I'll try to give The Shield another chance but it's gonna be tough. I mean I even went ahead and read a little bit here and there on wikipedia just to see if I had anything to look forward to. I just stopped a few days ago and I got as far as ep7 and at that point I was dozing off at parts of it. The majority of these characters are unlikeable or make me not care about them. That's crazy and a first for me.
Originally Posted by DubA169
Zik I think you essentially hated most the characters in the wire which is the only reason u say it's not one of the undeniably best shows. U keep talking about snitch this and snitch that. Well.... There are a lot of snitches in the hood. That happens.
You not supposed to like Marlo he's a sociopath. No reason to like carcetti he was a do nothing, look out for himself politician like most of them are. you wanted the Greek to go down but that's rarely how it works.
Nah, I'm gonna have to disagree cuz I essentially liked more characters on the show than I didn't.
Characters I liked; McNulty, Greggs, Bunk (loved Bunk), Herc, Carver, Lester, Pryzbo, Colvin (really liked him), Daniels, the fat Sgt always giving his detectives **** but in a fun way (one of few who I don't recall their names), Prop Joe, Stringer Bell (fav character), Bodie, little kid who shot Omar was hilarious, Nick, Horseface, Weebey, Slim Charles, Chris, Bubs was truly a great character.
Characters I didn't like or didn't care for; Marlo, Carcetti, **** all them journalists, Namond, Cheese. Everybody else I didn't mention (unless I'm forgetting a few) had some enjoyable moments and pushed the story forward and didn't take away from my enjoyment.
As far as the snitch stuff, I brought that up as a joke. Just cuz in the S1 it happened so frequently it was hard not to comment on it. Especially given the game we dealing with and who was snitching. Besides that me bringing up the snitching was in no way a negative. Not a slight on the show at all. It was just eye opening given the time frame and that being where that whole stop snitching was birthed and got momentum. That was just me getting deep in to the story and being appalled at the lack of loyalty by some of them. Plus it aint like in my 5 posts talking about each season I harped on the snitching as much as I didfor S1.
Gotta say no on the Marlo point too. Cuz it's a bit apparent I love sociopaths on tv and film. So to me it's not about you're not suppose to like him cuz he's that. If that was all I would've loved him and been praising the fact that he got out alive and successful with all his money. Like I said before dude rubbed me the wrong way, that's all.
I only bring up The Greek not going down cuz before I ever watched the show when I see ppl talk about it and S2 on NT they always say it wasn't the best but it ties back in to the show. In my mind, putting aside that I liked S2 nothing really tied back in the end cuz anybody else could've been the connect to supply the coke and heroin. Other than having The Greek's #2 in some scenes it really didn't matter that they were back. This aint about how these stories end compared to real life. The greek is basically right under their noses the whole damn time from S3 on and they look at it as he's in the wind and that's it despite the guys they caught at the warehouse were the same type of Russian (or Eastern European) cats The Greek had in S2 when they all got caught. Just didn't matter and with Marlo facing hard time I was waiting for him to give them up or something but somehow the illegal wiretap destroyed their whole case somehow when as far as writing goes in a grounded setting it didn't have to go that way.
Anyway to get to it, the reason why I can walk away from The Wire not thinking it's one of those undeniable all time greats is cuz while the stories ranged from good to great each season for the most part it never really climaxed for me. Nobody ever stood out on a
level. Lot of iconic stuff, cool lines, emotional moments but I dunno it didn't make me do that standup clapping Rock gif if you can get that type of feeling. I never just stood back in awe of what the story was pulling off. To me it was just a really really really good adaption, great storytelling but not superb or excellent to the point I can say nobody else could do something like this.
One thing I'll complain about is how they aint have no sex scene for ol girl who was angling to be the next mayor. Shorty was fine despite being a *****. Missed opportunity.
Don't think I got an answer so I'll ask again was the show always planned to end after 5 seasons or was it canceled like cuz of low ratings or something?Edited by Master Zik - 5/12/14 at 12:42am