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    SPOILER ALERT!




    Anybody out there watching? This season started slow, but I'm really caught up in it right now. RIP Omar, best character in TV history. (No. 2: Barney Fife.)
    Last edited by kennyboyerfan; 02-25-2008, 10:08 AM.
    "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
    --Albert Einstein

  • #2
    Well shit. I knew there was a chance of a spoiler in this thread but little did I know it was going to be this.

    Not your fault. I should haven known better. My enjoyment won't be any less.

    Great character and best show on TV.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Sheriff Blaylock View Post
      Well shit. I knew there was a chance of a spoiler in this thread but little did I know it was going to be this.

      Not your fault. I should haven known better. My enjoyment won't be any less.

      Great character and best show on TV.
      Oh, shit, I'm truly sorry. I'll try to edit the hed.
      "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
      --Albert Einstein

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      • #4
        Yeah, thanks a lot... I'm one episode behind.
        "At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is needed."
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        • #5
          Originally posted by kennyboyerfan View Post
          SPOILER ALERT!




          Anybody out there watching? This season started slow, but I'm really caught up in it right now. RIP Omar, best character in TV history. (No. 2: Barney Fife.)
          Must I remind you George Costanza bested Fife fair and square.
          Turning the other cheek is better than burying the other body.

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          • #6
            I always felt that all of the seasons kind of start slow. That's part of the charm of the show. They ease into the story, let it slowly build.

            While season 5 isn't measuring up to seasons 3 or 4 it's still the best show on TV, maybe ever. I can't believe there is only one episode left (the penultimate episode is On-Demand now). Then again, given the ratings, the fact that HBO gave it five seasons is incredible.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by YYZ View Post
              Yeah, thanks a lot... I'm one episode behind.
              My bad. I didn't even think about it. I figured most people watch it like I do on Sunday night. Stupid assumption.
              "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
              --Albert Einstein

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              • #8
                Originally posted by kennyboyerfan View Post
                My bad. I didn't even think about it. I figured most people watch it like I do on Sunday night. Stupid assumption.
                Well done Yaks.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by MWBMIS View Post
                  I always felt that all of the seasons kind of start slow. That's part of the charm of the show. They ease into the story, let it slowly build.

                  While season 5 isn't measuring up to seasons 3 or 4 it's still the best show on TV, maybe ever. I can't believe there is only one episode left (the penultimate episode is On-Demand now). Then again, given the ratings, the fact that HBO gave it five seasons is incredible.
                  I'm still partial to Season 2 with the dock workers, but it's all good.
                  "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
                  --Albert Einstein

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by SunuvaNun View Post
                    Well done Yaks.
                    ++
                    "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
                    --Albert Einstein

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by kennyboyerfan View Post
                      I'm still partial to Season 2 with the dock workers, but it's all good.
                      See, I always thought that was the "weakest" season, but we all have our tastes. If you like I can take the pressure of you and spoil what happens at the end of episode 9 since I watched it this morning.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by MWBMIS View Post
                        See, I always thought that was the "weakest" season, but we all have our tastes. If you like I can take the pressure of you and spoil what happens at the end of episode 9 since I watched it this morning.
                        Nice try, but too late. I was too jacked up to wait and watched it this morning, too. I'm saying nothing more.
                        "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
                        --Albert Einstein

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by MWBMIS View Post
                          See, I always thought that was the "weakest" season, but we all have our tastes. If you like I can take the pressure of you and spoil what happens at the end of episode 9 since I watched it this morning.
                          That's one season that I didn't care for initially, but by the time it was done, I loved it.

                          I like seeing some of the characters from season 2 showing up occasionally in season 5.

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                          • #14
                            Season 4 was arguably the best of the lot, although seasons 1 and 3 were also extraordinary television. Even season 2 (union workers) had an appeal.

                            I never thought this season got off to a slow start. As a matter of fact, I think this year's angle of covering Baltimore's perspective from a newpaper POV is incredibly powerful tv. The character of Gus (Clarke Johnson, a wonderful actor previously on Homicide: Life on the Street, and a contributing director of the series - in fact, among others, Johnson directs the series finale) is enthralling. Witnessing the inner-workings of city government, ghetto life, and Law and Order from the perspective of the Baltimore Sun and its writers/editors is captivating.

                            And I've also loved (and continue to love) watching Det. Lester Freeman work his brand of intellectual insight street smarts in combating an out-of-control Marlo Stansfield and his gang of hoodlums. The deaths this season have been unexpected, and, at the same time, expected, but certainly no less shocking.

                            Best dramatic television ever aired. Nothing else totally compares. And this includes The Sopranos!
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by slow groove View Post
                              Best dramatic television ever aired. Nothing else totally compares. And this includes The Sopranos!
                              Nice try, but The Wire has this nasty habit of actually setting up a story and telling how how it ends. It's a fatal flaw. The genius thing to do is to set it up and then just pull the plug when you can't think of anything else.

                              On a serious note, I love the way they toss in characters from past episodes this season -- the dockworker, the stick-up boy now selling basketball shoes, Randy in the boys home....It's like everyone is getting a chance to bow out.
                              "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
                              --Albert Einstein

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