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escape artist
Sep 24, 2005

Slow train coming


Late but... rest in peace Michael K. Williams.

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ShaneMacGowansTeeth
May 22, 2007



I think this is it... I think this is how it ends


https://twitter.com/AoDespair/status/1449047650821677064

If memory serves, Ella Thompson ran the youth centre in The Corner and I believe her daughter was one of the cases investigated in the Homicide book

Roumba
Jun 29, 2005


Buglord

Just finished another series rewatch. The final episode: lol/sad that the very last shot in the series starts as an awful greenscreen of McNulty and Larry in their car as they "drive" off screen.

algebra testes
Mar 5, 2011




Lipstick Apathy

I cracked and for the first time in like a 8 years decided to watch an episode in season 5.

Episode 9: So many bits I'd forgotten, especially the Reporters rolling their eyes and mouthing off at the press conference was a funny bit I forgot.

Also that injured hopper saying "Does this mean I don't need to take that charge for you?"

Also that Marlo, arrested on Trafficking charges, is more worried about his name on the streets while he's in the holding cell.

edit: About Neymond (to Bunny) - 'He's got your way of making an argument and luckily for him, has his step mother's looks.'

double edit: "drat this guy stinks" "Probably evacuated" "you mean he left and came back?" "no he poo poo himself." was a funny callback that I never noticed before.

algebra testes fucked around with this message at 04:12 on Oct 23, 2021

algebra testes
Mar 5, 2011




Lipstick Apathy

I watched a second episode,



I can't remember if I noticed this before or not.

ShaneMacGowansTeeth
May 22, 2007



I think this is it... I think this is how it ends


Read Homicide? Remember Donald Kincaid, who kind of floats around the narrative? He's front in center in this story, and god lord it is disgusting

https://twitter.com/NewYorker/status/1453986909215240195

Vichan
Oct 1, 2014

I'LL PUNISH YOU ACCORDING TO YOUR CRIME

Tangentially related to this thread but some of you in this thread recommended Show Me a Hero and I finished it last week, a great miniseries that I can recommend to any Wire fans. :)

Aces High
Mar 26, 2010

Nah! A little chocolate will do






Speaking of other David Simon stuff, anyone in here watch The Plot Against America? I watched it a couple weeks ago and enjoyed it for what it was

Vichan
Oct 1, 2014

I'LL PUNISH YOU ACCORDING TO YOUR CRIME

Didn't care for the ending but I enjoyed the rest of it.

Tony Phillips
Feb 9, 2006


Aces High posted:

Speaking of other David Simon stuff, anyone in here watch The Plot Against America? I watched it a couple weeks ago and enjoyed it for what it was

Watched it about a month or so ago. Basically catching up on David Simon shows I hadn't seen when Michael K Williams died. Liked it but..

Vichan posted:

Didn't care for the ending but I enjoyed the rest of it.

Yeah. Wife was convinced I was lying about the last episode being the finale.


Vichan posted:

Tangentially related to this thread but some of you in this thread recommended Show Me a Hero and I finished it last week, a great miniseries that I can recommend to any Wire fans. :)

Ditto on this. Watched it as a part of catching up on things and enjoyed it quite a bit. Currently have a single episode of Generation Kill left. It's been a weird month of David Simon TV. Mixed in with Rhoda of all things.

Tony Phillips fucked around with this message at 16:06 on Nov 13, 2021

Elias_Maluco
Aug 23, 2007
I need to sleep

The Deuce and Plot against America are pretty good too

pokeyman
Nov 26, 2006

That elephant ate my entire platoon.



Aces High posted:

Speaking of other David Simon stuff, anyone in here watch The Plot Against America? I watched it a couple weeks ago and enjoyed it for what it was

It was decent, though it was my least favourite of the three Burns/Simon joints I've seen.

Eason the Fifth
Apr 9, 2020


Elias_Maluco posted:

The Deuce and Plot against America are pretty good too

The Deuce is pretty heart-wrenching (it's David Simon, so of course it is), but has some of the best acting I've ever seen. Emily Meade especially.

Elias_Maluco
Aug 23, 2007
I need to sleep

I see The Deuce a bit as a darker Trme (which I love too)

Bird in a Blender
Nov 17, 2005

It's amazing what they can do with computers these days.



I like Plot Against America for portraying that sense of impending doom. Its kind of a scary look at what could happen if we just let fascists like Trump roll over us. The ending seemed a little bit of a cop-out, but I guess they wanted to end it on a slight up note.

I had a hard time retaining interest in The Deuce. It was a good show, but none of the characters grabbed me.

HootTheOwl
May 13, 2012

Hootin and shootin


Aces High posted:

Speaking of other David Simon stuff, anyone in here watch The Plot Against America? I watched it a couple weeks ago and enjoyed it for what it was

I liked it.

Vichan posted:

Didn't care for the ending but I enjoyed the rest of it.

Pretty much this.

