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The Wire

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    Leathe?ma?Leathe?ma? Яussia Posts: 354
    Just started rewatching this masterpiece. My favorite seasons were 1, 2 and the last one
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    tbergstbergs Posts: 9,298
    Just started rewatching this masterpiece. My favorite seasons were 1, 2 and the last one
    Awesome. Originally, I didn't really like season 2, but now it's one of my favorite because of the change of pace in characters. Although, Zig is kind of annoying. I loved the Greek and how that played out in the later seasons.
    It's a hopeless situation...
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    erebuserebus Posts: 557
    Finished the series. Incredible, really enjoyed it
    mixed feelings if I would want to see more or if it ended at the right spot

    highly recommend this show to anyone who has not watched it yet. 
    1996: Toronto
    2003: St. Paul
    2005: Thunder Bay
    2008: West Palm Beach, Tampa
    2009: Chicago I, Chicago II
    2010: Boston
    2011: Toronto I, Toronto II, Winnipeg
    2012: Missoula
    2013: London, Pittsburgh, Buffalo
    2014: St. Paul, Milwaukee
    2016: Quebec City, Ottawa, Toronto I, Toronto II
    2022: Hamilton, Toronto 
    2023: St. Paul I, St. Paul II
    2024: Vancouver I, Vancouver II
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    The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there. Posts: 47,364
    erebus said:
    Finished the series. Incredible, really enjoyed it
    mixed feelings if I would want to see more or if it ended at the right spot

    highly recommend this show to anyone who has not watched it yet. 
    Which season was your favorite?

    I'm into season 3 of my rewatch. 2 is so well done. First time through I really hated Ziggy but this time I felt sorry for him more than anything else.
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    Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 33,622
    Ziggy sucks
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    The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there. Posts: 47,364
    Ziggy sucks
    He's a tragic character now, as far as I am concerned. 
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    Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 33,622
    Ziggy sucks
    He's a tragic character now, as far as I am concerned. 
    He is a tragic character but everything about him is so overboard.
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    F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commets Posts: 30,685
    I root against Ziggy.
    The love he receives is the love that is saved
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    BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, Colorado Posts: 10,576
    Ziggy sucks
    He's a tragic character now, as far as I am concerned. 
    An extraordinarily tragic character that you root for even though you know he's an ass.
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    erebuserebus Posts: 557
    It didn’t really seem like distinct seasons to me as I watched the entire series within about three weeks.
    maybe the season about the docks felt a little different but it all tied in.
    McNulty’s swing from drunk to straight laced to off the rails was my only very minor issue. The FBI profile about the serial killer which was essentially him was hilarious 

    1996: Toronto
    2003: St. Paul
    2005: Thunder Bay
    2008: West Palm Beach, Tampa
    2009: Chicago I, Chicago II
    2010: Boston
    2011: Toronto I, Toronto II, Winnipeg
    2012: Missoula
    2013: London, Pittsburgh, Buffalo
    2014: St. Paul, Milwaukee
    2016: Quebec City, Ottawa, Toronto I, Toronto II
    2022: Hamilton, Toronto 
    2023: St. Paul I, St. Paul II
    2024: Vancouver I, Vancouver II
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    erebuserebus Posts: 557
    Also I may be off my rocker, but in the season focusing on the kids in school, did one of the kids in the at risk class say something like “ I want to me a marine biologist “ and then later Bunk is telling McNulty that his kid wants to be a marine biologist? Was that Bunk’s kid?
    1996: Toronto
    2003: St. Paul
    2005: Thunder Bay
    2008: West Palm Beach, Tampa
    2009: Chicago I, Chicago II
    2010: Boston
    2011: Toronto I, Toronto II, Winnipeg
    2012: Missoula
    2013: London, Pittsburgh, Buffalo
    2014: St. Paul, Milwaukee
    2016: Quebec City, Ottawa, Toronto I, Toronto II
    2022: Hamilton, Toronto 
    2023: St. Paul I, St. Paul II
    2024: Vancouver I, Vancouver II
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    The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there. Posts: 47,364
    edited May 2020
    Ziggy sucks
    He's a tragic character now, as far as I am concerned. 
    An extraordinarily tragic character that you root for even though you know he's an ass.
    It's weird. First time through I liked Nick's character more. Now I realized Nick was more or less an asshole and Ziggy, while an annoying fuck, seemed to be more of a sympathetic figure in my eye. They're both victims of their surroundings and upbringings of course though. 
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    The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there. Posts: 47,364
    erebus said:
    Also I may be off my rocker, but in the season focusing on the kids in school, did one of the kids in the at risk class say something like “ I want to me a marine biologist “ and then later Bunk is telling McNulty that his kid wants to be a marine biologist? Was that Bunk’s kid?
    No that was George Costanza. 
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    erebuserebus Posts: 557
    Ha ha, may have been neurosurgeon...
    1996: Toronto
    2003: St. Paul
    2005: Thunder Bay
    2008: West Palm Beach, Tampa
    2009: Chicago I, Chicago II
    2010: Boston
    2011: Toronto I, Toronto II, Winnipeg
    2012: Missoula
    2013: London, Pittsburgh, Buffalo
    2014: St. Paul, Milwaukee
    2016: Quebec City, Ottawa, Toronto I, Toronto II
    2022: Hamilton, Toronto 
    2023: St. Paul I, St. Paul II
    2024: Vancouver I, Vancouver II
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    The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there. Posts: 47,364
    Midway through season 3. Hamsterdam is a rousing success at this point, well except for the old broad who refused to move. 
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    F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commets Posts: 30,685
    I live the Hamsterdam storyline.
    The love he receives is the love that is saved
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    The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there. Posts: 47,364
    4 is so fucking good. I'm 3 deep into 5 right now. First time through I came away feeling that it was clearly the worst of all the season. I guess I wasn't paying attention to it as much as I should because the whole 'Mcnulty creating a serial killer" thing seemed  too far fetched to me. Makes more sense now though. The dude is just fed up and feels this is his only way of being able to work the Marlo case. This time I am trying to appreciate as much as I can. I am liking it more. 

