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diddlydawg7
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The Wire is so fricking good (Season 1 spoilers)

I’d seen it before a few years back and thought it was very solid and certainly in my top 5.

Started the rewatch recently and rewatching season 1 was more enjoyable than watching 95% of shows the first time around.

I picked up on so much more this time around. I never realized the significance of Stringer telling McNulty “nicely done” in court.

I think part of the reason everyone says it’s better the 2nd time around is because you get introduced to at least 30 different characters immediately and it’s tough to keep everything straight.

Definitely gotta rearrange my list once i’m done with the rewatch but right now i’d probably give it #2.


Seeing Grey
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If you're not rewatching the wire, you're doing it wrong.

It's the goat for a reason.

I remember seeing an article for the top 50 characters in the wire. Slim Charles was like 47....


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skinny domino
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Just to watch Omar is worth it....one bad mofo.


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Still my GOAT show. Think I’ve seen it 3 or 4 times, but haven’t in a while (at least 4-5 years I think). Im sure I’ll eventually rewatch it again. It’s so good.


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The greatest show of all time.


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Awesome show


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VermilionTiger
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It’s really not comprehensible that HBO had The Wire and The Sopranos on at the same time


H-Town Tiger
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Still my GOAT show. Think I’ve seen it 3 or 4 times, but haven’t in a while (at least 4-5 years I think). Im sure I’ll eventually rewatch it again. It’s so good.


Just finished my most recent rewatch, it holds up so well. You can always find different stuff you don’t necessarily pick up on the first time around. I even like S5 more with each rewatch


VermilionTiger
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I actually hated season 5 MORE on my rewatch. Maybe thats because I enjoyed seasons 1 - 4 even more


Peter167
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Most great shows need a rewatch. You will pick up on a lot of stuff because you know what's happening for the most part. Easier to pick up on the little things


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diddlydawg7
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It’s really not comprehensible that HBO had The Wire and The Sopranos on at the same time


The Wire >>>>>> The Sopranos

JMO


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Carson123987
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The GOAT


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H-Town Tiger
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actually hated season 5 MORE on my rewatch. Maybe thats because I enjoyed seasons 1 - 4 even more


I understand that it pales in comparison to the other seasons, but ultimately I appreciate the point Simon was trying to make about the paper/media, that they missed all the big stories. Basically the paper is like a mirror to the PD, clueless bosses that only care about try to win a Pulitzer, ignoring the big picture for short term gain. The natural reporters/true journalists Gus, Alma get the shaft like the natural po-lice.

Also I like the contrasts, the Greeks my name is not my name vs Marlo my name is my name. how no one really gets what they want but some get what others wanted more than anything. Levy has Marlo networking with the developers, which was all Stringer wanted but Marlo couldn’t care less. He wants his name to ring out on street corners but when he takes that corner from those dudes, they are talking about Omar (exaggerating his demise). And the FBI profiler describing Jimmy to a tee in his profile of the serial killer is fantastic.

ETA if nothing else, Slim Charles taking out Cheese should redeem S5
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