Sigh

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

There won’t ever be a better show on television.

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23 Responses to “Sigh

  1. #1 |  Rhayader | 

    Awesome. David Simon might be a self-described “social democrat”, but he does a fantastic job of showing how threatening individual freedom with institutional dominance has disastrous and far-reaching consequences. If one applies the same cynicism toward government as he applies to the other monolithic institutions in his story, one pretty much ends up with libertarianism.

    I’m sure Simon would argue vehemently with me, but whatever. His show rules.

  2. #2 |  Carl Drega | 

    Prop Joe: Yeah, I’m like a marriage counselor. Tell the man he oughta bring the bitch some flowers every once in a while. Tell the bitch she gotta suck some cock every once in a while. That sort of shit.

  3. #3 |  Phanatic | 

    I don’t believe they missed Prop Joe’s “I got motherfuckin’ nephews and in-laws fucking all my shit up all the time and it ain’t like I can pop a cap in their ass and not hear about it Thanksgivin’ time. For real, I’m livin’ life with some burdensome niggers” and “Fool, if it wasn’t for Serge here, you and your cuz both would be cadaverous motherfuckers.”

  4. #4 |  bdavis | 

    they missed the Bunk-McNulty crime scene f-bomb orgy and not enough from Seasons 2 or 4, but other than that, very solid.

    agreed – never anything better.

  5. #5 |  Thomas Paine's Goiter | 

    Prop Joe, Omar and Bubs were the wisdom-laying motherfuckers in that show.

    Man I miss it.

  6. #6 |  MG | 

    “There won’t ever be a better show on television.”

    Indeed.

  7. #7 |  Rick H. | 

    That was like a comfort meal. Thanks.

  8. #8 |  MG | 

    Two missed:

    Snoop: “He said it was the Cadillac of nail guns. He meant to say Lexus, but he didn’t know.”

    Other dealer after Slim shoots Cheese: “That sentimental muthafucka just cost us money.”

  9. #9 |  MG | 

    One more:

    Chris: “You think you’re a badass because you pulled us over for speeding.”

    Bunk: “I know I’m a badass. I’m thinking about pussy.”

    Snoop: “Me too.”

  10. #10 |  Rhayader | 

    Bubbles: “Soc-what?”

    Also, nothing from Bunny Colvin’s “paper bag” speech, an omission which, if I’m not mistaken, technically qualifies as a federal crime.

  11. #11 |  Cynical in CA | 

    #85 on Stuff White People Like:

    The Wire

    http://stuffwhitepeoplelike.com/2008/03/09/85-the-wire/

  12. #12 |  lynch | 

    David Simon on why he created The Wire:

    http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/books/article6872920.ece

    Good read.

  13. #13 |  Sam | 

    Simon’s got a new show about New Orleans post Katrina coming up next year on HBO. The preview looked interesting and it has The Bunk. Well, the actor. But still!

  14. #14 |  Rhayader | 

    @Sam: Yeah I saw something about that; it’s called “Treme”, I believe. From what I’ve heard it centers around the New Orleans music scene, but knowing Simon I’m sure he’ll focus on the Dickensian aspects of the story.

  15. #15 |  Alex | 

    Man I miss the show…

    Agree with the ommitted quotes above – and a few others I wish had been included:

    Vondas: (“Business or pleasure?”) Business. Always Business.

    Brother Mouzone: Now ask yourself, what do I have to do before that man raise up his gun again?

    Omar: We had a disagreement. He thought he should keep his money, and the drugs he’d been slinging. I thought otherwise.

  16. #16 |  Carl Drega | 

    Did they get:

    At this range? In this caliber? Even if I miss I can’t miss.

  17. #17 |  the game is the game | 

    I nominate the parallel uses of “get on with it, motherfucker” from the last episode of season three.

  18. #18 |  Carlyle Moulton | 

    If one wants a course in how the war on drugs is the new face of Jim Crow, either The Wire or Nate Blakeslees Book “Tulia: Race, Cocaine, and Corruption in a Small Texas Town”
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/158648219X/theagitator-20/ will serve as a text. The Wire has finally arrived on ABC Television in Australia, the first series has just finished and the second season begain this week.

  19. #19 |  Dan | 

    A lot of good quotes, but a lot of good ones missing. My favorite is the argument in season 3 between Lester and McNulty when Lester says:

    “You need a life. A life, Jimmy, you know what that is? It’s the shit that happens while you’re waiting for moments that never come.”

    Its funny this comes up today because the last three days I have been watching through the seasons on DVD.

    Easily my favorite show ever.

  20. #20 |  Cynical in CA | 

    Stuff White People Like is, IMHO, one of the funniest sites on the web. Mainly because of how TRUE it is.

    Can’t take a fucking joke, people?

    Sincerely,

    A White Guy

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  22. #22 |  Z | 

    “People used to do things in this country, make things in this country. Now? Shit, everyone just has their hands in each others pockets.”— so true.

  23. #23 |  noahpoah | 

    There won’t ever be a better show? I don’t know man… MTV has a reality show about the Jersey shore coming in December…

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