>be told it's the best show ever

>be told it's the best show ever
>be told it's full of morally complex stories and morally complex characters with complicated intentions
>4 episodes in and it's just a standard cop show with cringe dialogue, a cringe TV cop main character, homosexuality and the only interesting characters so far (D'Angeolo and Stringer) have hardly any screentime
Wtf? Does it get better? Does this annoying c**t McNulty become less annoying? Does the show develop into anything more than just an edgy cop show or is it just another overrated TV show?
No spoilers, please. I plan to stick through the first series at least. Just need to see if it's worth it or not.

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the cops are the main focus point of S1 to introduce you into the show, but they become side characters in later season when the narrative spreads out more to shine a light on the white working class poverty in s2, political corruption in s3, failure of the education system in s4 and sellout journalists in s5.
    its still very good if you're willing to pay attention.
    also, mcnulty fricking with his superiors will grow on you, his scenes in s2 when he dumps an extra 14 bodies in rawls is kino

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Thanks anon, I suppose I'll stick with season 1 until I get into the good stuff. I am excited to get into it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >failure of the education system in s4
      Does it ever elaborate on the failure of integration/ the failure of the black race?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        not explicitly, but ofc any sentient being would make such conclusions naturally.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Not on purpose

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        i think the restaurant scene highlights this very well

        the corner kids are loud, obnoxious and arrogant in the classroom but when bunny takes them to a high-end ""white"" (like half of the patrons were black) restaurant the kids feel intimidated, inferior and powerless

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        One of the black moms is depicted as the most evil fricking Black person in all of homierdom and starts beating her son because he's not enough of a thug for her.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >he dumps an extra 14 bodies in rawls

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Bonus: the crooked city officials are played by former Baltimore crooked city officials

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >one jay landsman character isn't enough so they make another jay landsman character have a cameo and then they get the real jay landsman to play an unrelated role
        >felicia "snoop" pearson is a fictionalized version of felicia "snoop" pearson played by felicia "snoop" pearson
        >omar's henchman is played by the guy omar is based on
        >ed norris is played by ed norris

        How did they get away with it?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          "snoop" pearson is a fictionalized version of felicia "snoop" pearson played by felicia "snoop" pearson
          same energy

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >brother mouzone's bodyguard is the real life DeAndre from the corner
          >the deacon was an ex drug kingpin and avon barksdale inspiration
          >co-creator ed burns was a homicide detective turned school teacher, just like prez

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >one jay landsman character isn't enough so they make another jay landsman character have a cameo and then they get the real jay landsman to play an unrelated role
            >felicia "snoop" pearson is a fictionalized version of felicia "snoop" pearson played by felicia "snoop" pearson
            >omar's henchman is played by the guy omar is based on
            >ed norris is played by ed norris

            How did they get away with it?

            >lets fill our show with disgusting criminals who should be locked away or dead
            >Show is about sympathising with criminals

            Frick the wire.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >advocating for reform and redemption in the legal system is LE BAD

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Sounds like libtard hand wringing to me. Give drug charges the death penalty. See how long it takes to fix this shit.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Sounds like not an argument to me. Give moronation the death penalty. See how long it takes to clean up these boards.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              ok herc

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              You aren't bright enough to get it, you black and white motherfricker. The world is gray areas, and Wire is about that. You need to go out and experience the world. You are ignorant currently.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >The world is gray areas
                Might seem that way when you spend your life gulping down propaganda. Evil is evil and should not be tolerated.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                virtue is a luxury, anon

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You probably are equating criminals with "evil". Some kid with weed in his pocket is EVIL. Frick off. Someone fed YOU some pretty poor propaganda. Was it a pastor?

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you watch through season 2 you’ll be rewarded with quite possibly the two best pairs of naked breasts ever put on screen. After that who cares.
    >verification not required.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I've posted almost this exact same feedback several times, but you're mentioning 2 sets.
      1 obviously was the young union guys hairdresser gf breasts, but who is the 2nd set?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        nta
        in a later season (4?), kima hooks up with a fricking BOMBSHELL nigress..

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I don't remember that in s4 but I usually dropped it by then on rewatch attempts. The anon I was replying to mentioned there's incredible sets by the end of season 2. Hairdresser girl is obvious, but I can't think of anyone else. Is it the DA chick or whatever who eventually hooks up with the bald black cop? McNulty showed up on her doorstep and bangs her but I can't think of anyone else. She's not even in the same league either

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            nah, i think anon just misspoke
            its the hairdresser and the nigress later on, those are the only really coomworthy bawds of the wire.
            also that other nigress that marlo hooks up with, but she doesn't get nekkid, unfortunately.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            DA chick is Rhonda. She's nothing special, she's like a 40 degree day

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You're thinking of S3 where Mcnulty covers for her ass. Then she snitches on his plot in S5, fricking c**t.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        nta
        in a later season (4?), kima hooks up with a fricking BOMBSHELL nigress..

        Anyone hot for that ho they assigned to take Cutty into the bedroom for a threeway at that hood party? Mmmmm, she was serious about it.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          nah, she was too Black personly.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The prostitute in the red lingerie that blows McNulty when he goes on the undercover sting. Literally the perfect woman made manifest.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That scene is amazing. When Bunk stops the random dude from busting down the door and he says "What are they gonna do, flush a bunch of prostitutes down the toilet?" my sides exploded

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Digits of truth

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It took me a good three attempts to get past the first half of S1 but it really is worth it. Try and just appreciate the cliche cop procedural stuff for what it is and remember that the showrunner worked the Baltimore newspaper crime beat for like two decades and worked for the police as well. It’s a show about the setting and interconnection between institutions, not so much individual characters and plot lines.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >cop procedural stuff
      But this show is the opposite of that? A procedural is when they solve a new case each week and devote maybe 2 minutes per episode to the overarching plot line.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yes, it is indeed the opposite.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Does OP know that he's gonna look like some punk ass b***hes out there?

