just cause he's working these top end crimes / homicide again and no one cares? He had a good thing going for something like a year and a half in season 4 and now it's flushed away.

    in regards to mcnulty
    Spoiler:

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  • Penguin IncarnatePenguin Incarnate King of Kafiristan Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    There you go, giving a shit when it ain't your turn to give a shit.

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