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post #256 of 269
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Originally Posted by milosz View Post
Really, Clay Davis is the best at his signature line? You think so, professor?
You're an idiot. Tons of characters do it, I was merely drawing a comparison.
post #257 of 269
people who think season 2 was the weakest are crazy.
post #258 of 269
It's my favorite season, but I can understand why people would rank it last. Its storylines are definitely the most detached from the rest of the seasons. Most of the main characters in Season 2 don't appear in any of the other seasons, sans Vondas and The Greek. Other than that, you only got a few cameos -- Nicky at Carcetti's speech by the pier or a quick flash of Frank Sobotka's picture in the series-finale montage.
post #259 of 269
Towards the end of Season 2, when McNulty and Bunk are scoping out Stavros, they notice how he's dressed and comment on the buttons of his blazer. McNulty notes how Stavros is very aware of his appearance. McNulty: (to Bunk) "You know, they have a name for people like that." Bunk: "Yeah--grownups." Season 2 was the shit. I can't wait to start the next season tomorrow.
post #260 of 269
I kind of want to bang Greggs.
post #261 of 269
Stringer Bell, was hands down, the best character for me. One of the only characters to try to change his situation in a positive way, by reforming the system.
post #262 of 269
Season 2 just did not measure up to any of the other seasons. Sorry man.
post #263 of 269
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It's my favorite season, but I can understand why people would rank it last. Its storylines are definitely the most detached from the rest of the seasons.

Most of the main characters in Season 2 don't appear in any of the other seasons, sans Vondas and The Greek. Other than that, you only got a few cameos -- Nicky at Carcetti's speech by the pier or a quick flash of Frank Sobotka's picture in the series-finale montage.

My favorite season is 4. I'd probably rank them 4,3,1,2,5. That said, the worst season of the Wire is better than another shows best season.
post #264 of 269
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My favorite season is 4. I'd probably rank them 4,3,1,2,5. That said, the worst season of the Wire is better than another shows best season.

big love is up there as 2nd greatest show
post #265 of 269
Five was weaker than the rest, but I call the first four a dead heat. The last suffered from a shorter season - a couple more hours to stretch things might have made them less outlandish.
post #266 of 269
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Has Cool Lester Smooth been discussed? By far the best styled detective on the show.

If you get a chance, see Mona Lisa (1986). Clarke Peters (aka Lester) plays a cold-blooded pimp.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091538/
post #267 of 269
I liked 5 a lot. Maybe it's because I'm a reporter, maybe because it was hilarious to see Tom McCarthy (of The Visitor and The Station Agent fame) act like a such a reprehensible prick. Don't ask me to rank my seasons. To me, The Wire is a single, very long movie that happens to span five seasons with intermissions after every hour.
post #268 of 269
Bill Moyers interviews David Simon
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You show me anything that depicts institutional progress in America, school test scores, crime stats, arrest reports, arrest stats, anything that a politician can run on, anything that somebody can get a promotion on. And as soon as you invent that statistical category, 50 people in that institution will be at work trying to figure out a way to make it look as if progress is actually occurring when actually no progress is.
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MAN: So what's the answer? POLICE MAJOR COLVIN: I'm not sure. But whatever it is, it can't be a lie. [...] BILL MOYERS: But it still is a lie, isn't it? DAVID SIMON: And it always will be. I don't think we have the stomach to actually evaluate this. And-- BILL MOYERS: What do you mean? DAVID SIMON: Well-- BILL MOYERS: We don't have the stomach? DAVID SIMON: Again, we would have to ask ourselves a lot of hard questions. The people most affected by this are black and brown and poor. It's the abandoned inner cores of our urban areas. And we don't, as we said before, economically, we don't need those people. The American economy doesn't need them. So, as long as they stay in their ghettos, and they only kill each other, we're willing to pay a police presence to keep them out of our America. And to let them fight over scraps, which is what the drug war, effectively, is. I don't think-- since we basically have become a market-based culture and it's what we know, and it's what's led us to this sad denouement, I think we're going to follow market-based logic, right to the bitter end. BILL MOYERS: Which says? DAVID SIMON: If you don't need 'em, why extend yourself? Why seriously assess what you're doing to your poorest and most vulnerable citizens? There's no profit to be had in doing anything other than marginalizing them and discarding them.
post #269 of 269
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I kind of want to bang Greggs.

kind of !?
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