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >cringe
    >edge
    >overrated
    stick with breaking bad

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    how the frick is the wire edgy? it's like the least edgy show hbo ever put out

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >In season 1 episode 4 there's literally a scene where McNulty and that black guy repeatedly say "frick" over and over as they solve a crime scene
      If that's not edgy then I don't know, anon. Although like I said, I'm still very early in. I'm open to continue and enjoy the rest of the show

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        that scene is played for laughs and is repeatedly cited as one of the shows funniest, silliest gags. there's no edge in his attitude whatsoever. they dont even sound or look angry when they say frick

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        kino scene you're just a nerd

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >that black guy

        That's The Bunk to you.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous
        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          WE NEED THE BUNK!!

          WE GOTTA HAVE THAT BUNK!!

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          best character

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >If that's not edgy then I don't know, anon
        I'll go with the latter. You clearly don't know.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That's just a funny bit scene you autistic frick.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        dude thats one of the most intelligent gags ever put on screen.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That's just a funny bit scene you autistic frick.

          that scene is played for laughs and is repeatedly cited as one of the shows funniest, silliest gags. there's no edge in his attitude whatsoever. they dont even sound or look angry when they say frick

          I'm not trying to hate, but please explain how this is supposed to be a hilarious, intelligent Cinemaphile gag? Maybe it's because I'm not American.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The show was criticized for having too many swear words, so they answered the criticism with a joke scene where the only dialogue is the word frick

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              based triple dubs but that sounds more like a deadwood bit

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >season 1, episode 4
              >filmed before any audiences or critics saw the show at all

              The real story is that it's based off a joke some cop told one of the writers. He said that the department was getting dumber and poorer and that it'd only be a matter of time before cops solve cases just by grunting and saying nothing but swear words. There's no criticism or commentary or whatever. The frick scene is just that, a silly joke brought to life.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Huh, now that you mention it my story really doesn't make any sense. It's just the story I heard from a friend of mine when I started watching The Wire like 3 years ago.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It's possible the story you heard applies to a joke scene from a later season but I'm not familiar with that lore

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I know a guy who believes George R.R. Martin wrote Tyrion Lannister for Peter Dinklage specifically, even though the Dink was just beginning to land small roles in the early 90s when the characters were being developed.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >beginning to land small roles

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >scene answers criticism
              >scene was written and filmed before any such criticism could possibly have been made

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            the humor comes from the contrast between the intelligence of the scene, where they re-work the murder and figure it out completely, while at the same time saying nothing except "frick" and variations thereof.
            presumably it didn't work for you because you weren't following along with the investigation/figuring stuff out part of the scene.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >clearly you wasn't paying attention to the scene because you're not easily amused by the overuse of the word frick
              Okay, moron.

              The show was criticized for having too many swear words, so they answered the criticism with a joke scene where the only dialogue is the word frick

              This makes more sense. Obviously the context was lost to me as I'm watching it 20 years later. Thanks for explaining, anon

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            i'm not american either. it's also not supposed to be "intelligent" it's just funny seeing two bros who know each other inside/out communicating solely through one word with just variations in tone and delivery. the fact that the word they're using is profanity wasnt really the point

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            it also shows that they work so well together, they can piece together a crime without really saying anything.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Everything about you and how you go into watching a show is ridiculous and entitled. It's like you're trying to find shit to criticize and fault.

            Why are you here seeking understanding and consensus midway through the first season?
            Must you see everything through the lens of what others think? Come back when you're finished. Stop trying to figure out if it's okay for you to have your own opinions. We aren't gonna hold your hand and reassure you. You either appreciate and get the show on your own or you don't.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            also frick can mean many different things depending on how it is said
            perhaps your language skills did not pick up on this

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Le funny scene was updooted on reddit so the morons who come here spaz out about it

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            2 detectives unravel the crime scene, in a way that's completely understandable to the audience, with no dialogue whatsoever except for the word "frick"

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              You have to let that go and keep watching.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Its just a good scene anon

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Meme scenes like this and the chess shit really drag the show down on a rewatch. Was more forgiving when I watched it years ago but its impossible to watch some parts without thinking of the heckin reddit upvotes. Some parts I could see the pointing open mouthed basedjacks floating in front of my TV screen pointing back at the set.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >seething at reddit in the middle of kino
          maybe you need to log off more often

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The reddit DNA is there on the screen front and center. Turning a blind eye to it doesn't make it go away.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous
            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              anon the wire predates reddit. take your meds.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Reddit DNA is present in pre-reddit media. The reddit sensibilities didn't spring into the world when the website went live.They were already circling and present in proto-reddit content. I'd argue that The Wire was one of the seminal works that invented "redditness". The Wire is the parent. The chromosome was already here before the birth.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Shut the frick up

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                holy shit anon, Cinemaphile has reddit dna too, you're a redditor for posting here!

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                oops wrong show

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Firefly is definitely protoreddit too. Would also apply to Edgar Wright shit

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Tell us you're brown without saying jajajaja

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Stop. You're full blown schizo.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                How exactly do you define this "redditness"? Just stuff you personally think is cringey and enjoyed by normal, non-extreme, non-hateful people? People who you see as thinking they are hip and clever but really super lame?

                People who separate their paragraphs as not to leave a run-on puke pile of a post? Those butthole "reddit spacers"? Frick them! They shouldn't be ALLOWED here unless they conform to conspiracy theories and blatant racism!

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                This is the most reddit post made on Cinemaphile in some time.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                So you can't define it?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Got dat red top

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous
        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Reddit? Wow. You're fully gone, anon. It's over.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          lol what a loser

          Sounds like libtard hand wringing to me. Give drug charges the death penalty. See how long it takes to fix this shit.

          this guy too. frick the police and frick the feds you security state bootlicker

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >impossible to watch some parts without thinking of the heckin reddit upvotes
          Insecurity

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You could never handle Deadwood, lol.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I like the Wire but please don't compare a scene where two guys just say frick to each other, to possibly the best written show ever.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >obviously not from maryland

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Definitely worth it. 4 episodes in and they're still setting up the story and characters. Stick with it until the basketball episode (ep 9, I think?). That's usually the one where things start to click. Not surprisingly it's also the episode that introduces one of the best characters in the series.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Thanks, will do!

