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    The Wire

    Post by affrosponge88 on Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:25 pm

    The Wire



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    Discuss David Simon's groundbreaking drama series here...
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    Re: The Wire

    Post by glazomaniac on Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:25 pm

    "You got to. This America, man."

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    Re: The Wire

    Post by Gauephat on Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:09 am

    I watched my roommate watching this (3rd re-watch for me) and I was impressed again by how well the cast is handled. Seriously, other shows need to learn from this. When a character becomes unnecessary plot-wise or thematically, it's OK to scale back their appearances, or cut them entirely. Conversely, it's important to have your characters evolve, and not just go through the same motions each season. Seriously, I don't think any other show even comes close to the efficiency, economy, and efficacy of the way The Wire used its extended cast.
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    Re: The Wire

    Post by Stephen77 on Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:48 am

    Gauephat wrote:I watched my roommate watching this (3rd re-watch for me) and I was impressed again by how well the cast is handled. Seriously, other shows need to learn from this. When a character becomes unnecessary plot-wise or thematically, it's OK to scale back their appearances, or cut them entirely. Conversely, it's important to have your characters evolve, and not just go through the same motions each season. Seriously, I don't think any other show even comes close to the efficiency, economy, and efficacy of the way The Wire used its extended cast.

    I would say Deadwood probably comes close.

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    Re: The Wire

    Post by Gauephat on Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:15 am

    Stephen77 wrote:
    Gauephat wrote:I watched my roommate watching this (3rd re-watch for me) and I was impressed again by how well the cast is handled. Seriously, other shows need to learn from this. When a character becomes unnecessary plot-wise or thematically, it's OK to scale back their appearances, or cut them entirely. Conversely, it's important to have your characters evolve, and not just go through the same motions each season. Seriously, I don't think any other show even comes close to the efficiency, economy, and efficacy of the way The Wire used its extended cast.

    I would say Deadwood probably comes close.

    Eh, I don't think so. As much as I love Deadwood, Milch really ran out of ideas for some of the characters. Tolliver, Calamity Jane, Joanie, Trixie, and the Doc all spend a good amount of time spinning their wheels.
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    Re: The Wire

    Post by odduck on Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:39 pm

    I really didn't like the ending montage. It was... disappointing at the very least. But the first 3 seasons are all As.
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    Re: The Wire

    Post by Traegonometry on Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:42 pm

    odduck wrote:I really didn't like the ending montage. It was... disappointing at the very least. But the first 3 seasons are all As.

    How can the fourth season not be an A for you? What show were you watching?!
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    Re: The Wire

    Post by odduck on Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:49 pm

    The show with 2 talented children actors and a fuckload of annyoing kidz.
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    Re: The Wire

    Post by stingo on Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:18 pm

    odduck wrote:The show with 2 talented children actors and a fuckload of annyoing kidz.

    I've spotted your problem. Someone mixed your Wire DVDs up with season 4 of Full House.
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    Re: The Wire

    Post by odduck on Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:24 pm

    Maybe Maestro Harrell and Jermaine Crawford were so good that they made all the other kids seems like amateurs (which I'm pretty sure they were anyway).
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    Re: The Wire

    Post by Traegonometry on Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:24 pm

    stingo wrote:I've spotted your problem. Someone mixed your Wire DVDs up with season 4 of Full House.

    So that's what show he was watching!
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    Re: The Wire

    Post by stingo on Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:27 pm

    odduck wrote:Maybe Maestro Harrell and Jermaine Crawford were so good that they made all the other kids seems like amateurs (which I'm pretty sure they were anyway).

    Those two are both pretty great, but I liked Michael and Namond quite a bit as well. Especially the relationship Namond had with his parents.
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    Re: The Wire

    Post by odduck on Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:32 pm

    You're absolutely right. So it's 4 talented kids and then the rest...
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    Re: The Wire

    Post by stingo on Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:33 pm

    odduck wrote:You're absolutely right. So it's 4 talented kids and then the rest...

    Oh, yeah, I can't vouch for any of the rest of those little fuckers.

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