HBO GO + The Wire = ZERO Productivity

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  1. embowafa

    embowafa Senior member

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    Yeah, I knew what I was getting myself into. I'm not going to begrudge any discussion of the whole show.

    I did a search of Wire threads and there didn't seem to be too many good ones.

    This would be a cool place to deposit any of those Wire clips you were referring to.
     
  2. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    Technically its more baWlmore.

    And yeah hbo go is sick. Watched sopranos, game of thrones and some movies in record time. Didn't get much sleep. The wire is up next.

    :slayer:
     
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    I was just kidding. all new info will be inside spoiler tags.

    as for classic clips:

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  4. embowafa

    embowafa Senior member

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    He's a complete self-serving asshole, but I really like Rawls. What does that say about me.
     
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    Apart from ziggy there's no significant character I didn't like on that show.
     
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    Gassyndrome Well-Known Member

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    Agreed - what precisely are we meant to feel for Ziggy?
     
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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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    Joffrey Senior member

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    Fuck Ziggy and fuck discovering this thread at 1 in the morning. So tired...
     
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    Dr Huh? Senior member

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    What does this comment even mean? You're being vague, and rather smug.
     
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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.
     
  11. 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.
     
  12. embowafa

    embowafa Senior member

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    Ramblings of a Wire n00b:

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

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