      It might help if you stop thinking about it as a cop show and more as a portrait of a US city. The producers went to autistic lengths to make stuff authentic

      I'm trying not to think of it as a cop show but it hasn't done much to convince me otherwise. Although I am excited to see how it develops. Does it delve more into the politics and economics of the drug trade by any chance?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yes, season 2 focuses on the docks how the drugs get shipped in overseas.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Does it delve more into the politics and economics of the drug trade by any chance?
        100%

        You could kind of say the show zooms out a little bit with each season. Or at least changes focus. Crime and drug dealers are always there, but around halfway through the show, that part of it almost seems secondary.

        The show isn't really about cops & robbers, its about the systematic problems US cities face. How all of these people get completely fricked over by the institutions they serve

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It might help if you stop thinking about it as a cop show and more as a portrait of a US city. The producers went to autistic lengths to make stuff authentic

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    impressive casting

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Threatens Bad Guy with an empty gun, pottery

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    steals every scene it's in

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This is the only tool that can stand up to the pressures of the modern urban crime environment.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This is the only tool that can stand up to the pressures of the modern urban crime environment.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Despite all the pressures from the chain of command, he was the only one who did reduce himself to playing the stat game

      What was his power level?

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    2 > 1 > 4 > 3 > 5

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous
  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    4 > 3 > 1 > 5 > 2

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      4 > 3 > 2 > 1 > 5

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      why would you watch it in this order?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        because saying 1 > 2 > 3 > 4 > 5 makes me sound like an adhd zoomer who easily loses patience and concentration

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Hes rating the season you autistic moron

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    2>4>3>1>5 >>>> about a trillion light years worth of power gap >>>> any other show ever made.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Fair

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      sopranos beats every wire season buddy but I do like the wire. wire is basically shield tier

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        sopranos is amazing but the feds only arrive when its convenient to the plot and every major character introduced in a subsequent season formulaically dies in the end of that season.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The Shield is Wire Light. Unfortunate that you saw Shield first and somehow think that basic cable shit is anywhere near Wire level. Shield is on a much lower shelf, down there with 24 and Justified. Good shows, but not top shelf.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          All I know is that every time I get in my car and have to drive through the black neighborhood I blast bawitaba and feel like I'm in the strike team rolling out to bust some heads but no one has ever pretended to be McNulty

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >no one has ever pretended to be McNulty
            He actually had brains so that would take too much effort

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Drive around to the Super Fly soundtrack anon, it's great.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You seem like a raging, violent person. I'd much rather be or be friends with McNulty than Mackey. Jimmy was a fun and smart boozehead.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The Shield is on the same level as those god tier shows, it's just not in your face obvious about it. The Shield's genius is subtle. They don't cram in some stupid chess metaphor that they repeatedly hit the audience over the head with.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The Shield has a thousand times more action scenes than Sopranos and Wire combined, it had vastly inferior secondary characters and is not nearly as quotable.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I agree that The Wire is probably one of the most quotable shows of all time and The Wire also has the best roster of characters ever put on television. Almost every single secondary character has sovl and personality.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                the wire was hated its entire runtime

                >I agree that The Wire is probably one of the most quotable shows of all time
                by fricking who?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Me and my pals

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              also the shield suffers from manlet Michael Chiklis being too front and center the secondary characters never have a chance to really do a whole lot as he eats up every scene

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >it's just a standard cop show
    >cringe dialogue
    name five (5) other cop shows that use the words "Black person" and "affidavit" as often

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    troony show

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    this show is real as frick. All the characters are developed, the plot lines are reasonable, the subject matter topical and authentic to the region. If you end up liking it, David Simon also made a similiar long format show about post-katrina new orleans called Treme.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it really isnt a standard cop show at any point, theres no week to week case that they solve by the end of the ep, its all them building a case over the whole season and by S2 its totally different

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The important part of the "frick" crime scene is that McNulty dismisses it as Landsman reaching for bullshit connections, however he was actually 100% correct and it was a Barksdale murder.

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I miss this gay homie like you wouldn't believe.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the scene where he robs the poker game is pure sovl kino

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >money don't got no owners, only spenders

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      All of his scenes are cringe. Especially when he teams up with mouzone and him in the court room

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        dogshit take

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Scenes are ruined by the fact you know some redditor is watching it and thinking its a "great" scene.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            So true. If only I allowed redditors to live rent free in my head 24/7. Then I'd be a more rational and impartial person.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Clearly this show is NOT for you. You just came here to try and convince us and all the critics of the world that we're WRONG for holding The Wire in such high regard. But you just outed yourself as a kid who doesn't get it. You're not superior for your take, you're a moron.

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    LIKE A 40 DEGREE DAY!

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I'm just a janny I suppose, and I want my hot pockets

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Did he get paid? Did he shower daily? Then it wasn't us.

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >be told it's full of morally complex stories and morally complex characters with complicated intentions
    this is bait nobody ever said that

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah he must've be describing a different kind of kino...

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >The Shield
        Ah yes, The Wire if it was good.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          the shield only has 4 or 5 good characters

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Which ones?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              vic, curtis, shane, ronnie and steve. i always found dutch, claudette and david very simple and one-track and kinda mid after a couple seasons

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >get sold the wire as some kind of redpilled masterpiece from a pre-woke bygone era
    >get constant gay black shit

    Real head scratching how this gets a pass here

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >American gods shown with flaws, such as murdering, selling drugs, stealing, being absent/terrible fathers
      >Even ones in politics are in it for themselves and don't care a single bit about the community
      >Cops are largely a bunch of careerists who dgaf about stopping criminals or solving crime, the want to rise in ranks or at least punch a clock until they get a nice retirement
      >Politicians are cops x1,000,000. They dgaf about anything but them and their career
      >Gangsters have a few good guys like Prop Joe, but are mostly self-interested murdering filth selling death to the weak
      >Drug addicts are burnouts but aren't "down on their luck" so much as "choosing drugs over society"
      >Gangster kids are just as murderous and nasty as the adults
      >In the end, nothing ever changes
      You missed the point. There's gay black shit, but it's not exactly glorified. It's just portrayed, in all the ugly subhuman reality.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        These people will never understand. And it makes them angry, like outsiders. They cannot see or appreciate the scope and the thesis of The Wire. They see it as "elitist", as all ignorant people see high art they can't reconcile.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I don't think /misc/ will ever be able to handle watching such a high caliber show without resorting to bizarre over exaggerated reductionist arguements about race.