GoutPatrol
Oct 17, 2009

Coal Jobs for the Coal God



Having not seen the Plot Against America series but read the book (10+ years ago) it doesn't seem like the series deviated far from the source's ending, and if anything, was bleaker.

pokeyman
Nov 26, 2006

That elephant ate my entire platoon.



Reminds me of watching Contagion for the first time a few months ago, where the end is "everyone immediately lined up to take their free, effective, safe medicine and the disease was no more".

Slo-Tek
Jun 8, 2001

WINDOWS 98 BEAT HIS FRIEND WITH A SHOVEL

Bird in a Blender posted:

I had a hard time retaining interest in The Deuce. It was a good show, but none of the characters grabbed me.

I found the pimps and hoes and pornographers interesting, but the everyman bartender all but looking at the camera and saying "what the gently caress did I do?" every episode was boring.

Did like all the wire callbacks. Leon calling to tell the cops that he shot somebody, and come pick them up, was a story Slim Charles told about Cutty from the Wire.

Eason the Fifth
Apr 9, 2020


lol and Rodney calling Leon a murdering motherfucker and stomping his foot :lmao:

Aces High
Mar 26, 2010

Nah! A little chocolate will do






I liked how everything was portrayed in Plot Against America when it came to stuff like the nazi infiltrators at the rally and the police just standing by while a riot breaks out, but the actual series ending left me very confused. I guess it makes slightly more sense in the book with Lindbergh's wife coming out but in the show she just pops up and things go slightly back to normal. That and I couldn't understand who was being set up to win the emergency election, I presume they were burning ballots from Roosevelt strongholds?

Bird in a Blender
Nov 17, 2005

It's amazing what they can do with computers these days.



pokeyman posted:

Reminds me of watching Contagion for the first time a few months ago, where the end is "everyone immediately lined up to take their free, effective, safe medicine and the disease was no more".

The disease in that one was super deadly, killing like 25% of anyone infected (I think, going from memory here). So even in this day and age, Id believe people would line up for a vaccine.

pokeyman
Nov 26, 2006

That elephant ate my entire platoon.



Bird in a Blender posted:

The disease in that one was super deadly, killing like 25% of anyone infected (I think, going from memory here). So even in this day and age, Id believe people would line up for a vaccine.

I think that's right, it made covid look pretty tame in comparison.

ruddiger
Jun 3, 2004



Show Me A Hero is really drat good.

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?



The scene where Oscar Isaac is trying to call his brother up into the room is just loving heartbreaking, it chokes me up every time I think about it.

Tony Phillips
Feb 9, 2006


Is there any non-torrent means of watching "The Corner" in any sort of decent video quality?

Edit - suppose I mean streaming. Not really looking to buy DVDs in 2021.

christmas boots
Oct 15, 2012

To these sing-alongs of siren songs
To oohs to ahhs to big applause
With all of my anger I scream and shout
America, I love you but you're freaking me out


Biscuit Hider

You can find the full episodes uploaded to YouTube and that's about the only option other than buying DVDs AFAIK

AtraMorS
Feb 29, 2004

If at the end of a war story you feel that some tiny bit of rectitude has been salvaged from the larger waste, you have been made the victim of a very old and terrible lie

Tony Phillips posted:

Is there any non-torrent means of watching "The Corner" in any sort of decent video quality?

Edit - suppose I mean streaming. Not really looking to buy DVDs in 2021.
As above, Youtube is your best bet for The Corner. I know they're not great quality. That is, however, pretty drat close to the original quality. I have them on DVD myself, and it's a little better than that, but not much.

I don't know this for certain, but I suspect that the reason The Corner isn't on HBOMax or anywhere else is that it simply hasn't been upgraded to HD or 16:9 ratios. That may be a function of demand--The Corner is a lot rougher and hasn't aged as well as The Wire--but it might also be a result of the conversion process for The Wire. Simon wrote about that process here. He's clearly conflicted about the end result, but considering what he says about Bob Colesberry (guy who played Ray Cole), I could understand if he wanted to leave The Corner exactly as it is. The Wire existed with the format shift on the horizon and even had a chance to shift mid-stride, and even then it was still a pain in the rear end to convert satisfactorily. The Corner? It's its own thing man. It's grainy and raw and old school and it probably always will be because no one is ever going to call it the best show ever.

e: The Corner is good, don't get me wrong, but it felt like I was watching a rough draft of a lot of The Wire, and that was fine. Let it be rough.

AtraMorS fucked around with this message at 06:39 on Nov 16, 2021

Hasselblad
Dec 13, 2017
NRA shill who thinks homeless people would love to live in migrant border camps. Help me realize I am a bigoted piece of shit.


Bird in a Blender posted:

The disease in that one was super deadly, killing like 25% of anyone infected (I think, going from memory here). So even in this day and age, Id believe people would line up for a vaccine.

IIRC they also made a valid attempt to track down where it originated.

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ruddiger
Jun 3, 2004



https://twitter.com/f_francavilla/status/1462981890403672066?s=21

https://twitter.com/sinkevitch/status/1462482130475184129?s=21

Rest up king

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