Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by Robert Higgins, Dec 26, 2014.
OK. so I'm waiting for it to get good.
Doesn't come close to Breaking Bad or Deadwood
Not close to Breaking Bad. Better than Deadwood. Cocksucker
Earlier this year I powered through the first two seasons on Amazon Prime and loved it! It's complicated but rewarding and seems to merit the hype. Season 2 has its detractors but it made a big impression on me.
I took a break halfway through Season 3 but plan to get back to it soon. I haven't seen any of the other HBO serials so I can't compare.
Only bad thing about that show was hearing some douche from Irvine, CA insist on how "real" it was. How the white suburban dude became such an expert about ghetto life in Baltimore was a mystery.
It all builds to Season 4, the series best. Try and hang with it till then, you won't be disappointed!
"Omar comin' yo!"
season 4 is in my opinion one of the best seasons of any tv show. But there is no excuse for the mess they made of season 5.
Overall an excellent show though. It just went out with a whimper.
One of my only gripes with the show is Omar and the whole "legendary" status he achieves by the end of the series. There were countless times he could have been killed very easily. Anyone in a second or third floor of those row houses could have taken him out with one shot, especially the scene where they just drop the drugs out the window at his feet. What the fuck?
I had to switch to the news on Fox5NY with Christina Park
Season two was great. For some reason people didn't like it because it shifted away from drug dealing, but for me it was more relatable, maybe because it dealt with blue collar white people's problems? Anyway, hopefully the OP starts watching again at some point, it really is a good show. Totally ruined other cop dramas for me, since most shows of that type are unrealistic.
I don't want to spoil anything but, reality caught up with Omar in the end.
Season 5 was a typical HBO rush job. I didn't hate it though. McNulty's "serial killer" conspiracy was a little corny. However, the way they showed what happened to some of the characters was so poetic. Just when Bubz finally pulled his life together, getting off drugs and becoming a valid member of society, Duquan began his journey into the hardcore drug/street world. Everything is cyclical. Fucking beautiful!
Yeah, but it took long enough.
Agreed that the way they wrapped it all up was great, if only because it wasn't all one big happy ending. It gave it a feel of us just seeing part of these people's lives and it not being just a tv show where everything has an ending. But the whole serial killer thing was stretching it a bit thin. Great series overall. I thought the season about the docks is very underrated.
The show is absolute perfection. I could see how it could be annoying hearing a suburban white guy talking about how "real" it is, but the reality comes when you analyze how every aspect of society works together to maintain the status quo.
Everything is political and everyone uses one another to feed the machine. You see this very thing with the whole Eric Garner case. The higher ups get pressure from the local politicians to clean up petty crime for fiscal reasons and, in turn, pass down orders at CompStat to "take corners." However, once public opinion turns the politicians overreact to media scrutiny leaving the cops on the street out to dry. The show does an excellent job depicting this balancing act and how it translates to every aspect of society (politics, policing, education, crime, and media).
Some great acting in the Wire.
I watched five episodes and gave up. Looks like just another cop show to me.
got 3 episodes into season 1 and thought it was mind numbingly boring.. should I jump directly into season 4 or would that be a bad idea?