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Do the posters know we gon' look like some punk ass b***hes out there?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      YO ASS TO IGNENT TO GET THE PAY

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Holy shit, it contained homosexuality!! Can't watch that!

    OP, the shitbird moron.

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I know it was supposed to be a joke but the scene with Herc driving around pretending to be Shaft was accidental kino imo

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The scene where they investigate a crime scene and just say variations of frick over and over again was kino. Very American.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      naw it was edgy

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Say "3-Day Ban."

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I ain't off topic. Look, man, I ain't involved. I ain't involved in that sneed posting anymore.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Need a new VPN. This here's a tomb. Our IP's are in there.

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it's for people who worship n-words. why do you think it's so highly rated in america

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >The Wire vs The Sopranos
    For me, It's The Shield

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The Shield is really good and I really wanna rewatch it but it is absolutely not in the same league.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The Sopranos is king but The Shield SKULLFRICKS The Wire.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The Wire is king and it and Sopranos ass rapes The Shield and its cheerleaders

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The Wire is too effeminate and LIBTARDED to assrape anything. The presence of the chess scene alone keeps The Wire out of any serious conversation about television

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              you have never seen the show if the chess scene is the only thing you "remember"

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              This. The Shield is far too high T for wirelets to enjoy.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              The Sopranos is king but The Shield SKULLFRICKS The Wire.

              Just so you know, you're ALL ALONE on this. You feel strongly I see, but don't phrase it like it's common knowledge. People at large do not rank the Shield with top shows like The Wire, Deadwood, Mad Men, and Sopranos. It's not a prestige premium cable show. It never was. It never garnered the ratings or the Emmys.

              You're entitled to your opinion, but very few would agree.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I agree with those anons though. I can't believe such an intelligent and well thought out show flew past your head.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It didn't. It's good. It's just not nearly AS good. All the Shield defenders ITT seem politically motivated about it. Like somehow the wire is lefty and woke and shield is all kid rock and badass. You can feel how you do. Just know you're an insignificant minority.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                i never felt that the shield was intelligent
                well made, sure. well acted, also sure, at least from the main cast.
                but *intelligent*? frick no.

                what exactly is intelligent about the badass corrupt cop, the mary sue Black person lady, the ostansibly incorruptible (shocker, he gets corrupted in the end) IA antagonist, etc etc
                to me, it was an entertaining action show, period.

                the wire was a 5 season long essay about why modern america sucks, why its in decline. and it gets most of it right. shit, all of it, but obviously its not (couldn't possibly be) all encompassing.

                the characters weren't just archetypes, they had life. the plots weren't just an excuse to create drama, they had purpose.
                it was more serious than the shield, but also way funnier. its more quotable and memeable.

                its ending is *the* canonical, prototypical, perfect example of the bittersweet ending meme. what's the shield ending? staring at a gun while smirking? while we're at it, the sopranos ending doesn't stack up neither.

                no. sorry. yes, the shield is good, but its not up there, not even remotely. the sopranos is closer, but still not as good. same for breaking bad, very good show, not as good as the wire.
                NOTHING is as good as the wire. no show ever made. and ill be very suprised (pleasantly) if anything ever matches it.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Honestly I wish I wasn't running on so little sleep right now so that I could really describe about why I find The Shield so amazingly written. But I guess you'll just have to accept my concession this time.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Unexpected humble turn. I can respect this shieldposter.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Nailed it. No one is dissing the Shield, but they seriously expect others to think it's even in the ballpark? Nah. No matter how much someone enjoyed Shield back in the day, it cannot compare.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Funnier than shield ? :DDDD lmao go suck on Black person dick moron

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The Shield blows Mad Men and Deadwood out of the water in truth.

                Half the critics who praised these shows ended up being trannies. What does that tell you?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >NOOOOOO YOU CAN'T LIKE THE SAME THING SHEMALES DID BECAUSE
                >B-BECAUSE YOU JUST CANT, OKAY?!!!?!?!?!?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                cry harder

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >still not an argument
                I accept your concession

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >The Shield blows Mad Men out of the water

                Eh maybe but that's a whole debate on it's own

                >The Shield blows Deadwood out of the water

                Very true but that's mostly because Deadwood is a half unfinished show. I know a lot of people put Deadwood in their top 5 but I think it's really held back by the fact that it only got 3 seasons and a ending that went nowhere

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                nta but I just recently rewatched Deadwood. S1 is really good, S2 is utterly excellent, and S3 is very underwhelming, and I don't just mean the ending that offers utterly no resolution.
                I would say Mad Men > The Shield > Deadwood personally, though I might put S2 of Deadwood above any individual season of the others.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I really wish Deadwood got a few more seasons so that it could've had a proper ending. What's everyone's thoughts on the movie?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >What's everyone's thoughts on the movie?
                It was nice to see the characters again but felt pretty pointless beyond that. Wasted oppurtunity but inoffensive.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Bingo. It felt very safe and by the books. Predicting what Hearst was gonna do midway through to get the property was extremely obvious and felt like a season 3 rerun. That show deserved so much better.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The movie was okay. It was at least somewhat of a better ending than how the original series ended. Also why so little EB besides one weird fan service scene?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                That you're obsessed with trannies. Lol

                Not that you're even correct. Anyone who disagrees with you is a troony. Taste is subjective of course, but numbers aren't. The Shield is objectively less appreciated than either of those shows.

                According to the data YOU ARE WRONG.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >The Shield is objectively less appreciated than either of those shows.
                I don't care. Let's be real. The Wire got a huge acclaim boost just for being about black people. Mad Men ran out of steam after 5 seasons but kept getting its dick sucked because of residual acclaim. Deadwood ended prematurely leaving the show unsatisfying despite the first two seasons being great.