    I think 5's biggest problem is that they did not introduce the newspaper crew in earlier season's. I guess they also did that with the dock works in 2, and the kids in 4 but those stories worked so much better. Carcetti was introduced in 3 and then he became a big story line in 4. Same thing with Bunny Colvin in 3 and 4. I wish they would've spent a little time with media stuff before making them such a huge feature in 5.

    It's a minor gripe on what is quite possibly the greatest show ever. A gripe none the less.
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    The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there. Posts: 47,364
    Coming to the end of my rewatch. Got a few episodes left. Kinda sad about finishing it again!


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    The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there. Posts: 47,364
    Scott Templeton BLOWS.

    Still think 5 is their weakest link by far but, yeah I definitely appreciated it a bit more during the rewatch. Loved the way they ended it.
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    The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there. Posts: 47,364
    I live the Hamsterdam storyline.
    I missed this earlier. Wow, man. I didn't realize you live in such a rough part of town!
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    F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commets Posts: 30,685
    I live the Hamsterdam storyline.
    I missed this earlier. Wow, man. I didn't realize you live in such a rough part of town!
    Ha!
    The love he receives is the love that is saved
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    Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom's Posts: 18,022
    I'm getting ready to watch this.  I started S1 a few times and got distracted by other things.  I keep hearing how great it is so I'm going to stick with it.  The wife and I need something to watch.
    Remember the Thomas Nine !! (10/02/2018)

    1998: Noblesville; 2003: Noblesville; 2009: EV Nashville, Chicago, Chicago
    2010: St Louis, Columbus, Noblesville; 2011: EV Chicago, East Troy, East Troy
    2013: London ON, Chicago; 2014: Cincy, St Louis, Moline (NO CODE)
    2016: Lexington, Wrigley #1; 2018: Wrigley, Wrigley, Boston, Boston
    2020: Oakland, Oakland:  2021: EV Ohana, Ohana, Ohana, Ohana
    2022: Oakland, Oakland, Nashville, Louisville; 2023: Chicago, Chicago, Noblesville
    2024: Noblesville, Wrigley, Wrigley, Ohana, Ohana
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    F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commets Posts: 30,685
    Omar coming!
    The love he receives is the love that is saved
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    BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, Colorado Posts: 10,576
    edited August 2021
    Omar coming!

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    Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 10,554
    Just came across this thread... I (finally) started watching The Wire a couple of months ago while exercising, and have literally 30 minutes left of the final episode that I'll finish this evening. 

    This show lives up to the hype, and I will almost certainly re-watch at some point down the road. 
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    dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 20,827
    While this thread is active concurrently with The Sopranos thread, I feel it is my duty to simply bump this one higher than that one.

    That is all.
    I SAW PEARL JAM
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    Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom's Posts: 18,022
    I rewatched the Sopranos a few months back.  Great show but not "the greatest".  I would put GOT and Breaking Bad ahead of it.
    Remember the Thomas Nine !! (10/02/2018)

    1998: Noblesville; 2003: Noblesville; 2009: EV Nashville, Chicago, Chicago
    2010: St Louis, Columbus, Noblesville; 2011: EV Chicago, East Troy, East Troy
    2013: London ON, Chicago; 2014: Cincy, St Louis, Moline (NO CODE)
    2016: Lexington, Wrigley #1; 2018: Wrigley, Wrigley, Boston, Boston
    2020: Oakland, Oakland:  2021: EV Ohana, Ohana, Ohana, Ohana
    2022: Oakland, Oakland, Nashville, Louisville; 2023: Chicago, Chicago, Noblesville
    2024: Noblesville, Wrigley, Wrigley, Ohana, Ohana
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    dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 20,827
    I still need to watch more than just the first season of Breaking Bad.

    Game of Thrones was just not my thing. I watched every episode, and if you were to ask me what it was about (or even what happened), I don't think I'd be able to tell you anything beyond than misogyny and rape.
    I SAW PEARL JAM
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    The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there. Posts: 47,364
    Breaking Bad comes in just behind The Wire and The Sopranos. Easily the three best ever though. 

    Game of Thrones can kick rocks. 
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    Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom's Posts: 18,022
    dankind said:
    I still need to watch more than just the first season of Breaking Bad.

    Game of Thrones was just not my thing. I watched every episode, and if you were to ask me what it was about (or even what happened), I don't think I'd be able to tell you anything beyond than misogyny and rape.
    Yes definitely watch BB....great television


    Remember the Thomas Nine !! (10/02/2018)

    1998: Noblesville; 2003: Noblesville; 2009: EV Nashville, Chicago, Chicago
    2010: St Louis, Columbus, Noblesville; 2011: EV Chicago, East Troy, East Troy
    2013: London ON, Chicago; 2014: Cincy, St Louis, Moline (NO CODE)
    2016: Lexington, Wrigley #1; 2018: Wrigley, Wrigley, Boston, Boston
    2020: Oakland, Oakland:  2021: EV Ohana, Ohana, Ohana, Ohana
    2022: Oakland, Oakland, Nashville, Louisville; 2023: Chicago, Chicago, Noblesville
    2024: Noblesville, Wrigley, Wrigley, Ohana, Ohana
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