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Old 03-09-2012, 03:31 PM   #24701
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Omar
Clay
Frank

Prop Joe
Stringer
Michael
Bubbles
D'Angelo
Bunk

(2nd tier in no particular order.)

I hated Wee-Bey's baby mama, but given her role that means the character was written well.
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Old 03-09-2012, 03:36 PM   #24702
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mcnulty's overrated as **** and will probably end up winning this despite being nowhere close to one of the best characters

in no particular order:

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lol at overrating mcnulty, if anything he gets underrated in comparison to how overrated omar is

yeah i said it

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Old 03-09-2012, 03:50 PM   #24703
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lol at overrating mcnulty, if anything he gets underrated in comparison to how overrated omar is

yeah i said it

omar's possibly overrated considering anyone who's ever seen the wire would swear he's the greatest character in tv history

i've always found mcnulty boring. for someone who's the main character of one of the most complete shows ever made, he really didn't seem to have any depth. job+****+drink on repeat for 5 seasons. he was alright s2 but the other 4, meh
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Old 03-09-2012, 03:54 PM   #24704
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omar
stringer
prop joe
d'angelo
bodie
bubbles
lester
cutty

as an aside, to revert this to a radioheadblog, it's real nice that they didn't give advance warning of their tour to mailing list members, now i have just the choice of cheap seats at over fifty quid
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:14 PM   #24705
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bubbles is the show

bubbles is baltimore
Hmm we watched different shows then.
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Old 03-09-2012, 05:01 PM   #24706
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Yeah, I always thought McNulty was a little overrated too. "Self-destructive alcoholic" has been done so much. And you also have to consider the Ewing Theory corollary here; i.e. the season many consider the best is the one he barely appeared in.
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Old 03-09-2012, 05:10 PM   #24707
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Yeah, I always thought McNulty was a little overrated too. "Self-destructive alcoholic" has been done so much. And you also have to consider the Ewing Theory corollary here; i.e. the season hipsters ironically consider "the best" is the one he barely appeared in.
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Old 03-09-2012, 05:33 PM   #24708
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You trying to argue 4 isn't the best season?
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Old 03-09-2012, 05:34 PM   #24709
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Also.

Riverman has never been wronger than he is on Bubs.

Herc is and always ways a pile of crap.

Shameful lack of Lester being mentioned in this thread.
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Old 03-09-2012, 05:36 PM   #24710
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72o's fyp leaves me with so many questions, such as "Does he know what the words 'hipster' and 'ironic' mean?"
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Old 03-09-2012, 05:39 PM   #24711
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It is funny that The Wire is considered the GOAT when a lot of people really dislike 2/5 seasons.
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Old 03-09-2012, 05:43 PM   #24712
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When asking which Wire character is better there are two questions.
Who do you like more?
Who's arc/characterization/acting is strongest?
Obviously characters like Ziggy would never score high points in the 1st one, but could score high points in the 2nd one. Bubbles isn't as extreme as Ziggy, but I know a lot of people who felt every time they focused on him they should have been focusing on the street.
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Old 03-09-2012, 05:45 PM   #24713
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marlo is probably not top-10 character, but he should be at least mentioned..
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Old 03-09-2012, 05:56 PM   #24714
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the character of marlo is a good one, but i think of all the major series long players he's probably the one with the weakest acting
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Old 03-09-2012, 05:59 PM   #24715
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I'm watching the first few seasons of 24, which I didn't catch the first time around. Thoughts on this show?
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:09 PM   #24716
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Season 4 of 24 is the stone cold nuts. Season 1 is OK. The rest are pretty bad.
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:11 PM   #24717
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I don't see how you can have a show like the Wire and not have scenes based on someone like Bubbles. The whole reason the black market drug trade exists is because of generally non-violent addicts like Bubbles (also regulation obv, but making them legal won't purge the world of all addicts)
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:12 PM   #24718
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Bunk is my "overrated" character (cue bunkkima.gif). He's definitely in my top 10 but closer to the lower half of it for sure. Omar and Stringer I think are definitely my top two and the third alternates constantly (Lester, Avon, Michael, Bubbles, McNulty, probably someone obvious I'm missing).
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:13 PM   #24719
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the character of marlo is a good one, but i think of all the major series long players he's probably the one with the weakest acting
I'm not sure if he is a poor actor. Marlo is supposed to be cold and ruthless and uncharismatic.
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:15 PM   #24720
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:20 PM   #24721
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It is funny that The Wire is considered the GOAT when a lot of people really dislike 2/5 seasons.
Are the s2 haters the people who consider it GOAT though?
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:20 PM   #24722
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I'm not sure if he is a poor actor. Marlo is supposed to be cold and ruthless and uncharismatic.
Yea, I don't see Marlo as poorly acted at all
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:21 PM   #24723
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To be clear btw- Herc's a great character, they nearly all are (I'm looking at you, Brother Mozone). But like as a person, Herc's a piece of **** pretty consistently throughout the show.
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:21 PM   #24724
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Liked season 2 a lot

4 > 1 > 2 > 3 > 5
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:25 PM   #24725
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4>3~=1~=2>>>5. Pretty lame I know but the middle three are all so close that my opinion on them shifts constantly.
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