People who watch The Wire

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  1. GQgeek

    GQgeek Senior member

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    Favorite scene from the show? Mine is the confrontation between Stringer and Avon at the end of an episode in Season Three.

    (If you name a scene in Season Four, make sure to avoid mentioning plot developments for those of us who don't have HBO!)


    you need an htpc :p

    1. go to www.utorrent.com
    2. install it (don't worry, has no spyware and is a very streamlined client)
    3. go to www.torrentscan.com
    4. setup a wireless network and stream everything to your HTPC/TV

    You'll find every show you could ever want on torrentscan, usually within 24/hrs of it airing.
     


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    I don't have a TV but On Miz and ddml's recommendation I caught season 1 recently on TV links before it disappeared ... Now I'm hungry for more ...
     


  3. GQgeek

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    I don't have a TV but On Miz and ddml's recommendation I caught season 1 recently on TV links before it disappeared ... Now I'm hungry for more ...

    Overall it's a great show. Season 2 is the weakest. I don't think i could rate the others in any particular order because they're all great.
     


  4. mr monty

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    One of my favorite scenes was when streetwise/player/hustler/ Stringer finally realized he got played by smooth talking State Senator Clay.
     


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    i'm rewatching season 2 right now for the first time since i saw it and i really like this angle of the show....best show ever

    has anyone ever watched homicide?
     


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    Season 2 is great. I love the portrayal of the FBI (and the actor does a great job at playing a Feeb) and thought the Customs portrayal was dead on (the white collar / blue collar difference between the two agencies). The fact that what's her name, a port police officer was working a customs related investigation was the real low part for such a realistically developed show. No way...but whatever, it was great anyhow.

    And if you don't think cops sit around and BS, or otherwise find new and interesting uses for the word Fuck throughout their day, you don't know any cops.
     


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    One of my favorite scenes occurs in Season 2 during the Bird murder trial. During cross-examination, Levy accuses Omar of being a parasite living off the drug trade. Omar responds by saying “Just like you man. I got the shotgun, you got the briefcase.”
     


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    Oh, how could I forget...Fuzzy Dunlop...the whole thing starting from Hurc talking Carver into using his own CC to put a deposit on using the wireless mic...all the way until season 4 with the "Fuzzy Dunlop" CI. That was hilarious...
     


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    Season 2 is great. I love the portrayal of the FBI (and the actor does a great job at playing a Feeb) and thought the Customs portrayal was dead on (the white collar / blue collar difference between the two agencies). The fact that what's her name, a port police officer was working a customs related investigation was the real low part for such a realistically developed show. No way...but whatever, it was great anyhow.

    And if you don't think cops sit around and BS, or otherwise find new and interesting uses for the word Fuck throughout their day, you don't know any cops.


    I don't any cops that would make a minute and a half out of it in a musical theatre type way. Maybe in the East Village.
     


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    In what season was the scene where McNulty barges into the whore house and ends up in bed surrounded by the hookers?
     


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    Has The Wire ever been nominated for a Best Drama Emmy? It may be too depressing and realistic even for critics.
     


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    Has The Wire ever been nominated for a Best Drama Emmy? It may be too depressing and realistic even for critics.

    IIRC it's the best-rated drama on television by most critical measures, but it's never done well in either viewership or at the Emmys. It was snubbed HARD at the last Emmys, which if I actually thought the Emmys had any legitimacy would have really pissed me off... but I don't, so it didn't.
     


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    i remember when they were gonna cancel the wire and i read the following editorial: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...DG1FA8O1P1.DTL the middle aged white man who wrote the piece wore a du-rag with an orange prison jumpsuit--perhaps, in honor of avon barksdale? i thought that was pretty cool. [​IMG]
     


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    BTW, did anyone link this yet? It's great.

    http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2...fa_fact_talbot

    Love this: 'Once, a man pressed a package of heroin into the hands of Andre Royo, the actor who plays the sympathetic junkie and police informant Bubbles, saying, "Man, you need a fix more than I do." Royo refers to that moment as his "street Oscar."'
     


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    ^^^, haha, that's crazy. he probably has that bag of dope on his mantle, next to pictures of his wife and kids and his bowling trophy.
     


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