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Posted 18 February 2016 - 04:09 PM

The real Barksdale just died. most people dont realize but a lot of characters from the show are based off real people

 

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 08:11 PM

Yup the guy who inspired Omar died a few years ago in 2012 Donnie Andrews. He was actually on the show and part of Omar's crew.

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 01:25 AM

I read The Corner, a lad they shadowed in it ended up playing mouzones bodyguard, he was just a street kid from baltimore. And yeah a lot of the wire was based on real people, events, such as donnie escaping by jumping out of a window

 

fantastic show, imo on another level to most of the big series. Im also a convert to season 2 as mr pink was saying, at first it threw me off but going back its almost my favourite..poor frank..and ziggys 'ending' was superbly acted. 

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 02:33 AM

it's based on real sh/t because the guy who created the series took most of it from his old job.

David Simon worked for the Baltimore Sun paper covering the police homicide division and narco task force.

 

he wrote 2 books about his experiences which became the basis for The Wire and the HBO miniseries The Corner.

https://en.wikipedia...wiki/The_Corner

 

http://www.amazon.co...s/dp/0805080759

 

http://www.amazon.co...d/dp/0767900316

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 02:38 AM

it's based on real sh/t because the guy who created the series took most of it from his old job.

David Simon worked for the Baltimore Sun paper covering the police homicide division and narco task force.

 

he wrote 2 books about his experiences which became the basis for The Wire and the HBO miniseries The Corner.

https://en.wikipedia...wiki/The_Corner

 

http://www.amazon.co...s/dp/0805080759

 

http://www.amazon.co...d/dp/0767900316

 

 

 

also ed simon was a cop for years, i need to read homicide life on the streets

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 04:50 PM

The Corner is good too most of the people from the Wire is in it.


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Posted 23 February 2016 - 03:04 AM

*ed burns



im re reading the corner now, ill have to take a look at the series


one thing i noticed is the lad who plays bodie is in oz and the sopranos too

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Posted 23 February 2016 - 03:41 AM Edited by Zello, 23 February 2016 - 03:46 AM.

*ed burns



im re reading the corner now, ill have to take a look at the series


one thing i noticed is the lad who plays bodie is in oz and the sopranos too

Yeah HBO likes to share it's actors around on it's shows.
It was pretty weird seeing the actors who played Herc and Wee Bey on Entourage lol

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Posted 23 February 2016 - 04:19 AM

Yeah Herc, Daniels, Carver, Bodie were all on Oz.
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Posted 23 February 2016 - 12:09 PM

Yeah Herc, Daniels, Carver, Bodie were all on Oz.

 

 

herc and daniels too? dont remember but i dropped it after bout 5 series, just became monotonous and just bloody depressing in general. Had a good few seasons though and obviously pioneered all the great shows that came after it.

 

 

has anyone saw the wire musical.....felicia pearson in a dress, omar singing songs about omar stuff,,its pretty bizarre


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Posted 25 February 2016 - 12:15 AM

Just re-watching The Wire now, it's brilliant, especially when you leave it a few years and watch it over, it's like you almost forget how good it is. Easily my favourite series after The Sopranos.
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Posted 27 February 2016 - 12:34 AM

Just re-watching The Wire now, it's brilliant, especially when you leave it a few years and watch it over, it's like you almost forget how good it is. Easily my favourite series after The Sopranos.

 

 

 

the wire was undisputed for me but the sopranos is right within a whisker and could one day surpass it..theres levels to the sopranos id missed

 

 

what are your thoughts on the sopranos finale? and im sure you will but careful not to spoil for anyone..id hate someone to have that moment ruined. I think i made a topic bout it once ill see if i can bump it

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Posted 03 March 2016 - 06:16 PM

 

Just re-watching The Wire now, it's brilliant, especially when you leave it a few years and watch it over, it's like you almost forget how good it is. Easily my favourite series after The Sopranos.

 

 

 

the wire was undisputed for me but the sopranos is right within a whisker and could one day surpass it..theres levels to the sopranos id missed

 

 

what are your thoughts on the sopranos finale? and im sure you will but careful not to spoil for anyone..id hate someone to have that moment ruined. I think i made a topic bout it once ill see if i can bump it

 

 

Did you find that topic? I'd love to talk about The Sopranos ending. 

 

And I didn't hear about The Wire musical. Bizarre. I'm not a fan of musicals though. :(

 

This is pretty cool if you are wanna get your Wire nerd-on. I do remember someone meticulously made a Google Maps-style The Wire map with locations and pin-points to locations that occurred in scenes. 

http://wikitravel.org/en/The_Wire_Tour

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 12:54 AM Edited by El Diablo, 04 March 2016 - 06:06 AM.

we've talked about the Sopranos ending at length before.

if you guys want to talk about it again, we can, but it'll just be one big spoiler tag after the next. you can't really talk about the ending properly without spoiling some key aspects of the series previous seasons.

 

also, here's this...

 


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Posted 12 May 2016 - 08:53 PM

I re-upped HBO Now for GoT and since there's so few quality series running right now, I've been rolling through The Wire again. I hit season 4 yesterday and this sh*t made me literally laugh out loud.

 

 

Such a good show.

 

E - I had to rehost this due to stupid embedding rules so if it doesn't work, it's the S4E1 intro.

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 01:37 PM

"You earned that buck like a motherf*ck, keep that sh*t!" ^ I love it. One of my favourite scenes. 

 

Just watched this. Pretty interesting. 

 


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Posted 05 June 2017 - 10:39 AM Edited by Mister Pink, 05 June 2017 - 10:40 AM.

Sorry for the double post and bump.. 

 

iCarly pays homage to The Wire...

 

 

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Posted 10 June 2017 - 08:00 AM Edited by Mukkus, 10 June 2017 - 11:44 AM.

 I remember being sorry when the original run of  The Wire ended. I think most had a different favorite character.  I'm watching Power now, which is pretty good.

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Posted 10 June 2017 - 11:03 AM

Yeah I started Power and found it quite enjoyable. I must continue on with it. It's on Netflix UK. 

 

Has anyone seen this amazing trailer for The Wire? It's for their HBO Go or something. It's really great.

 

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Posted 10 June 2017 - 08:03 PM

Damn, that's one sexy trailer. It makes me want to watch the show again. But I've done it already this year.

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I'm going to back to watching it shortly. Wouldn't mind seeing the remastered versions. in 16:9. 

 





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