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Old 07-06-2012, 02:56 PM   #30076
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I get that people don't like the journalism side of the show but I thought the serial killer plot was really well executed, given the degree of difficulty involved in making such a thing seem plausible
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Old 07-06-2012, 03:08 PM   #30077
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Just finished the finale

I thought s5 as a whole was kind of ehh, but the last half was definitely awesome. While someone before said the last episode was how everything came full circle, it's not a cop out ending it's just true. Even within the show we saw that happening. They can't end it with a "they all lived happily ever after" type ending, because it's not true.
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Ya, everything coming full circle isn't a cop out at all.
I didn't say it was a copout, just that it was a little ham-fisted. What bothered me was Michael turning into Omar and Dukie turning into Bubbles. Like, I get that their stories might play out in a similar way, but it seemed like the characters at the very end were Omar Jr. and Bubbles Jr. instead of Michael and Dukie, all in the name of trying to make a lolobvious point. Didn't ring true, and didn't seem consistent with the verisimilitude (drink!) of the show.

Edit: Oh yeah and Sydnor becoming McNulty. HEY LOOK IT'S THE EXACT SAME CONVERSATION WITH THE EXACT SAME JUDGE! Horse****.
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Old 07-06-2012, 03:29 PM   #30078
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i really liked season 5 upon rewatch fwiw
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Old 07-06-2012, 03:36 PM   #30079
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I get that people don't like the journalism side of the show but I thought the serial killer plot was really well executed, given the degree of difficulty involved in making such a thing seem plausible
Problem was it didn't seem plausible to me.
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Old 07-06-2012, 03:49 PM   #30080
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Season 5 is awesome. Still the worst of the 5, but still really great television.
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Old 07-06-2012, 03:53 PM   #30081
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Season 5 is awesome. Still the worst of the 5, but still really great television.
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Old 07-06-2012, 03:54 PM   #30082
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Figure I should get into spoilers if I get detailed

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Old 07-06-2012, 04:01 PM   #30083
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Nath nailed it. The stuff that happened was a long time coming.
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Old 07-06-2012, 04:32 PM   #30084
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The problem with S5 is that for the first time, Simon doesn't see the institutional rot (of the papers) as "all in the game" like he is able to treat the other topics. I mean it's understandable, but his bias is so obviously personal and visceral it kind of takes you out of the world of the show and into the world of David Simon, if that makes sense.
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:23 PM   #30085
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People saying the newspaper stuff wouldn't happen IRL don't pay attention to real life
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:33 PM   #30086
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The newspaper stuff did happen irl, it happened when David Simon worked for a newspaper, but the whole arc doesn't work because it's filtered entirely through his bitter, vindictive perspective.
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:33 PM   #30087
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I didn't say it was a copout, just that it was a little ham-fisted. What bothered me was Michael turning into Omar and Dukie turning into Bubbles. Like, I get that their stories might play out in a similar way, but it seemed like the characters at the very end were Omar Jr. and Bubbles Jr. instead of Michael and Dukie, all in the name of trying to make a lolobvious point. Didn't ring true, and didn't seem consistent with the verisimilitude (drink!) of the show.

Edit: Oh yeah and Sydnor becoming McNulty. HEY LOOK IT'S THE EXACT SAME CONVERSATION WITH THE EXACT SAME JUDGE! Horse****.
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:45 PM   #30088
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Yay more Wire talk, not like we've had enough of it ITT already.
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:50 PM   #30089
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You know what this thread needs? Some Radiohead talk
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:57 PM   #30090
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Radiohead sucks


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Old 07-06-2012, 06:04 PM   #30091
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Old 07-06-2012, 06:07 PM   #30092
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Old 07-06-2012, 06:07 PM   #30093
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perfect @kev

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Old 07-06-2012, 06:56 PM   #30094
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Old 07-06-2012, 06:59 PM   #30095
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Oh yeah!

We definitely need another SE WW game soon.
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Old 07-06-2012, 07:18 PM   #30096
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That Aussie Rules video is great, but (and this is likely just because I don't undertand the sport) some of the plays at the start that get them so excited have a "oh this is what happens when people than can jump play the game" feel to it and I (probably incorrectly) assume that Megtron/Fitzgerald would make a mockery of the sport.
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Old 07-06-2012, 07:19 PM   #30097
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Old 07-06-2012, 07:24 PM   #30098
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has there been a ww since crushing pog in their forum?
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Old 07-06-2012, 07:38 PM   #30099
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it's great that people complain about soccer threads during the euro but can't get enough WW threads going
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Old 07-06-2012, 07:41 PM   #30100
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all of the 1 ww thread that is active at a time!
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