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« Reply #40 on: June 05, 2014, 07:25:53 PM »

Onto season 3 now. Season 2 was great as well. The bow tie brother at the end so reminded me of Gus Fring  nod
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« Reply #41 on: June 15, 2014, 10:19:16 PM »

Season 3 down, great as well.
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« Reply #42 on: June 16, 2014, 03:53:44 PM »

Quote from: Mystic95Z on June 05, 2014, 07:25:53 PM

Onto season 3 now. Season 2 was great as well. The bow tie brother at the end so reminded me of Gus Fring  nod

Wow, so true.  I watched this first so I didn't think about that .


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« Reply #43 on: June 16, 2014, 04:20:01 PM »

Though season 3 and taking a break so I don't burn through the whole series.
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« Reply #44 on: June 20, 2014, 09:31:21 PM »

Finished up S5 today and damn... I wish they had kept going, it was great!
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« Reply #45 on: July 02, 2014, 02:12:36 AM »

Season 4 is the greatest season of television of all time.

Start to finish it is perfect. Absolutely perfect.  Just frigging amazing.
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« Reply #46 on: July 02, 2014, 02:45:31 AM »

Quote from: ATB on July 02, 2014, 02:12:36 AM

Season 4 is the greatest season of television of all time.

Start to finish it is perfect. Absolutely perfect.  Just frigging amazing.

Agreed. Heartbreaking and beautiful.
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« Reply #47 on: July 02, 2014, 04:19:10 AM »

I'm slowly making my way through the first season now.  Just crossed the halfway mark, episode 7.  It's a slow burn, but it is keeping my attention and I find myself wanting to watch an episode or two a night instead of game.  That's a good sign.
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« Reply #48 on: July 09, 2014, 02:07:31 PM »

Just completed watching this again.

The first time I watched it on DVD about 6 years ago, season 2 rung out as my favorite.  The way the show moved from the streets to the ports was jarring and jarringly brilliant.

Now, I think season 4 is the greatest season of television I’ve ever seen.

Season five is absolutely the weakest of the series and this was confirmed by the fact that I remembered almost nothing about it. 
The focus switch to the newspaper was very well executed and overall it did a good job of wrapping everything up.  I didn’t remember all the main characters turning out so well at the end but was pleased by it.

Every time a character died it was an event and it was almost always shocking- not necessarily that they died- but that they were people I had come to care about whether they were ‘good’ or ‘bad.’ EVERY character was SO well rounded and this, I think, is what the Wire has done better than any show ever written: it has made ever character human and flawed, but not unredeemable. 

Upon rewatching, the death that haunted me most was that of

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Brodie. I had forgotten he was killed and I thought for sure I remembered a scene of him still sitting on the corner at the end of the show…but apparently that was at the end of one of the other seasons.  It was a gut punch.

What really surprised me is that I found myself not liking Omar as much as I did the first time through.

Because I do these things, here’s how I rate the seasons:
4,3,2,1,5 

Before it would have been 2,3,4,1,5.

Grateful for the experience.
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« Reply #49 on: July 09, 2014, 02:46:02 PM »

I am about 3/4ths through season 2 and while the jump to the ports was definitely a huge side-step, I feel like it takes a lot longer to get up to speed vs season 1.  Plus, I liked the cast in the first one a bit more even though the Greeks/Polish are great characters as well.  Definitely agree about the impact of a major character's death. 

I've been watching about 2 episodes a night and it's been drawing me away from gaming. 
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« Reply #50 on: July 09, 2014, 03:10:46 PM »

Forgot to mention my favorite scene of the show.
Early season four:

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Monk has just given 200.00 to the corner kids for school clothes so Marlo's name will ‘ring out’.
Mike refuses and starts walking off.
Marlo walks up to him ‘You too good for my money?”
Mike won’t make eye contact
Marlo:  or is you such a punk ass bitch you worried about where the money come from?
Mike immediately stiffens and starts eyeballing Marlo making it clear he won’t be punked.
Marlo looks back. Smirks, impressed, then chuckles and looks over at Chris.
Marlo: It's okay shortie...

I watched it like 12 times in a row.

Gives me chills.
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« Reply #51 on: July 09, 2014, 03:10:50 PM »

Three episodes into season 5 and I'm not sure about the direction.  Even for McNulty what he is doing seems pretty out of character, and even more so for Lester.
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« Reply #52 on: July 10, 2014, 03:33:35 AM »

Quote from: ATB on July 09, 2014, 02:07:31 PM

Upon rewatching, the death that haunted me most was that of

Spoiler for Hiden:
Brodie. I had forgotten he was killed and I thought for sure I remembered a scene of him still sitting on the corner at the end of the show…but apparently that was at the end of one of the other seasons.  It was a gut punch.

While not a death, the one that got me the worst was

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Dookie.  Seeing him go from being the one kid in the bunch with promise to shooting up in a back alley was heartbreaking

The death that got to me was actually very early on:

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Wallace.  Watching him beg for his life from Bodie and Pooh was just brutal.  Especially since he was basically in charge of raising all the other neighborhood kids
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« Reply #53 on: July 10, 2014, 02:35:34 PM »

Quote from: Gratch on July 10, 2014, 03:33:35 AM


The death that got to me was actually very early on:

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Wallace.  Watching him beg for his life from Bodie and Pooh was just brutal.  Especially since he was basically in charge of raising all the other neighborhood kids

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Yeah, that one marked a turning point where the story in S1 speeds up and you start seeing how brutal Stringer really is. Then you got the hit on D'Angelo, the wheeling and dealing he does with Proposition Joe and the meeting with Omar where he puts him on the trail of Brother Mouzone. 

I've got about 2 or 3 episodes of S2 left and the dockworkers have become a great cast of characters.
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« Reply #54 on: July 10, 2014, 06:15:50 PM »

One of my favorite scenes Motherfucker


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