                The Shield is just a more satisfying show that builds to a great pay off. Critical acclaim has no bearing on that.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >The Wire got a huge acclaim boost just for being about black people
                yeah, i'm gonna need a source or citation for that claim

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                No, the black people thing is in your head. We all get that YOU think the Shield is superior. But you can't change the consensus no matter how you try and dismiss in and dissect it. Go check aggregation. And you can't just say "well a buncha libs wrote all that asskissing", because you're exactly that kinda guy.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The frick you whining about? Need another chess scene to teach you that not everything is left or right politics

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                the shield has more emmy wins than the wire moron

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Which is funny.

                The Shield got all the love and praise it deserved when it first came out but now it's completely forgotten about.

                The Wire on the other hand barely got any love (to the point David Simon was begging to keep the show on the air) but now it's starting to get more popular with age.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Now it's starting? No, the buzz started almost immediately after it was cancelled. I remember it in '09 starting up.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                based double trips and I can confirm, 2009 was the year I started watching the wire. BSG ended and I needed a new TV replacement for binging

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I remember Obama at a campaign speech talking about Omar in 08.

                Oops! Just gave dumb people another reason not to watch it now.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Another zoomie getting on The Sopranos bandwagon because reddit told him to do so

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Started watching the show in 2004, cope more homosexual

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Maybe in a production sense, they're not the same but they're definitely on the same level writing wise. The Shield has a smaller scale and is much more subtle about what it's trying to get across. Also The Wire goes all hamfisted several times with David Simon seething about his political opinons while The Shield is mostly able to keep a very real and leveled approach to its portrayal of police work and politics.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          also the shield suffers from manlet Michael Chiklis being too front and center the secondary characters never have a chance to really do a whole lot as he eats up every scene

          The Wire and Sopranos were amazing to me from the get-go. The Shield was always good but didn't get amazing until season 5 imo, that finale was one of the most tragic episodes i'd ever seen

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I will say that The Wire and The Sopranos are great and The Shield is just a notch below those two but I have to say, I'm getting sick of all the dick sucking for The Sopranos these past 2 years. Maybe it's just because I've rewatched it 80 times already but something about how people treat it nowadays (lol gabagool lol Italian lol surface level symbolism) compared to how people treated it a few years back (actually giving it an actually thoughtful critical analysis) just drives me crazy. I really blame The Talking Sopranos (the podcast that has no real deep analysis despite having several past cast members on board) and also the moronic zoomers finding out about it from reddit while they keep shilling the same unfunny Sopranos meme (haha tone I'm a midget)

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              sopranos is funny but the more times you watch it the more annoyed you get at the single episode family guy format and the inconsistent plot

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                For me, it's mostly how it just doesn't go anywhere and it meanders around until the 6th season where it finally starts going somewhere. But you could argue that helps add to the nihilistic theme of the show. And It is mostly a dark comedy that is more focused on it's characters than the plot

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I can relate. I started the show 20 years ago (yes I'm old) so I probably think of it differently than 15 year olds who just started watching it last year. I do find the fanbase annoyingly obnoxious repeating the same fricking shinebox, 20 years in the can and varsity athlete jokes over and over, but I separate the art from the fanbase because it really is just that fricking good of a show, even if flawed.

              sopranos is funny but the more times you watch it the more annoyed you get at the single episode family guy format and the inconsistent plot

              Yep, this is an issue to me too. I've seen the show 5 or 6 times and the rhythm of the show just feels stale at times. Season 5 is hilarious for example, but it also has a lot of inconsequential story arcs imo like Wegler.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >I separate the art from the fanbase because it really is just that fricking good of a show, even if flawed.

                This. It's hard sometimes but it's still an amazing show and nothing will ever change that

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You didn't get it. Someday.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Get what? The Wire? You're out of your fricking mind. I loved The Wire so much I did a whole class presentation on it in high school talking about how great it was.

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >the shield is more high T
    >the shield is also more subtle and smaller scale
    lmao nice try homosexuals

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The Shield is for true patricians. Also lol lmao at you thinking that high T means you can't be subtle or intelligent. You are either a troony or a woman.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Then I'm a true patrician too because I think that show is based, just not GOAT. Oh and it's women who systematically equate intellect with subtlety, this idea that the most powerful scenes/arguments have to be delicate is some liberal arts nonsense.

  34. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    took me 3 months to get through season 1
    and I watched S2-5 in one week straight

    gets way better lad
    S3 and S4 are the two best seasons of anything I've seen ever.

  35. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The show is more about the system as a whole. It's not really an entertaining watch but it's good once it all comes together

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What qualifies as "entertaining" to you? Do you require more explosions and melodrama? Why did you finish the series if you weren't "entertained"?

  36. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    maybe it just aged badly? maybe im a pleb?

  37. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Do you guys really worry if a show or film you're watching or a book you're reading is "Reddit" while watching? Why?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      big guys in Cinemaphile will not call me based if i watch reddit shows

      also check these dubs

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They do. It's just like the people who are obsessed with israeliness, or Incels obsessed with "chad and stacy", or the guys who must mention the black crime percentages. It's what they do here. Getting harder to visit this site every year.

  38. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The Wire always feels like homework at first because, as much as tourists like to joke about the frick or chess scenes, it absolutely does not give a frick about holding your hand when it comes to pacing, characters or drug war logistics. I also had a rough start years ago with season 1 and just found it boring and "pretentious". But once you get into the rhythm of things and get why the show is presenting things the way it does, it gets addictive very fast. There really isn't anything like it, including other shows by David Simon.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This. The whole "le chess metaphor means it's stupid and simple" is such a meme argument. The Wire definitely doesn't hold back or dumb itself down just so the normies and brainlets can catch up. I'll admit I got lost a few times my first watch through.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The chess scene isn't about explaining the drug game through chess for viewer convenience, it's about Bodie's stubborn and deliberate misunderstanding of the game - the belief that he can work his way to the top through diligence as a soldier.

