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ruddiger
Jun 3, 2004



Do it! S3is amazing and kicks off the whole Avon/Marlo war. That season ratchets up like crazy.

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ruddiger
Jun 3, 2004



drunken officeparty posted:

I mean they are on the same team and everything right?

From a few pages back but this is the most adorable thing I've read today. That people even think that this applies to real life is hilarious too.

ruddiger
Jun 3, 2004



Wee Bay was also the "tap tap tap" shooter (the murder scene is where Bunk and Nutty have the "gently caress" scene), it's pretty loving cold blooded shooting some poor girl in the face.

ruddiger
Jun 3, 2004



Ugh season 2 is so loving good right off the bat.

loving Jimmy loving with us for the fun of it.

ruddiger
Jun 3, 2004



Gaussian posted:

Detroit too.

And our great nation's capitol, DC.

And Chicago. And Los Angeles, and, and, and...

ruddiger
Jun 3, 2004



The HD remaster for the wire is pretty drat gorgeous, original intent be damned. After witnessing one terrible upscale (Simpsons) and hearing about another (Buffy), it makes me appreciate the effort HBO went through to make this. Rescanning the negatives, sitting with the original creators and making creative choices between cropping shots and opening up the matte, the color retiming, everything. It really is something that someone actually gave a gently caress when it wasn't there turn to, to paraphrase the show.

ruddiger
Jun 3, 2004



Downtown Clay Davis. :allears:

ruddiger
Jun 3, 2004



bucketybuck posted:

Little thing about the show I just realised, Micheal doesn't get a happy ending!

In many ways he is the new Omar, a street-smart loner who robs other drug dealers, and I guess I thought that there was a type of freedom in that for Micheal, he doesn't have to answer to anybody and controls his own life. But whereas Omar was a street legend, its actually highly unlikely that Micheal will replicate that.

He's intelligent and well trained so he could be successful, but more likely he will always have to sleep with one eye open and eventually he will just get killed by some random dealer/rival gang member, unnoticed and just another number on the board.

Omar always stood out in the show because he was larger than life, a wild west legend different to any other character than perhaps Mouzone. Micheal isn't going to be the same as that, he's just going to die.

If you think Mike's in for it, just imagine what's going to happen to his brother Bug. Hell, look at what happened to Omar's brother. Who wants to forever be known by those who even bothered to remember you as No Heart?

Michael had Bug's dad murdered, their mother will end up dead with a needle in her arm, and Bug's now related to a stick up boy, so he'll be ostracized by all the other corner kids who his brother is robbing. He'll be lucky if he ends up like No Heart Anthony.

ruddiger
Jun 3, 2004



Crumbletron posted:

Now that I'm home I looked him up. His dad was Frederick Busch, a novelist with a few awards to his name (nothing I've read, though), so the apple didn't fall too far from the tree. Benjamin's book was war-related (at least the one my friend read), and he's done a few war photography collections.

Definitely agree with you though. He probably nailed the dumb jarhead role from his time in the Marine Corps.

Pretty much. He came in for the audition with the marine corps haircut and when he came back with regular hair, they were like "yo, what happened to the buzzcut?"

He's a pretty cool dude, and his book's a surprisingly somber reflection on his life and service in the corps. If you get a chance to, see his short film Bright. It has Capt. America from Generation: Kill in it too.

ruddiger
Jun 3, 2004



banned from Starbucks posted:

Any reason they never named any of these gangs on the show other than "Barksdale organization" or "Stanfield organization" ect. Seems pretty dumb for the average street lvl guy to go off spouting "im with [head of huge drug empire]s people!"

When Bodie and Poot kill Wallace, he pleads with them and says "Why's it gotta be like this? Y'all my niggas from BC."

I always assumed that was the set they claimed.

Associating with real gangs could have negative consequences for the actors too. I remember hearing the Mexican Mafia killed some actress after American Me came out because they felt like the movie was exposing too much, and this doc starts with one of the other actors getting out of the hospital after being shot up and blinded in a drive-by shooting attempt.

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

ruddiger
Jun 3, 2004



zenguitarman posted:

The Wire Food Mega Edit

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

I love YouTube.

Weebay yelling "They had cheese fries, baby!" always puts a smile on my face.

ruddiger
Jun 3, 2004



ShaneMacGowansTeeth posted:

Someone's put the whole scene up on Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHuCn34NMl8

My lord, it's a whole lot of typical McNulty bullshit right up until he says "Honestly, I was looking for someone who cared about the kid" which is about as loving cold as you can get, and you know him saying that is designed to get that precise reaction

Is that the same season he used his kids to tail Stringer and ended up losing them in the crowd?

ruddiger
Jun 3, 2004




I have this printed out and framed in my apartment.

ruddiger
Jun 3, 2004



made this for cspam but it's thread relevant.

ruddiger
Jun 3, 2004



Escobarbarian posted:

I mean by the end of season 3 you’ve already seen more than enough to know the show doesn’t see him as a good character, right? I mean the mirror sex scene alone

I kinda felt the same way Reg E. Cathey felt at the end of the season. He was Carcetti's number 2 and I think because he kept the faith, so did I, and his moment of realization while sitting in the bar watching the election results and that Carcetti was just another pretender mirrored my own.

ruddiger
Jun 3, 2004



Pretty sure he's the crackhead version of these guys.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5h5LDVwZHg

ruddiger
Jun 3, 2004



Jerusalem posted:

Hey, I know this is some shameful poo poo, but I've started to do write-ups of Sopranos over in Ishamael's thread in a similar vein to how I did for The Wire. First episode write-up is here and I hope to maintain a similar output to what I did for The Wire, schedule permitting.

