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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

candyman93 wrote:
khodder wrote:
Darrelle Revis wrote:
Yeah, MKW is a pretty prominent character in Boardwalk Empire.

The actor who played Wallace (Michael B Jordan) was a main character in Friday Night Lights and Chronicle. He has been pretty successful and should keep getting bigger.


Where's Wallace Man, Huh, String, Where the [] is Wallace.

He is over there, on the Girdiron, making something of himself.


Herc is in the show breakout kings


I should have mentioned MKW, but I mean yea Wood Harris was in Remember the Titans, Clay Davis was in Cedar Rapids, Herc was in Entourage and a few other things, but none of them were quite as accomplished as guys like Joe Pantoliano, Vincent Pastore and Dominic Chianse. Obviously none of the Sopranos actors are stars, but I feel like they get work more consistently than many of the Wire actors.

Oh and Aiden Gillen is another one who's been particularly successful.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tinoynk wrote:
candyman93 wrote:
khodder wrote:
Darrelle Revis wrote:
Yeah, MKW is a pretty prominent character in Boardwalk Empire.

The actor who played Wallace (Michael B Jordan) was a main character in Friday Night Lights and Chronicle. He has been pretty successful and should keep getting bigger.


Where's Wallace Man, Huh, String, Where the [] is Wallace.

He is over there, on the Girdiron, making something of himself.


Herc is in the show breakout kings


I should have mentioned MKW, but I mean yea Wood Harris was in Remember the Titans, Clay Davis was in Cedar Rapids, Herc was in Entourage and a few other things, but none of them were quite as accomplished as guys like Joe Pantoliano, Vincent Pastore and Dominic Chianse. Obviously none of the Sopranos actors are stars, but I feel like they get work more consistently than many of the Wire actors.

Oh and Aiden Gillen is another one who's been particularly successful.
Seth Gillam was in Courage Under Fire and Starship Troopers. I've noticed actors from The Wire in other series or movies instantly now. Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darrelle Revis wrote:
Where do people stand on The Wire vs. Sopranos debate?

I'm finishing The Sopranos now, and it's pretty unbelievable.

It's definitely the only show along with Mad Men that I would put near The Wire.


Television ranking for me:

The Wire
The West Wing
Breaking Bad
Mad Men
Arrested Development
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Yea the Wire actors are everywhere, but they're usually pretty small roles, like Burrell in Do the Right Thing, the Hannibal movies and Coming to America, Bunny Colvin in Face/Off and Bodie and Norm in Pootie Tang.
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Bunny Colvin and Aiden Gillen were both in The Dark Knight Rises.

Just finished The Sopranos. I think it's tied with The Wire, and just above and Men in terms of best shows all time. Damn, that show is perfect.
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Darrelle Revis wrote:
Bunny Colvin and Aiden Gillen were both in The Dark Knight Rises.

Just finished The Sopranos. I think it's tied with The Wire, and just above and Men in terms of best shows all time. Damn, that show is perfect.


What were the major themes you have picked up from the show? Have you watched the series a second time? If not I urge you to watch the show a second time, it fills in a lot of the blanks.

The toughest thing with the Wire is that it really requires you to sit down and put all your focus on the show, you cannot sit there watching the show with half your attention on a laptop or something.
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LOVE this show. Favorite of all-time. I'd recommend anyone and everyone watch it...so in-depth and authentic. Was so upset when it wrapped up.

Favorite Characters
Bodie Broadus
Michael Lee
Omar Little
Wee-bey
Avon Barksdale
Chris Partlow
Cedric Daniels
Lestor Freamon
THE BUNK
Herc
Edit: How could I forget- Dennis "Cutty" Wise

Character I hated was Stringer Bell...couldn't stand him.



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Season 4
Season 3
Season 1
Season 5
Season 2
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JCamGOPACKGO wrote:
Edit: How could I forget- Dennis "Cutty" Wise


In-deed.

Cutty and his development upon his release from prison is a very interesting side story, but also continues the same theme. Look where he gets his funding from when he starts his gym.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My top five favorite characters.

1) Michael
2) Stringer
3) Dukie
4) Omar
5) The Greek

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JonnyQuest wrote:
My top five favorite characters.

1) Michael
2) Stringer
3) Dukie
4) Omar
5) The Greek

HM: Namond


Do you like the idea of The Greek? We barely get to know his character at all. Vondas is one of my top 10 characters, but I cannot make a judgement on "The Greek".
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

khodder wrote:
JCamGOPACKGO wrote:
Edit: How could I forget- Dennis "Cutty" Wise


In-deed.