  39. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >the wire thread
    >shield schizos start spamming it

    insecurity.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nobody is spamming it. It's called a debate. You know, that thing that Cinemaphile was made for. I like this debate too. I think both sides make vaild arguments. The Wire threads seem to be the only threads where we can get a reasonable discussion going.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm okay with it. Wire schizos have been spamming True Detective threads lately and it's been hilarious

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        but atleast wireposting is fun

  40. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I didn't care much for Mad Men. It started out great but felt like it wasn't going anywhere, I think I dropped it in season 4.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      S4 and 5 were the best ones. Honesty, I think that show just got better season by season excluding the last two

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I didn't really want to drop it necessarily, my girlfriend at the time did. But I couldn't really disagree with her that it felt like it was going no where. Maybe I'm just not cut out for these shows, I feel similarly about The Sopranos. A few seasons in and it just starts to feel like you've seen everything out of the characters that there is to see. I understand the writing is good but it's just a lot and it feels like it's going in circles at times. I think I'm just more suited to movies or mini-series like True Detective S1 or Lonesome Dove, or something like GoT that is long but obviously building up to something/following a specific plot (not that GoT was good in it's second half, just think it explains what I mean)

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I know what you mean, and in fact the guy who made Mad Men worked on Sopranos for the last couple of seasons. Those shows aren't really about plot at all, they're character dramas to the core. I prefer stories that are more structured too but in these cases I find the characters, acting and dialogue too good to resist.

          but atleast wireposting is fun

          Oh, I love wireposting, it's fricking hilarious

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I appreciate that character drama in and of itself, but I don't know if it's because TV inherently pushes for more seasons/money or just my preference, but in The Sopranos in particular I sometimes felt like Tony would regress or progress in any given manner just to fit a particular plot. IDK, it was still good just don't think I'd rewatch it.

            It's a show about work. Women aren't into shit like that

            Her reasons were a bit different than my being OK with dropping it as our "show". But it moving away from just advertising kino was part of why I was losing interest.

            Anyway I forgot to say earlier, but is The Wire like this? I don't mind it as much when there are a lot of new/interesting characters and avenues to look which sounds like there may be by how people are talking ITT. I've tried before but I guess I was like OP, dropped a couple episodes in because it felt like pretty generic cop drama.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              The Wire is definitely more plot focused than anything else, especially compared to something like Mad Men. Every season builds toward a tragic conclusion, and every season integrates a new cast and institution into the overarching argument. It's the type of show where if you skip one episode, you would be lost. People can shit-talk the extremely slow pacing if they wish, but I don't see anyone denying how well it avoids filler.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I'll give it another shot then. It wasn't that I hated it anyway, I think I was just checking it out and it didn't grip me immediately so I watched something else, might have been the first time I watched The Sopranos actually.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                HOLY DIGITS BATMAN

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                WASTED!

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                What better use for digits than earnestly discussing TV and film?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Check em

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It's definitely a show that requires a lot more focus than others, but then it all clicks and it becomes very easy and enjoyable to watch. A lot of people have a slow start with this show, I was no different.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah, there's zero filler. Always leaves me wanting more, yet when that outro music creeps up as the camera slowly backs away and fades, it's always the perfect ending. I only love Deadwood and true detective s1 as much as the wire.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >generic cop drama
              that's one thing it just isn't

              this

              i never felt that the shield was intelligent
              well made, sure. well acted, also sure, at least from the main cast.
              but *intelligent*? frick no.

              what exactly is intelligent about the badass corrupt cop, the mary sue Black person lady, the ostansibly incorruptible (shocker, he gets corrupted in the end) IA antagonist, etc etc
              to me, it was an entertaining action show, period.

              the wire was a 5 season long essay about why modern america sucks, why its in decline. and it gets most of it right. shit, all of it, but obviously its not (couldn't possibly be) all encompassing.

              the characters weren't just archetypes, they had life. the plots weren't just an excuse to create drama, they had purpose.
              it was more serious than the shield, but also way funnier. its more quotable and memeable.

              its ending is *the* canonical, prototypical, perfect example of the bittersweet ending meme. what's the shield ending? staring at a gun while smirking? while we're at it, the sopranos ending doesn't stack up neither.

              no. sorry. yes, the shield is good, but its not up there, not even remotely. the sopranos is closer, but still not as good. same for breaking bad, very good show, not as good as the wire.
              NOTHING is as good as the wire. no show ever made. and ill be very suprised (pleasantly) if anything ever matches it.

              anon got it right. it's like Chernobyl except that in 5 seasons it has room to go way deeper than just "government career man bad"

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                the sopranos is closer to a generic cop drama than the wire and even i feel moronic just entertaining that idea

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >The Sopranos
                >Generic Cop Drama

                Wut?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                that's my point. neither are, and calling either one of them that is ridiculous.
                you can't lie though that the few cop/fed scenes in sopranos more closely resemble your usual action/suspense police shows (bombastic arrest scenes at weddings or whatever), thats sorta what i was getting at

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It's a show about work. Women aren't into shit like that

  41. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you're right but it gets better in season 2.
    then it steadily declines

  42. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I just finished watching this series like 4 weeks ago.

    5 > 3 > 2 > 4 > 1

    The serial killer thing was funny and Dominic West proves he can carry episodes, no doubt. The last 3-4 episodes of season 5 were fricking amazing and the ending was solid.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      based take
      s5 is not my favorite but it's really misunderstood and it's a blast to revisit. and you're totally right about those last 3 episodes, easily some of the best in tv history

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Interesting. I like that you didn't put 4 on a pedestal like so many do. Never understood that.

      The Wire is definitely more plot focused than anything else, especially compared to something like Mad Men. Every season builds toward a tragic conclusion, and every season integrates a new cast and institution into the overarching argument. It's the type of show where if you skip one episode, you would be lost. People can shit-talk the extremely slow pacing if they wish, but I don't see anyone denying how well it avoids filler.

      Plot over character. That's why I don't find the Wire very comparable with Sopranos, Mad Men, and Breaking Bad where the main character has such overarching emphasis.

  43. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I didn't find any of the characters endearing and pretty much lost interest entirely by the last season
    the highlight was presbo teaching because it reminded me so much of my middle school experience in a 90% black school

  44. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Frickin' rat-fricker's, all of ya'.
    >This is my thread, mine!
    >And now you're gonna tell me who the OP is?
    >Well not frickin' likely.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I love The Wire because it really has some of the most well developed, well rounded characters in TV history and then there's fricking Valchek who's just a one track minded company man jerkoff lmao. I really wanna know what sons of b***hes the writers based him off. Him targeting Frank and inadvertently kicking off so many main events of the season off of a petty fricking glass pane window feud was so fricking hilarious but realistic all at once.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Valcheck is like the stubborn idiots who don't love the wire.

