Register a SA Forums Account here!
JOINING THE SA FORUMS WILL REMOVE THIS BIG AD, THE ANNOYING UNDERLINED ADS, AND STUPID INTERSTITIAL ADS!!!

You can: log in, read the tech support FAQ, or request your lost password. This dumb message (and those ads) will appear on every screen until you register! Get rid of this crap by registering your own SA Forums Account and joining roughly 150,000 Goons, for the one-time price of $9.95! We charge money because it costs us money per month for bills, and since we don't believe in showing ads to our users, we try to make the money back through forum registrations.
 
  • Post
  • Reply
zenguitarman
Apr 6, 2009

Come on, lemme see ya shake your tail feather




That sound Herc makes when he's moving the desk makes me laugh every single time.

Adbot
ADBOT LOVES YOU

zenguitarman
Apr 6, 2009

Come on, lemme see ya shake your tail feather




The Wire Food Mega Edit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MScJttWLs3Y

I love YouTube.

zenguitarman
Apr 6, 2009

Come on, lemme see ya shake your tail feather




I'm on my first rewatch in at least 5 years and the pacing of season 3 kind of threw me off, partly because I had the whole timeline of that season mixed up. I thought Stringer told Avon about D much later, so it was weird to me that they were acting all chummy together the very next episode. I guess they just buried that poo poo and moved on with their business because they're gangsters? And they decided not to tell Brianna too?

I also thought the rooftop scene between them was way earlier, but you can definitely see the tension between them and they almost know that they sold each other out. The whole Stringer-Barksdale story line is so good.

But 43215. There are so many crushing scenes in S4, drat.

zenguitarman
Apr 6, 2009

Come on, lemme see ya shake your tail feather




I agree that season five is the weakest, but I'm just finishing my first re-watch, and when Michael says good bye to bug, and then when dukie says goodbye to Michael, and when Bubbles walks up those loving stairs. Holy loving gently caress me man.

zenguitarman
Apr 6, 2009

Come on, lemme see ya shake your tail feather




I don't think there's a thread for it but if you want to stay mad about social injustice and want to see something else with Michael K Williams, When They See Us on Netflix about the central park five is really well done and also absolutely devastating.

zenguitarman
Apr 6, 2009

Come on, lemme see ya shake your tail feather




The timing of that delivery after his scene in the finale is funny as hell.

THIS SENTIMENTAL MOTHERFUCKER JUST COST US MONEY.

zenguitarman
Apr 6, 2009

Come on, lemme see ya shake your tail feather




He was my dog *sobs*

zenguitarman
Apr 6, 2009

Come on, lemme see ya shake your tail feather




I loved the two cops that bunk double checks Omar's murder on too.

"This ain't the motherfucker that came up with 62 ways for the peanut neither"

zenguitarman
Apr 6, 2009

Come on, lemme see ya shake your tail feather




That scene when Walon visits Bubbles in the hospital is soul crushing. His whole arc is the best thing about this show (tied with like 4 other things)

zenguitarman
Apr 6, 2009

Come on, lemme see ya shake your tail feather




Daniels gets the good Bodie ending.

zenguitarman
Apr 6, 2009

Come on, lemme see ya shake your tail feather




Probably just another example of the different types of trauma that kids bring into school with them everyday.

zenguitarman
Apr 6, 2009

Come on, lemme see ya shake your tail feather




The way that mic goes flying off gets me every time

zenguitarman
Apr 6, 2009

Come on, lemme see ya shake your tail feather




I just finished Generation Kill not that long ago and James Ransone is incredible in it

zenguitarman
Apr 6, 2009

Come on, lemme see ya shake your tail feather




One thing that was always unclear to me was stringer's graveyard meeting with colvin and it could just be me not hearing it correctly. String asks Colvin that he hopes he can "keep that to five." Colvin replies "it's going to be a nickle at least," to which String says "Come on, man" and is upset. Does he want the minimum jail time for Avon so he's out of the way for just a few years?

zenguitarman
Apr 6, 2009

Come on, lemme see ya shake your tail feather




Rollie Fingers posted:

I've just completed The Wire. I came into it quite cold - I knew it was critically acclaimed and had almost a religious following, but I knew nothing about it beyond that.

I absolutely adored the first three seasons. Definitely the best TV I've ever watched. Seasons 4 and 5 didn't grab me as much because, IMO, the Stanfield organisation material was far weaker than the Barksdale organisation material and the docks. I get Marlo is meant to personify neoliberalism but he and his terminators kind felt out of place in the show (although the conclusion to their arcs was well written).

D'Angelo was superb all around. His death really rocked me and I wish he was there till the end of the show

I'm definitely watching the show again.

I think this is a pretty common reaction to Marlo's organization and I think it definitely benefits from a rewatch once you get the flavor of what David Simon is doing. But I agree the barksdale crew has more interesting characters overall. For me the most gripping stuff was the kids plotline and Omar in prison was one of the highlights of the show.

zenguitarman
Apr 6, 2009

Come on, lemme see ya shake your tail feather




tbf if I was David Simon and I had an audience with Obama I'd be grabbing him by his suit lapels and screaming that our house was burning down

zenguitarman
Apr 6, 2009

Come on, lemme see ya shake your tail feather




Ginette Reno posted:

My name is not my name versus my name is my name.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoyq88niVEU

zenguitarman
Apr 6, 2009

Come on, lemme see ya shake your tail feather




WithoutTheFezOn posted:

The ability to put six syllables into the word “poo poo”.


On a different note, here’s a question that I can’t google an answer to: anyone know how many times in the series Bodie said “poo poo is on”?

Off the top of my head, once when he's partying with slim and cutty.

It's also one of my favorite background utterances when he gets into the shootout with Chris and Snoop. He doesn't say it though.

zenguitarman
Apr 6, 2009

Come on, lemme see ya shake your tail feather




So I think I know the answer to this, but the pretext for stopping D when he got arrested was that he spent an unreasonably short amount of time in New York before he drove back? This seems like a flimsy reason for a fishing expedition yes, the answer is cops can do whatever they want

But why didn't D refuse until he got ahold of Levy? Seems like he's had enough run-ins with the cops to know not to say poo poo without his lawyer.

zenguitarman
Apr 6, 2009

Come on, lemme see ya shake your tail feather




Everyone forgetting about Shorty Boyd smh

Adbot
ADBOT LOVES YOU

zenguitarman
Apr 6, 2009

Come on, lemme see ya shake your tail feather




I finally got around to watching It Chapter 2 and had no idea James Ransone was in it. He's so good, he kind of saves the movie tbh. Him and Bill Hader's chemistry together is really good.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • Post
  • Reply