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Discussion in 'TV Board' started by IT, Jun 14, 2009.
It's incredible character development. I can't think of anything that comes close.
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.
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.
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
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
Ha yea he was hated for a reason
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.
If I could hang with any of them for one night it's Slim Charles.
"That was for Joe"
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.
"Bona fide colored lady" is still my favorite Slim line/scene.
"That's prop joe's nephew...on his mama's side".
You weren't supposed to.
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
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.
No one gets a happy ending and even fewer get a heroic one.
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.
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"
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
This is really good. https://theringer.com/the-wire-15th-anniversary-hbo-season-4-79e80c01f167
I had never seen these before. Made for the season 5 DVD, apparently.
Forgot about those. Love that they did the one with no-hard anthony
Damn man Omar stuck up his own boys?
"...But I ain’t never put my gun on nobody that wasn’t in the game.”
A man got to have a code.
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.
McNulty pulls out the half pint of Jame-o right at the desk
Edit: posted that before the clip ended, looks like it was quite a bit more than a half pint
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.
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Oh fuck yes
Yeah, I'll prob be kopping that
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.
I took that to mean that the game stay the game, only the players change.
Yeah that is probably the largest theme over the whole series.
Just finished up downloading/transferring all ~550 gigs of the 1080p Remux version
That’s a lot of fucking Wire
Wow Valchek. Wonder if he knew about Idris Elba?
but I hadn't seen before
Yeah, I'll be reading this book when it comes out
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.”
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?”