Second episode has Bodie in it!

There's a good handful of Wire alums who also share Sopranos credits. I won't say who shows up where in case you don't want to be spoiled, but this link has all the cast members who've been on both shows and which episodes they appeared in.

https://thewire.fandom.com/wiki/The_Sopranos

I'm loving the write-ups by the way!

ruddiger
Jun 3, 2004



exmachina posted:

Buy for a dollar, sell for two.

I love Prop Joe's line read here. The way he says "sell for tuwo" gets me every time.

ruddiger
Jun 3, 2004



Snoop was ruthless and efficient, a real soldier, just like Bodie and Weebay. Not only that, but the actress who played her was really about that life, which gave her character even more credibility. Her last scene with Michael is proof that she can hold her own in the acting game. She's one of the highlights of the entire series.

ruddiger
Jun 3, 2004



Someone get Levy on the phone.

ruddiger
Jun 3, 2004



Dumb Lowtax posted:

The part about him beating up a Bernie supporter during 2016 was unexpected, yikes

He took playing a piece of poo poo cop too close to heart.

ruddiger
Jun 3, 2004




Is this from the new movie? I may have to change my plans this weekend if so.

ruddiger
Jun 3, 2004



Avon bankrolled a non-profit gym, threw community barbecues, and he and Prop Joe were able to broker a yearly truce so they can fund the yearly cross-town rivalry basketball game.

All that definitely went away once Marlo took over.

ruddiger
Jun 3, 2004




I see that more like Trump’s stimulus check. If you take it, you’re going to have to pay that back eventually, with interest (in this case, the interest being murder and drug dealing).

ruddiger
Jun 3, 2004



James Ransone is a treasure.

And so are all of you. :)

ruddiger
Jun 3, 2004



God Hole posted:

replace james franco? lol uhhh gently caress off

After seeing that pic of McNulty’s actor mustachioed up, I think he would’ve done a way better job playing Franco’s role in The Deuce.

ruddiger
Jun 3, 2004



escape artist posted:

Steve Earle's son died of an overdose recently, at the age of 38.

I remember hearing about it that morning on the radio. They played his music and it was the saddest drive I’ve had to work in a while, and my state is dealing with covid and wildfires and the skies have been raining ash for days.

2020 is way the gently caress down in the hole.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9pXYG1ZITk

ruddiger
Jun 3, 2004



Chris Partlow was a serial killer and the city barely shrugged its shoulders. Add in white victims and weird sex poo poo and all of a sudden it’s a political emergency because voters might hold the people in power accountable for something.

The Grim Sleeper operated in Los Angeles for DECADES because of similar situations.

ruddiger
Jun 3, 2004



Thanks for reminding me that Sopranos was really hackneyed when it came to portraying black people

ruddiger
Jun 3, 2004



Friendly reminder that Piers Morgan is a huge sack of poo poo.

https://www.indiewire.com/2021/04/piers-morgan-david-simon-feud-wire-twitter-1234628342/

quote:

Piers Morgan Criticized ‘The Wire’ and Got Eviscerated by Creator David Simon: ‘You Empty Parasite’
Morgan hit back at Simon: "Aaron (Sorkin's) a better writer and a great guy. Be more like Aaron."

Piers Morgan and “The Wire” creator David Simon got into a Twitter feud this week following the ex-“Good Morning Britain” host’s appearance on Tucker Carlson’s Fox Nation series. Morgan spoke to the Fox host about the comments he made about Duchess Meghan Markle that led to his recent “Good Morning Britain” departure, to which Simon responded: “In an ocean of talking-head sewage, what are the chances that the two most pouty and puckered assholes in broadcast television would ever swim through the brown, find each other, and discuss the events of the day?”

Simon’s comment got the attention of Morgan, who accused the television writer of acting like a “sycophantic chap rash” during an interview they had in the past. Morgan said Simon now spends his days “playing the vicious, horrible, illiberal liberal to appease (his) vile woke base.”

The feud was exacerbated after Morgan tried to make a dig about “The Wire,” often credited as the greatest television series ever made. Simon said he met Morgan at Cannes during a panel in which Aaron Sorkin also attended. While Morgan said he does love “The Wire,” he later added, “Aaron was a class act. You…not so much. Probably explains why ‘The West Wing’ is so much better than ‘The Wire.'”

“Sorkin is swell and has gigs,” Simon responded. “I’m still working for Time Warner after a quarter century. You’re unemployed and if it was a Tijuana cathouse and you had a fistful of fifties, you still couldn’t get laid at TW or anywhere else over here. Not after that pratfall you did at CNN.”

Morgan said Simon has a “stupendous ego” and noted that Simon has far less Twitter followers than he does. “You’re a great writer but a repulsive human being,” Morgan added. “Aaron’s a better writer and a great guy. Be more like Aaron.”

Simon then concluded the feud by writing, “Yes, popularity on this platform is truly indicative of worth and mettle. It’s a drat wonder you keep getting fired when actual journalism is required. Now go [hack] some poor girl’s cellphone and call that moral midgetry reporting, you empty parasite.”

HBO announced this month it was reuniting with Simon for a new limited series about police corruption in Baltimore. Simon previously created HBO projects such as “Treme,” “Show Me a Hero,” and “The Plot Against America.”

ruddiger
Jun 3, 2004



drat joe

ruddiger
Jun 3, 2004



Show Me A Hero is really drat good.

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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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