Cutty and his development upon his release from prison is a very interesting side story, but also continues the same theme. Look where he gets his funding from when he starts his gym.


Yea, I hear that. I feel like a guy like Cutty was just going to whatever lengths he could to make a change in his own life, the lives of others, and his community. Loved how big a part of Season 4 he was.

My favorite scene of all-time has gotta be one of the following:

"Let's bang out..." - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gLvic55FXs

"Package up my asssss gump!" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5yZfJSUG50

"I got the shotgun, you got the briefcase." - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIQbd3SF17k

"LIKE A 40 DEGREE DAY!" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ttbQTz8tAE

"Talkiest mo'fugga I ever heard on a wire tap." - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ttbQTz8tAE

"Just turn it sideways on ya head." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DY67XaX6oM8


There's a ton more, I just figured I wouldn't go nuts with more YouTube links. If I had to choose my favorite out of the ones I posted it's between Omar in court and the last two.


EDIT: Forgot these two...couldn't leave em out.

"Do the chair know.......?" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvwNPMX-mOQ

"Is you takin notes on a criminal fuggin conspiracy?!" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGo5bxWy21g
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khodder wrote:
JonnyQuest wrote:
My top five favorite characters.

1) Michael
2) Stringer
3) Dukie
4) Omar
5) The Greek

HM: Namond


Do you like the idea of The Greek? We barely get to know his character at all. Vondas is one of my top 10 characters, but I cannot make a judgement on "The Greek".


Yea there was absolutely minimal development of The Greek, and that is the reason I like him. The mystery behind his rise to power, the way he dealt with business, etc. Everything about him was intriguing, and I loved that he got away at the end.

For a lack of a better term he was just a very bada$$ character.
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JCamGOPACKGO wrote:
khodder wrote:
JCamGOPACKGO wrote:
Edit: How could I forget- Dennis "Cutty" Wise


In-deed.

Cutty and his development upon his release from prison is a very interesting side story, but also continues the same theme. Look where he gets his funding from when he starts his gym.


Yea, I hear that. I feel like a guy like Cutty was just going to whatever lengths he could to make a change in his own life, the lives of others, and his community. Loved how big a part of Season 4 he was.

My favorite scene of all-time has gotta be one of the following:

"Let's bang out..." - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gLvic55FXs

"Package up my asssss gump!" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5yZfJSUG50

"I got the shotgun, you got the briefcase." - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIQbd3SF17k

"LIKE A 40 DEGREE DAY!" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ttbQTz8tAE

"Talkiest mo'fugga I ever heard on a wire tap." - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ttbQTz8tAE

"Just turn it sideways on ya head." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DY67XaX6oM8


There's a ton more, I just figured I wouldn't go nuts with more YouTube links. If I had to choose my favorite out of the ones I posted it's between Omar in court and the last two.


EDIT: Forgot these two...couldn't leave em out.

"Do the chair know.......?" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvwNPMX-mOQ

"Is you takin notes on a criminal fuggin conspiracy?!" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGo5bxWy21g


Haha the 40 degree day scene is great.

I also love when McNulty goes into Stringer's apartment and just says "Who the hell was I chasing."
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JCamGOPACKGO wrote:
"I got the shotgun, you got the briefcase." - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIQbd3SF17k

"LIKE A 40 DEGREE DAY!" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ttbQTz8tAE


Love those two, Omar in the court room with his tie is one of the best scenes in the entire show, and he is talking truth there. Both of them (Omar and Levy) take advantage of drug dealers to make their money.
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JonnyQuest wrote:
khodder wrote:
JonnyQuest wrote:
My top five favorite characters.

1) Michael
2) Stringer
3) Dukie
4) Omar
5) The Greek

HM: Namond


Do you like the idea of The Greek? We barely get to know his character at all. Vondas is one of my top 10 characters, but I cannot make a judgement on "The Greek".


Yea there was absolutely minimal development of The Greek, and that is the reason I like him. The mystery behind his rise to power, the way he dealt with business, etc. Everything about him was intriguing, and I loved that he got away at the end.

For a lack of a better term he was just a very bada$$ character.


I made mention of this earlier, essentially in a comparions between style between Avon, Stringer, Marlo and Vondas. Marlo was all about the street, so was Avon, until very late in the peice when he realises Stringer was right, the need to elevate themselves above the street, Stringer started on the street and is trying to move himself above the street to get to essentially where Vondas is. Vonas and the Greek are the real criminal masterminds of this show. They stay above anything that can get them implicated, yet they are they guys pulling the strings.
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