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HBO GO + The Wire = ZERO Productivity

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by embowafa, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. Gassyndrome

    Gassyndrome Well-Known Member

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    Agreed - what precisely are we meant to feel for Ziggy?
     
  2. Omar1223

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    ziggy was annoying but at the end i felt sympathetic towards him. like so many other characters he was just trying to "make it" in the best way he thought
     
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    Fuck Ziggy and fuck discovering this thread at 1 in the morning. So tired...
     
  4. Dr Huh?

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    What does this comment even mean? You're being vague, and rather smug.
     
  5. Omar1223

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    i think lawrencemd summed it up well. chris was many things, rat bastard is not one of them. he was a loyal soldier to the end. he also shows a caring side for some of his younger proteges (you know who, not going to name names)

    one of the biggest themes of the show is that people cannot escape the situation they are thrust into. chris made the best with what he had. the wire also showed that society's "normal" rules do not apply to the world in which marlo, avon, prop joe and omar operate. many things are justified b/c as omar so famously puts it, "It's all in the game." in this world, reputation and loyalty matter and those were some of chris's best qualities.

    also those people you bring up, no one put a gun to their head and asked them to join "the game." they were willingly involved in it. like mcnulty says, "if you play in dirt, you are going to get dirty." all those people chose to play in the dirt.
     
  6. Neo_Version 7

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    Favourite characters:
    - Bodie
    - Wallace
    - Colvin

    While there were interesting characters on the political side, I never really liked anyone there. Maybe Senator Davis.

    Speaking of, Wire fans should check out The Good Wife. In the last two episodes, the actors who portrayed Rawls and Davis guest starred. Previous seasons had Bodie, Nick Sobotka, and the aforementioned Chris Partlow guest star too.
     
  7. embowafa

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    Goddayum...that Hamsterdam sure did devolve into a shit show...even Bubbs is disgusted. I can't imagine something like that being able to exist in real life. Any of you guys know if a designated drug area is based in reality?
     
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    Just got to Ep 34...gay bar scene....AHHHHHHHHHAHAHHAHAHAHA...it all makes sense.
     
  9. Omar1223

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    ^^^^^that cracked me up. i had to watch it again to make sure it was him.
     
  10. embowafa

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    I'm gonna start posting with spoiler tags just in case some new guys show up...

    OMAR + BROTHRE MOUZONE = STRINGER GOT GOT :bounce2:
     
  11. Neo_Version 7

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    ^ I like how they shoot him in mid-sentence.
     
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  12. Anthony K

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    I'll waste countless hours at work watching The Wire clips on youtube (I'm doing it right now :slayer: )

    Even though he turned into a snitch (which really pissed me off), Stringer Bell will always be my favorite character. I think it was his business mind that always spoke to me. The other thing that pissed me off, was that little shit Kenard being the one that finally finished off Omar.

    Brother Mouzone bitching about his magazines always cracked me up. Slim Charles was another favorite character of mine. One of my favorite scenes is when he kills Cheese. His gun appeared out of nowhere and without hesitation, he put one in his skull.

    Damn, I miss this show!
     
  13. Joffrey

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    Yeah I was doing it til after 1am this morning. I'm trying hard not to pass out in my office now
     
  14. uninkco

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    ^ take a quick nap, you need to be alert to catch all the details

    Glad to have found this thread to share my love for the greatest show ever created...
     
  15. embowafa

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    That's for sure. I think I'm going to stop watching at the office because you need to devote every waking second to this thing.

    This guy has some great reviews of every episode...

    http://sepinwall.blogspot.com/

    Links to the seasons are on the bottom right.

    He really points out tiny details that you otherwise wouldn't have noticed. Makes appreciate the show that much more.
     
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    when stringer gets got, its really interesting to note the symbolism. one is he is running up just like he was in real life. also its really interesting if you think about hit, he gets killed by the most "street" character (omar) and arguably the most polished(brother muzzone). his killing parallels his own life in him trying to balance this street life with a legit corporate one, you know?

    not my own analysis, read this somewhere but cant remember where.
     
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    Why the hell didn't just jump out of one of those giant windows? He was at most three floors up
     
  18. Omar1223

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    anyone here watch boardwalk empire? how does it compare to the wire?
     
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  20. Joffrey

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    It doesn't. Completely different shows. The story telling in the Wire is better but I'm also a big fan of Boardwalk. Also, The Wire was a bit preachy, Boardwalk definitely isn't.


    What? I'm talking about Stringer Bell's warehouse scene.
     

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