The Wire (beware of spoilers)

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  1. Phil Connors

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    It's incredible character development. I can't think of anything that comes close.
     
  2. War Grundle

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    Yep. I hated Bodie in the beginning but by the end of I was sad to see him killed off. Hated Landsman in the beginning but he was hilarious by the end.
     
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  3. Room 15

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    Even Prezbo, who I couldn't wait to get off the screen at first, turbed into the man.

    I really really didn't like how Omar died though.
     
  4. TC

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    I wonder if the script called for Bodie to spit between his teeth like he always does or if the actor came up with that
     
  5. TC

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    The end of the show biases you because I had forgotten how utterly fucking stupid Prezbo was at first. Like I knew he wasn't great police but I forgot how much of a complete idiot he was
     
  6. Room 15

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    Ha yea he was hated for a reason
     
  7. Biff Bridges

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    I thought I read or saw an interview where he just did it on his own and Simon had him keep doing it. I drink a lot so that could be a complete lie.
     
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  8. War Grundle

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    If I could hang with any of them for one night it's Slim Charles.

    "That was for Joe"
     
  9. JGator1

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    That's what war is. Once you in it you in it. If it's a lie then we fight on that lie. But we gotta fight.
     
  10. bigjrock

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    "Bona fide colored lady" is still my favorite Slim line/scene.
     
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  11. steamengine

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    "That's prop joe's nephew...on his mama's side".

    -Lester Freeman
     
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  12. Moxin24

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    You weren't supposed to.
     
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  13. Room 15

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    That's fine, but just weird that a guy who can't get killed by hired guns because he has his guard up and is so good at his craft would get killed by a little kid. I'm not sure what I think would be better though so I'll live with it
     
  14. TDCD

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    I thought it was decently poetic. No matter how hard and legendary of a soldier you are, any dumbass can still take you out the second you put your guard down.
     
  15. Moxin24

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    No one gets a happy ending and even fewer get a heroic one.
     
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  16. vander02

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    Exactly, the point of his death like that was to illustrate how mortal he really was once the myth was broken. He'd be so incredibly careful and smart, once he threw that away after Butchie he was never going to last.
     
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  17. JGator1

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    Great wire quote #2000, when Gus, Price, and Zorzi are smoking outside the Sun

    "It's weird shit I gotta say, talking to a psychopath like that"
    "I interviewed Dick Cheney once"
     
  18. TLAU

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    may not have been great police but he was "smarter" than he got credit for because he didn't have common sense. Had that math/problem solving smarts though. Just such a cornball - when he narrates while zooming in on the license plate when they were tracking the burner buys. it's so cringey cheesedick
     
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  20. tigerbishop11

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    Bonafide po-lice
     
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  21. SC

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    I had never seen these before. Made for the season 5 DVD, apparently.


     
  22. BellottiBold

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    Forgot about those. Love that they did the one with no-hard anthony
     
  23. TC

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    Damn man Omar stuck up his own boys?
     
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  24. War Grundle

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    "...But I ain’t never put my gun on nobody that wasn’t in the game.”
     
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  25. SC

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    A man got to have a code.
     
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  26. War Grundle

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    Great part about those is what made the show so great. First one was showing how the "good guys" had bad in them and the last two how the "bad guys" had a good side as well.
     
  27. TC

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    McNulty pulls out the half pint of Jame-o right at the desk :laugh:

    Edit: posted that before the clip ended, looks like it was quite a bit more than a half pint
     
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  28. terrapinsfan

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    This might have been discussed already but the actor who played Marlo (Jamie Hector) is in the Amazon exclusive "Bosch". It's a worthwhile crime show if you have Amazon Prime.
     
  29. indeed

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    Spoilers yo.

    But even as he has worked to champion his community, Mr. Williams has often ended up falling victim to the perils he tried to elude there. Many of his roles have unearthed agonizing memories and plunged him into a serious drug addiction that he grapples with to this day. Indeed, the work that has vaulted him to fame has also nearly been his undoing.
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    During one particularly rough stretch in spring 2008, just after “The Wire” ended, he was on a three-day-long bender when his mother brought him to a rally for Barack Obama in Harrisburg, Pa. Earlier during his campaign, Mr. Obama had declared “The Wire” the best show on television and Omar his favorite character. When the two men met privately after the event, Mr. Williams, lock-jawed and high on cocaine, could barely speak.

     
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  30. SC

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    ABOUT ALL THE PIECES MATTER
    The definitive oral history of the iconic and beloved TV show The Wire, as told by the actors, writers, directors, and others involved in its creation

    Since its final episode aired in 2008, HBO’s acclaimed crime drama The Wirehas only become more popular and influential. The issues it tackled, from the failures of the drug war and criminal justice system to systemic bias in law enforcement and other social institutions, have become more urgent and central to the national conversation.

    The show’s actors, such as Idris Elba, Dominic West, and Michael B. Jordan, have gone on to become major stars. Its creators and writers, including David Simon and Richard Price, have developed dedicated cult followings of their own. Universities use the show to teach everything from film theory to criminal justice to sociology. Politicians and activists reference it when discussing policy. When critics compile lists of the Greatest TV Shows of All Time, The Wire routinely takes the top spot. It is arguably one of the great works of art America has produced in the 20th century.

    But while there has been a great deal of critical analysis of the show and its themes, until now there has never been a definitive, behind-the-scenes take on how it came to be made. With unparalleled access to all the key actors and writers involved in its creation, Jonathan Abrams tells the astonishing, compelling, and complete account of The Wire, from its inception and creation through its end and powerful legacy.
     
  31. War Grundle

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  32. TC

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    Yeah, I'll prob be kopping that
     
  33. bigjrock

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  34. War Grundle

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    Finished my season one re-watch last night. I wonder if they thought they were going to be renewed because they tie everything up nicely as if it wasnt renewed there was closure on a lot of things. Loved how it kind of foreshadowed the kid's season episode because just as soon as a lot of avon's crew was sent prison the youngins just stepped up like Bodie taking over for Stink Um and Poot for D'Angelo.
     
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  35. jplaYa

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  36. TrustyPatches

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  37. NoleNBlue

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    I took that to mean that the game stay the game, only the players change.
     
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  38. Arrec Bardwin

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    Yeah that is probably the largest theme over the whole series.
     
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  39. southlick

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    Just finished up downloading/transferring all ~550 gigs of the 1080p Remux version :beaver:
     
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  40. The Blackfish

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    That’s a lot of fucking Wire
     
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  41. Phil Connors

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    Oh indeed
     
  42. SC

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  43. TC

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    Wow Valchek. Wonder if he knew about Idris Elba?
     
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  44. SC

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  45. TC

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    :old: but I hadn't seen before
     
  46. TC

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  47. TC

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    Sheeeeeeeeeit.......guess the great debate has been solved

    Whitlock Jr.: Nine e’s. Yeah. I don’t know where I came up with nine e’s, but I said, “Okay, if I’m going to live with it, I’m gonna have to spell it.” I always tell people, “If you write it to me, use nine e’s. If you do any more than that, you’re not saying it right.”
     
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  48. TC

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    :pffft:

    Marlyne Barrett (Council President Nerese Campbell): In rehearsal, it did take a couple of minutes. Like, “How long are you going to do it for? How long is it going to last? I just need to know rhythmically. Is it going to be a sheeeeeeeee-it? Is it going to stop?”