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The Wire


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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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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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El Dildo

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.org/wiki/The_Corner

 

http://www.amazon.com/Homicide-A-Year-Killing-Streets/dp/0805080759

 

http://www.amazon.com/The-Corner-Year-Inner-City-Neighborhood/dp/0767900316

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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.org/wiki/The_Corner

 

http://www.amazon.com/Homicide-A-Year-Killing-Streets/dp/0805080759

 

http://www.amazon.com/The-Corner-Year-Inner-City-Neighborhood/dp/0767900316

 

 

 

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

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*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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*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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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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Punk-in-Drublic

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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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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Mister Pink

 

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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El Dildo

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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Voodoo

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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Mister Pink

"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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Mister Pink

Sorry for the double post and bump..

 

iCarly pays homage to The Wire...

 

 

 

 

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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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Mister Pink

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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Yokelsson

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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Mister Pink

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

 

 

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the consigliere

Just finished up watching this show for the first time, can honestly say it's the best tv show i've ever seen, so good that I just started rewatching it as soon as I finished it.

 

Season 2 I thought was surprisingly good considering the somewhat mixed reviews, even better on a rewatch. Season 4 I think is the best and 5 was the only one I didn't think was great.

 

The Wire would also make for an excellent inspiration for a GTA game.

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Mister Pink

Just finished up watching this show for the first time, can honestly say it's the best tv show i've ever seen, so good that I just started rewatching it as soon as I finished it.

 

Season 2 I thought was surprisingly good considering the somewhat mixed reviews, even better on a rewatch. Season 4 I think is the best and 5 was the only one I didn't think was great.

 

The Wire would also make for an excellent inspiration for a GTA game.

 

Glad you enjoyed it and Season 2.

 

Yeah, I've thinking how great a GTA game set in Baltimore could actually be amazing or at least a GTA inspired by The Wire. I think if they could do that and take a step towards a serious story again like IV's story but have fun gameplay stuff to do as well, it could make for the best GTA yet. Also, another late 90's or early 00's game could be cool.

 

For anyone that hasn't seen it but is curious...

 

 

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Is this The Guy?

So this book just came out. Its looks interesting and Im looking to get it

 

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https://www.avclub.com/all-the-pieces-matter-delivers-a-fascinating-oral-histo-1822837008/amp

 

Theres a section of Jonathan Abrams All The Pieces Matter: The Inside Story Of The Wire about the blink-and-youll-miss-it scene in which the Wire character deputy commissioner of operations William Rawls (John Doman) appears at a gay bar. Doman kept wondering whether that reveal would lead to a major plot arc for the character but it never did. In his brilliance, he never touched it again He just dropped that little seed in there, Doman said of the shows creator David Simon.

All The Pieces Matter is filled with nuggets like this, tantalizing anecdotes about the dynamics of the shows cast and crew that feel like they could be the subject of full chapters or even another book. Just one chapter contains stories about Wendell Pierce and Dominic West taking a young Michael B. Jordan to a strip club for character research and the actors judging a pretty pussy competition, before transitioning to a fascinating glimpse at their living arrangements. Seth Gilliam and Domenick Lombardozzi decided to rent an apartment together in hopes the closeness would give them the camaraderie needed to realistically portray partners Carver and Herc on screen and wound up playing marathon sessions of Madden with whoever dropped by. Meanwhile Clarke Peters, who seemed to embody his character, Lester Freamon, bought a five-bedroom house and rented it to actors who shared his distaste for television and enjoyed sitting around reading, painting, and playing music. All of these stories beg for follow-up questions, but Abrams quickly moves on.

You know I always wondered if they ever planned to do anything with that Rawls scene and now I know. If I remember correctly they were looking for Omar in a gay bar and dude flips out and causes a small scene leaving and when the crowd clears thats when you see Rawls sitting at the bar laughing. Definitely looks like its worth a read Edited by That Guy There
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This is from a gag reel

 

Maybe they were planning to do something with Carcetti's advisor and Rawls?

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Lonely-Martin

HBO hitting another home run, lol. I loved this show and glad I returned to finish it off (saw season 1 a few years back but got distracted and this was always 'next' but the likes of Boardwalk and Thrones grabbed me, lol).

 

Glad to read Season 2 get some positive vibes, loved the move to the docks for a fresh angle. This very much is my kinda show, the Shield was awesome too of course, but this is better than Breaking Bad without doubt, not that I didn't love Walter White's story. And this won't knock The Sopranos off of its top spot for me, but I genuinely feel nothing can anyway. :)

 

The school season (4) was a good one and I do feel season 5 went a bit far with Jimmy's ways, a fine performance from Dominic West, but an easily a character I can dislike too. Plus it's the media, never one to buy into their pap easily, lol. Found myself not caring too much about that side of season 5. Bunk was my dude, loved his presence and Bubbles was an awesome character, especially earlier in the series. Season 1 and 3 were exactly what I was looking for in a show I think, real gritty edge, and it's nice to like something that Little finger from Thrones did as I hate him in GoT, lol.

 

Just OZ and The Deuce to catch up on next, seen a couple of episodes of OZ too, and I remembered loving Homicide: Life On the Streets way back, this show really complimented that. Took me a while to realise Snoop was a girl too, lol. Oops. An excellent show that I'll certainly pick up and keep forever. :)

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