  45. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >tfw I watched the show 3 times and skipped s2 every time
    is it actually worthwhile? just couldn't stand the whiny little gay main character

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I also hate Ziggy but season 2 really is great, those last 2 episodes hit like a fricking trainwreck, and rewatching the Spiros/Greek scenes is a lot more fun with hindsight.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      yes dude, s02 is extremely worthwhile.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Damn, you not only missed one of the BEST seasons, but the remaining three would be SO much less satisfying for missing it. So much of what happens is called back to and bears on the following seasons. Damn, dude.

  46. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Who was the best character?

  47. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >be told it's the best show ever
    correct
    >be told it's full of morally complex stories and morally complex characters with complicated intentions
    mostly correct

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If you want to watch a show focused on morality and law enforcement then The Shield is superior in that category. All the cops on The Wire besides McNulty are either really good or just incompetent.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        already seen it, thanks anyway

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >All the cops on The Wire are either really good or just incompetent.
        And this is unrealistic because?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >If you want to watch a show focused on morality and law enforcement then The Shield is superior in that category
        lol

        >All the cops on The Wire besides McNulty are either really good or just incompetent.
        actually, not at all.

        >prez
        incompetent at traditional policing, but great at the paper trail

        >landsman
        doesn't lift a finger normally, but see him go when kima gets shot

        >rawls
        political piece of shit, but again, when kima got shot, he played ball for real.
        hated mcnulty for career reasons, but told him exactly what he needed to hear when he was spiraling after kima got shot

        >carver
        starts out incompetent at anything past knocking heads, ends up being a great police after lots of experience and colvin telling him off

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Oh le anon forgot about brown nosing cops who do everything to rise to the top by playing le stat game

          Those aren't cops, they're politicians. Maybe you need another chess scene to teach you that one

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Did you read the comment you replied to?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        But that's the realism. I loved the "humps", and how they just drank and half-assed the job. What other shows give the viewer incompetence on display for the real cops to shine against?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Exactly. Every other show will show every cop doing some work in the background or pulling their part to solve case. They'll gladly show cops in a "sexy" manner as long as its maverick anti-hero or god of deduction and finding clues. The Wire is the only show that had the balls to show that some cops were just dirtbags, and not in a police brutality sense, since that can easily be spun as badass (see The Shield), just worthless, parasitic dirtbags.

  48. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >try to get my chinese gf to watch the wire with me after she enjoyed the sopranos
    >halfway through the first episode she pauses it and asks me if it's all just ugly poor people saying "Black person" all the time
    >can't deny it
    >she turns it off and we never watch it again
    couldn't even get her to sit through pulp fiction for the same reason

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      fricking based.
      impregnate her immediately.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you sound whipped. hand her over. i can fix her.

        she's actually fricking psychotic and incredibly controlling, I'm getting my shit and moving out this weekend. Still an absolute goldmine of goofy ESL phrasing and a habit of casually saying the most offensive and racist shit tho, probably the only thing I'll miss

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >the racist is also a narcissist
          wow. shocking. who could have seen that coming.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you sound whipped. hand her over. i can fix her.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the people in pulp fiction aren't ugly or poor though, except maybe the couple robbing the diner
      just say you're dating a racist, it'll only make you cooler

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I could never be with a woman who had that kind of taste and reaction to things. Lol, sounds like my grandfather tbh

  49. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just drop it, it doesnt get any better. The show has two great characters, McNulty and Bunk, the others are plain and forgettable.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      McNutty and Bunk are unironically the most generic of the main cast in season 1 outside of Herc and Carver. They have a bromance buddy cop vibe that's just comforting and familiar to people used to conventional police drama.
      Bunk is largely the same throughout the whole show. McNutty does have a good arc and becomes a cooler character but it's after season 1.

  50. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Was expecting something special but all I got was some generic cop show like any other amerimutt cop show

  51. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it never gets better

  52. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It gets so much better.

  53. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Poor man's The Shield.
    Watch pic rel. instead Wire is onions shit leftie dumbass show

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Mackey's butthole is so tight, you couldn't pull a pin out of it with a John Deer tractor.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Assinvader's butthole is so tight, you couldn't pull a pin out of it with a John Deer tractor.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why are you pitting them against each other and trying to divide us? They're BOTH good shows. If you honestly think The Wire sucks then you just aren't very together and nothing you say can redeem you. It's not "leftie". If you don't see what they are showing you then you're just denying the way the world is.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        because Cinemaphile is a shit board that's why

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >wire fans: theyre both good, but here's why one is better
        >shield fans: *incessant autistic screeching over how only one is good and the other is stinky poo poo*

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Thank you. You summarized the thread.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The shield would be on par with sopranos/wire if seasons 3 and 4 weren't mid. glenn close's character was not interesting or unique but hogged too much screentime because they needed to use their new shiny toy as much as possible. rest of the show was based though

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          summarized by : lel wire fangirl

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >incessant autistic screeching

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Only season 2 is worth watching rest is shit on lel Wire.

  54. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i take it back, shield posters are obnoxious vampires. at least try to be funny if you're gonna spam shit, homosexuals

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Don't lump me in with whatever homosexual got your panties in a twist.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >more unfunny dogshit
        exactly

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You need to get your eyes checked of you think that's an attempt at humor, butthurt little cretin

  55. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ye herd

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >How my dubs look, Mike?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        lookin good snoop

  56. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Maybe wiregays would have appreciated this ending more if it was a chess metaphor with a couple of young didntdos talking about "aw shit hell naw I ain't putting on no suit and tie like a mfer nigguh" and then some white liberal israelite tells us about how tragic and shakespearean this is

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You need to get your eyes checked of you think that's an attempt at humor, butthurt little cretin

      >more unfunny dogshit

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous
      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Maybe you can describe how you feel with a chess metaphor?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Wiregays are all anti-american globalist cucks and that's a fact. I NEVER met a non leftie Wire fan.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        America is a shithole that should be nuked, though. Where do you think globalism even comes from?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You ignorant, one-track-mind motherfricker. leave

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          No I will ruin this thread with a superior show in the same genre, and there's nothing you can do cumdump

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Shield is woke because of gay black cop, woman cops, and a Hispanic in authority. Checkmate!

