The Wire (beware of spoilers)

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  1. clemsonvianj

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    if it's a rewatch then:
    when Cutty goes to the party with Slim and Bodie
     
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  2. DUCKMOUTH

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    I could see the Avon an Stringer not smoking, but all those low level brothers be smokin blunts.
     
  3. SWIMFAN

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    i fucking hate jay lansman. in season 2.

    hope that fat fuck gets got, smacking, chomping, fat fucking fuck piece of shit excuse for a human
     
  4. Lorne Malvo

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    He always destroyed me.
     
  5. Iron Mickey

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    Rewatching thanks to Houndster . On S4E11. Has ranking the theme songs by season been discussed?

    Also, does anyone else get a huge kick out of Landsman?
     
  6. -Prime-

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    Didn't Slim Charles or someone say that Avon and Stringer didn't like them getting high?
     
  7. Iron Mickey

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    Yeah. Avon also bounced those fools from his coming home party for being high. Granted, that was coke.
     
  8. CC

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    :facepalm:
     
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  9. Snakes

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    Jay Landsman was fucking awesome and the perfect comedic relief for the show.
     
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  10. Clown Baby

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    Fucking swimfag.

    Not to mention Lt Dennis Mello is fucking awesome and he's the actual Jay Landsman, making the character even cooler
     
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  11. Iron Mickey

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    Yep. Swimfag's rage is again perfectly misplaced.
     
  12. tandin

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    we did at one point. I think season 5's theme song is without a doubt the best.
     
  13. Iron Mickey

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    I'm struggling to place them. They all have merits.
     
  14. Moxin24

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    To be fair, Landsman obviously voted for Obama
     
  15. Clown Baby

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    I like the Tom Waits version from season 2
     
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  16. Iron Mickey

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    90% democrat town iirc
     
  17. Iron Mickey

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    I didn't like it the first time I watched it, but it is exceptionally gravelly blues.
     
  18. Lorne Malvo

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    Was a big fan of this one as well.
     
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  19. Iron Mickey

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    I think s3 is the worst.
     
  20. Clown Baby

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    I also love the closing montage of season 2 with Steve Earle's I Feel Alright, although season 2 is probably my least favorite
     
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  21. Iron Mickey

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    2 > 5 imo by a long shot also imo
     
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  22. Clown Baby

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    I liked season 5 just because of the closure it brought to television's greatest show

    Season 2 was shell shock at first because you're thinking "what the fuck happened to everything that was going on last season and why should I care about all these new people" but it grows on your with each rewatch IMO
     
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  23. Lorne Malvo

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    Season 2 is so awesome. Was not a fan of it the first time, but like you, I like it every time I watch. Plus it has some of the best scenes (Omar in court), D at the book club in prison, etc. Love season 2.
     
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  24. Iron Mickey

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    completely agreed

    seen it three times now and it has some of the best commentary of the entire series

    the real players always get away whether through being too far from the street, too tied up in the money, or too useful to some nefarious feds

    desperate situations create criminals; they aren't born violent

    frank's spiel about how no one wanted to help his union when ships stopped coming in and baltimore turned away from the industry but now they want to run their mouths about looking out for him is 100% on point
     
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  25. Clown Baby

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    It's also great when you look back and think about it in the scope of the show. In reality, season 1 doesn't end and then we immediately jump to season 3. Time passes, cases get colder, people stay free. All this talk is going to make me need to rewatch again
     
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  26. Iron Mickey

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    I've been devouring it. Started on NYD and am about to put in the last disc of S4. <3 this show
     
  27. Jeffrey Lebowski

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    Shiiiiiittttttttt
     
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  28. Clown Baby

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    That's why shows like The Wire fail on tv. People don't want to log in the time that addicting shows like it require. You can't just watch one random episode out of order
     
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  29. DUCKMOUTH

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    The Wire should be mandatory watching every 3 years.
     
  30. Iron Mickey

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  31. Lorne Malvo

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    I have a couple other shows I need to watch for the first time but it's definitely been too long since I watched the whole show. Will prob save for the summer.
     
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  32. Clown Baby

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    Additionally, I feel since it's been 5 years off the air, we should be allowed to openly discuss the show anywhere on the board. Caution to the wind, spoilers be damned
     
  33. Clown Baby

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    I do it annually
     
  34. Iron Mickey

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    not a surprising opinion coming from you but I tend to agree

    if you haven't seen it yet

    then fuck you

    yes
     
  35. Clown Baby

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    To prove a point, Mickey, to prove a point
     
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  36. DUCKMOUTH

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    I posted it on the last page, but this is probably my favorite scene from the series. Anybody else got a favorite they want to share?
     
  37. tandin

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    as do I
     
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  38. i am a bammer

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    one of my favorite scenes is when dookie takes the guys to see the dead body. so innocent going in, then he drops the "there ain't no special dead, just dead." so cold blooded. then everything starts to fall apart almost immediately after that scene
     
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  39. tjosu

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    It's what war is though you know? Once you in it, you in it. If it's a lie, we fight on that lie, but we got to fight.

    <3
     
  40. Jeffrey Lebowski

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    Damn good line
     
  41. TLAU

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    prob my favorite scene

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7qisQrpqUE

    close call between bubs and bodie for favorite character. probably the two characters you get the most emotionally invested in because they're in the majority of the show. and both of them are "good people." I know one is a drug addict and the other a drug dealer, but Bodie does what he's supposed to and is loyal and all that and Bubbles is just trying to get by and in the end get/stay clean. Guys did a fantastic job developing these two characters.

    Always liked this scene too. Barksdale tellin Marlo how it's gonna be

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kQLgWw9aRw
     
  42. Can I Spliff it

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    well, it turns out there IS My Little Pony /The Wire fan art
     
  43. Verbal Kint

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    I think the most genious thing about the show is that some of the main characters are drug dealers and users and they don't try to make them 'good guys' but they humanize them while also not demonizing them. Bodie started out as kind of a hot headed jerk that then killed his friend, one of the more 'innocent' characters on the show, yet by the end you felt terrible when he got got himself. Bubs' decisions led to a yougn kid OD'ing but you still rooted for him. Stringer was ruthless and ordered the hit on another one of the more 'good' characters yet I kind of wanted him to succeed. Marlo can burn in hell though
     
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  44. Jeffrey Lebowski

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    "Ain't no shame in holding on to grief, as long as you make room for other things too"

    Damn Bubs, right in the feels
     
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  45. TLAU

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    If I could skeet spit through my teeth over the internet, I would. Nothing innocent about Wallace. Everyone tried to do a feels when he got shot. Fuck that noise he started getting high on their supply til he was a straight junkie and snitched. Shoulda stayed at grandma's. The game ain't for everybody.
     
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  46. Lemmy Caution

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    go on
     
  47. Verbal Kint

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    Disagree. His mother was a strung out junkie that didn't care where he was. He was sleeping in an abandoned building taking care of a bunch of homeless kids and making sure they went to school every day. He was selling drugs yea but do you really think that if he came from a stable family life he would've been out there on the streets? Of course not. He started getting high after he saw the mangled body of a guy he identified to his boss as one that robbed them and freaked out at what they did to him. If you really think Wallace was some hardened criminal that was unredeemable then you're either crazy or not thinking straight.
     
  48. Can I Spliff it

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    last post of the brony thread. I'm on mobile, someone else will have to copy it here
     
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  49. Houndster

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    I think he was saying he was just too soft for the game, which he was.