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post #91 of 269
I was happy to see the return of a great character in episode 2. Both my brother and I said holy shit at the same time.
post #92 of 269
This week's episode of my radio show / podcast features Andre Royo ("Bubbles") and Wendell Pierce ("Bunk"). Downloadable or streamable free from this link.
post #93 of 269
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Originally Posted by limping_decorum View Post
I was happy to see the return of a great character in episode 2.

Both my brother and I said holy shit at the same time.

actually 2 great characters!
post #94 of 269
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Originally Posted by poly800rock View Post
actually 2 great characters!

******SPOILER TEXT*********

So how fucked up is it that when Avon appeared on screen, I felt like I was seeing an old friend for the first time in a year? It's hard to imagine another show making me feel like a ruthless, murderous dealer in Baltimore is my friend....

**************************

Yeah, two episodes in and I can already tell this season's gonna be a heartbreaker. Nothing ever changes.
post #95 of 269
Great piece on David Simon by Mark Bowden

http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200801/bowden-wire
post #96 of 269
I agree with Sauce's spoiler text. I thought the actor played the scene (and his subsequent, wordless scene) really well, too.
post #97 of 269
How he or anyone else from this show has not won a emmy is a fucking crime.
post #98 of 269
Anyone find way to pathologically rent Wire episodes? My local blockbuster has season 1 only. I am about to polish this off and must continue my fix chronologically. Anyone renting them from their Blockbuster store, how about online/ Netflix?
post #99 of 269
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Originally Posted by style from the heartland View Post
Anyone find way to pathologically rent Wire episodes? My local blockbuster has season 1 only. I am about to polish this off and must continue my fix chronologically. Anyone renting them from their Blockbuster store, how about online/ Netflix?

Netflix has them. That's how I saw seasons 1-3. I broke down and bought season 4 because Netflix was backlogged.
post #100 of 269
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Originally Posted by limping_decorum View Post
How he or anyone else from this show has not won a emmy is a fucking crime.


What's really fucked up, is how many folks that have never seen The Wire
post #101 of 269
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Originally Posted by mr monty View Post
What's really fucked up, is how many folks that have never seen The Wire
I have so many friends I hound about this, and to date only ONE of them has actually watched the series (and now, of course, he loves it). I have literally said to them, "It's the best show in the history of television" (which may be hyperbole, but I know it's the best show *I've* ever seen, so it's true in a way) and they still won't watch it. Some of these friends are people who will regularly download an entire television series (e.g. Alias) and watch it over the course of a couple weekends. But they won't touch The Wire.
post #102 of 269
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Originally Posted by Saucemaster View Post
I have so many friends I hound about this, and to date only ONE of them has actually watched the series (and now, of course, he loves it). I have literally said to them, "It's the best show in the history of television" (which may be hyperbole, but I know it's the best show *I've* ever seen, so it's true in a way) and they still won't watch it. Some of these friends are people who will regularly download an entire television series (e.g. Alias) and watch it over the course of a couple weekends. But they won't touch The Wire.

I have the same friends. only one of them got into it, he lives for it now
post #103 of 269
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What's really fucked up, is how many folks that have never seen The Wire

David Simon seems to think everyone is a racist for not watching the show, dismissing it as a gritty cop shoe and walking away. But season 1 IS a gritty cop show, and the damn thing is awfully demanding. I'm convinced it just doesn't work as a tv show, but rather as a movie/miniseries/filmic novel. Episodes on their own, a week apart, are not as rewarding.

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I have so many friends I hound about this, and to date only ONE of them has actually watched the series (and now, of course, he loves it). I have literally said to them, "It's the best show in the history of television" (which may be hyperbole, but I know it's the best show *I've* ever seen, so it's true in a way) and they still won't watch it. Some of these friends are people who will regularly download an entire television series (e.g. Alias) and watch it over the course of a couple weekends. But they won't touch The Wire.

I don't get this.

Four seasons in four minutes: www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWjLquLREJU
post #104 of 269
I suppose the only way to watch is the way my wife and I are now: One season per week via DVD.
post #105 of 269
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I suppose the only way to watch is the way my wife and I are now: One season per week via DVD.

yeah, then it sucks because you have to wait for the last season on demand.
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