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Sounds pretty libtard and cucked and leftist to me. I will not be watching The Shield.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Gay black cop
              Yup and he becomes straight for the rest of series after season 1

              >Hispanic woman cop
              Is shown to only be kept around for political reasons. Also eye candy for Billings and bros to check out.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >woke
              I don't know what that means. Show represented everyone realistically and no poltard writer behind it all either.
              David Simon is a known commie.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Wiregays are all anti-american globalist cucks and that's a fact. I NEVER met a non leftie Wire fan.

      Unhinged behavior

  57. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The real pawns we're the friends we made along the way

  58. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Loved The Wire in my early 20's.
    Then I matured and realized it can't even hold a candle to The Shield

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The Shield actually lands it's ending. The Wire fumbles and makes up some moronic outlandish story to tie everything together.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Wire is unwatchable past season 4. Peaked in season 2 obviously.
        The Shield progressively gets better by each season, with it's peaks here and there ofc.
        Ending is poetic too

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          season 4 of the shield was meh. 5 and 7 were excellent. 6 was solid.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I think the 3rd season is the weakest mainly because the strike team mostly stops doing corrupt shit except for when Vic decides to break his own rules and puts the whole team at risk when he uses abusive force and when they cover up the money train robbery

  59. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That chess scene is so moronic. I've never see The Shield do something so hamfisted.

  60. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >But we wuz chess pieces?

  61. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Black person homosexual chess pawns!

  62. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The Shield is very good but it gets stale real fast because nearly every episode is neatly divided into the strike team half and the dutch/claudette half and it just gets old real fast. It clearly wanted to be like the Sopranos but it also wanted to play it safe at the same time and stick to the tried-and-true formula of bite-sized storytelling alongside the bigger seasonal arcs, and it just feels murky and hasnt aged super gracefully. the wire was on air for the same 6 years of 2002-2008 and it was far more cutting edge. i think the shield was better at examining and criticizing police corruption in general since the wire was really only about the drug war in season 1, but the wire was better at being a general diagnosis of modern society, particularly law and economics. I really want to watch the Shield again but i've been told it doesn't work as well on rewatches kinda like Breaking Bad, which makes sense because both shows are really suspense thrillers where the main characters throw other people under the bus to avoid taking responsibility for their own selfishness.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I think I half agree. The Shield is like this weird transitional show where it was half premium, half edgy kitsch teenage shit. Some episodes were pure kino and had that cutting edge uniqueness like, for the time, Homicide or Sopranos, and then other episodes had a standard action tone that was identical to 24 or NYPD Blue, so it never always feels like its own show, if that makes sense. It has serious subject matter but not always the best portrayal or delivery of it.

      I think it did a great job at introducing the idea to the mainstream public that cops have the power to do really disgusting, vile shit, and get away with it with relative ease. But nowadays, that's a common talking point. I don't think the shock value of that revelation has aged super well, but back then it really was a huge deal when every show with a cop protagonist had an adamantly pro-cop attitude, for the most part.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Though its intentions are noble and ambitious, The Shield is completely unrealistic because no task team can be that overpowered for so many years. The writers had to shove so much plot armor up everyone's ass or write side characters or side plots that solely exist to act as bargaining chips or scapegoats for the main team. The actual Rampart division was only engaging in the cover ups of brutality and drugs for under a year. I unironically think the show peaked in season 1, with some exceptions since the last couple season finales were great too.
        The Wire has its share of unrealistic things too, like never showing cops killing any crooks, Murdaland lasting longer than a couple of days, and minor shit like stakeouts taking place too close to the target for the sake of filming convenience and TV "aesthetics", though nearly all shows do this. But it when cops start doing full blown cover up shit, it gets blown open in a couple of weeks - not years and years.

  63. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The Shield:
    better acting, better story, actually entertaining, no forced propaganda anywhere, genuinely funny
    The Wire:
    Half the show is terrible writing and uninteresting story. Anime villains like Yomar???
    terrible ending, cringe acting and forced scenes/messages.

    Easy choice here fellas.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Shit I forgot about bowtie Black person lmao wiregays btfo

  64. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just gonna leave this here

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Gimme some eggs, will ya?

  65. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The Shield = Sopranos >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Wire.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you're moronic for comparing shield to sopranos lmao. gandolfini brutally mogs chiklis and its not even funny

  66. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    watching the wire directly after the sopranos was so dissapointing
    people acted like it was just as good if not better, fricking liars

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it is better

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you just revealed your own ignorance

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          still better

          4>3>2>>1>>>>5
          i think hampsterdam was the most interesting part of the show but season 4 had the best character arcs

          4 is the best because it drops all pretenses about this being a show about wiretaps

  67. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This Wire thread became an angry Shield thread. They cannot get over objectively losing.... If this were a competition, which it isn't.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Lighten up will you? The Wire gets hundreds of threads will hundreds of replies. The Shield barely gets any threads or any replies except every once in awhile. Learn to share, crybaby

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        the fact that no one enters a shield thread to b***h about the shield and talk about how great the wire is should tell you everything you need to know about the quality of the shield.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >The amount of people who like something is reflective of the quality of the show

          You could say the same thing about flies and shit (wire and wire fans)

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >share
        whoa easy with the communism there, chairman.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it is and they lost

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Shield chads aren't the ones throwing a tantrum. We just came here to shit post and have a good time. You guys started seething so we started giving you a reason to seethe

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >I AM NOT OBSESSED

  68. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    4>3>2>>1>>>>5
    i think hampsterdam was the most interesting part of the show but season 4 had the best character arcs

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i think hampsterdam was the most interesting plot as far as the cops were concerned, plus i love colvin. it probably also stole the show from season 3's politics, at least in the second half once colvin gives his drugs in a paper bag speech

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