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Escobarbarian
Jun 18, 2004





Grimey Drawer

Time to start a debate maybe or something:

I'm planning on rewatching this for the first time. I've seen the whole show exactly once, but it took me from like 2008-2011 to finish it. For my rewatch, should I go for the 4:3 DVDs or the widescreen blus? I figure now we're a few years out from the blu release maybe there would be some consistency in opinions but who knows??

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Escobarbarian
Jun 18, 2004





Grimey Drawer

Ok nice! I definitely remember the conversation around the time of release being how Simon still thought of it as an alternate version, but I never followed up on how the set itself was received. Thanks everyone!

Escobarbarian
Jun 18, 2004





Grimey Drawer

Iím only two episodes into my rewatch and I canít believe how many times I echoed the ďwait til episode 4Ē thing when this show is great from the very beginning and really not that hard to follow in the slightest. And itís not like memory really helps because I havenít seen these episodes in 10 years.

e: wow this post seems really douchey when I come back to it. also it undoubtedly helps that Iím aware of which characters will become important later in the series and which wonít.

Escobarbarian fucked around with this message at 21:24 on Jan 11, 2018

Escobarbarian
Jun 18, 2004





Grimey Drawer

I forgot about ďCount be wrong, theyíll gently caress you upĒ and now Iím broken inside

Escobarbarian
Jun 18, 2004





Grimey Drawer

Looking up the ages of some of the actors and man it's insane that Idris Elba was only 29-30 during season 1. And Andre Royo was 33-34. drat.

Escobarbarian
Jun 18, 2004





Grimey Drawer

goddamn fuckin Ziggy is such a dipshit

Escobarbarian
Jun 18, 2004





Grimey Drawer

Weird when you get to the end of season 2 and there are 2 musical montages in 2 episodes (not including the end-season one, these are in eps 10/11)

Escobarbarian
Jun 18, 2004





Grimey Drawer

Season 3 is really loving funny. I think maybe it is my second favourite after all.

Escobarbarian
Jun 18, 2004





Grimey Drawer

Yeah itís either 43215 or 42315 depending on how Iím feeling

Escobarbarian
Jun 18, 2004





Grimey Drawer

(not a response to the post above or anything but) itís been 10 years and Iím still so baffled that Simon thought that serial killer plot could work on the same level as everything else in the show and not just come off as ridiculous. I know some claim Hamsterdam is equally unrealistic, but I think that tracks far better as something desperate police would actually do. If it wasnít for the superlative work in every other aspect of McNultyís character over five seasons it would definitely be something that ruined him for me (and I guess Freamon too but atm I can remember his involvement)

Escobarbarian
Jun 18, 2004





Grimey Drawer

Oh drat. RIP.

Escobarbarian
Jun 18, 2004





Grimey Drawer

https://twitter.com/bown/status/963769118917890048

Happy V-Day Wire fans

Escobarbarian
Jun 18, 2004





Grimey Drawer

Oh man I forgot about that book, just grabbed a copy. Not gonna finish until Iím done with this rewatch, but Iím really looking forward to it.

Escobarbarian
Jun 18, 2004





Grimey Drawer

Nah the oral history of the Wire that just came out called All the Pieces Matter, which is what the AV Club article is getting its info from.

Escobarbarian
Jun 18, 2004





Grimey Drawer

This loving video slays me every time

https://youtu.be/FOtYuPceqlE

Escobarbarian
Jun 18, 2004





Grimey Drawer

Yeah +1 on everything Farrier says. Itís almost definitely Simonís best work since The Wire.

Escobarbarian
Jun 18, 2004





Grimey Drawer

Jerusalem posted:

Goddamn this looks good, but it better not gently caress things up for season 2 of The Deuce

I think that's already shooting so we're probably good

Escobarbarian
Jun 18, 2004





Grimey Drawer

That dudeís Littlefinger voice gets so so weird by the end

Escobarbarian
Jun 18, 2004





Grimey Drawer

British children donít have pints with dinner.

Escobarbarian
Jun 18, 2004





Grimey Drawer

Ornithology posted:

Any suggestions of non David Simon shows with a similar complexity? I've heard Deadwood is great and has similarly dense writing.

This is totally true although itís more foul-mouthed Shakespearean than the realism of The Wireís writing

Escobarbarian
Jun 18, 2004





Grimey Drawer

Why do you think youíre meant to root for Carcetti?

Escobarbarian
Jun 18, 2004





Grimey Drawer

I mean by the end of season 3 youíve already seen more than enough to know the show doesnít see him as a good character, right? I mean the mirror sex scene alone

Escobarbarian
Jun 18, 2004





Grimey Drawer

Just because someone called you a racist in the rap thread doesnít mean you have to go trying to prove your cred now

lmao Iím so sorry it was just right there

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Escobarbarian
Jun 18, 2004





Grimey Drawer

It was just a joke my dude, Iím not trying to harass you :shrug:

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