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Re: HBO's The Wire Rewatch on DirecTV
« Reply #30 on: July 11, 2011, 10:13:54 AM »
Have you guys started to hate Carcetti yet?

I've hated him ever since he turned on Ned Stark.
I can't keep most of the characters names straight.  Was Ned Stark the guy who Carcetti tricked into running for mayor to split the black vote?

Ned Stark is the Lord of Winterfell (It was a Game of Thrones joke. The actor playing Carcetti is also on GoT)
So is he not actually a character on The Wire?

If he were, I would watch that show for sure.


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Re: HBO's The Wire Rewatch on DirecTV
« Reply #31 on: July 11, 2011, 04:18:54 PM »
Ned Stark would OWN the corners.

Can you imagine Ned and Omar teaming up?


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Re: HBO's The Wire Rewatch on DirecTV
« Reply #32 on: July 14, 2011, 06:38:54 PM »
Ned Stark would OWN the corners.

Can you imagine Ned and Omar teaming up?

Ned Stark is too honorable to run the corners.  If anything, he'd be a murder police.

Also I just started rewatching the show from the beginning on the HBOGO.  I'm on episode 3.
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Re: HBO's The Wire Rewatch on DirecTV
« Reply #33 on: August 09, 2011, 10:46:55 AM »
I just saw this story and thought it was weird.  The actress who played Marlo's enforcer "Snoop", was on trial for drug charges.  I guess nobody told her it was just a TV show?

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BALTIMORE (AP) — An actress who played a Baltimore drug gang assassin in HBO's "The Wire" pleaded guilty Monday to conspiring to distribute heroin, caught by a wiretap in a joint federal-state drug probe of an alleged drug gang.

Felicia "Snoop" Pearson, 31, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute heroin, a day before her trial was set to begin. Judge Lawrence Fletcher-Hill accepted the plea, suspending a seven-year sentence with credit for time served and ordering three years of supervised probation with provisions for out-of-state travel for work.

The plea allows Pearson to move on with her acting career, instead of spending more than a year with charges hanging over her, attorney Benjamin C. Sutley said outside the courthouse.

"I can't say she would have been found not guilty," Sutley said. But Pearson interrupted, saying "I would have been found not guilty."

Pearson was one of 64 people charged in March in "Operation Usual Suspects." The federal indictment states that since 2008, members of the conspiracy bought heroin from New York and marijuana from California and sold the drugs on the streets of Baltimore. As part of the conspiracy, the indictment alleges, members discussed how those who failed to perform required tasks were dealt with violently.

Pearson was caught on a wiretap conspiring with Shawn Johnson and Jeff Gibbs, who bought heroin in bulk from New York and distributed the drugs in Baltimore, according to a statement of charges read aloud in court by prosecutor Rebecca Finn. Johnson paid Pearson to store drugs and money, including drug proceeds, at her apartment in the city, Finn said.

When another member of the alleged conspiracy was kidnapped by rival dealers, Johnson told him to go to Pearson's apartment to get money pay a ransom, Finn said. Police interrupted the abduction outside Pearson's apartment and found heroin in the abducted man's car, she said. Informants also told investigators that Pearson occasionally sold heroin for Johnson, Finn said.

Some of the people involved in the wider case helped take care of Pearson when she was a teen, but she has now "learned a valuable lesson about how some loyalties you keep and others drag you down," Sutley said.

Pearson said she knows everyone in Baltimore. Asked how she'll avoid falling into the same situation in the future, Pearson said, "I'm moving to L.A."

Pearson, who wore retro-style glasses with a black-and-white checked shirt and a red paisley bow tie to court, said she is working on two movies. She later updated her followers on Twitter, "I'm FREE."

"The Wire," which ran from 2002 to 2008, was filmed in Baltimore and put a spotlight on the city's struggle with poverty and drug violence through the stories of the city's police, drug organizations, schools, politicians and media. Pearson's character, which shares the nickname "Snoop," knocks off several people for the fictitious Stanfield drug gang.

This was not Pearson's first brush with the law. She was convicted of second-degree murder in a slaying committed when she was 14. She served five years of an eight-year sentence and was released in 2000. Pearson was arrested on a minor drug charge in 2008 when police went to her home to pick her up for refusing to cooperate as a witness in a murder trial. She was found not guilty.



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Re: HBO's The Wire Rewatch on DirecTV
« Reply #34 on: August 09, 2011, 04:34:29 PM »
Only 4 episodes left.   :'(

They have a LOT to wrap up.

I love this show.


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Re: HBO's The Wire Rewatch on DirecTV
« Reply #35 on: August 15, 2011, 09:29:57 AM »
Dang it!!!  I just read a big spoiler!!!


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Re: HBO's The Wire Rewatch on DirecTV
« Reply #36 on: August 15, 2011, 10:16:47 AM »
So far, I have managed to avoid the major spoilers.   My brother in law said one right away as soon as I said I had never watched it and was going to see 50 episodes n 50 weeks on DirecTV.   BOOM, he then blurts out a spoiler that has not happened yet.   But I am sure that is not the major surprise.

3 episodes left and I do not see how McNulty is going to pull this off.


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Re: HBO's The Wire Rewatch on DirecTV
« Reply #37 on: August 15, 2011, 10:21:37 AM »
Each episode he seems to be getting deeper and deeper in trouble.  I don't understand how he expects to "solve" the serial killer.  Will he produce a killer, or will he try to convince everyone that the killer is finished?

I really hope that reporter takes a fall.  I'm glad that McNulty is messing with him.


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Re: HBO's The Wire Rewatch on DirecTV
« Reply #38 on: August 15, 2011, 10:33:34 AM »
I can't wait for you guys to see the last episode.  I really like what they do with Bubbles.  He's been on one huge story arc spanning the entire series, and it wraps up in a very happy way.  It dovetails with Dukie's story in a rather brilliant way, even though neither of the two characters ever interact.

This should be obvious, but you probably don't want to click that spoiler tag.

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Re: HBO's The Wire Rewatch on DirecTV
« Reply #39 on: August 15, 2011, 01:07:01 PM »
So I've been thinking about watching Homicide when I'm done with The Wire.  I've never seen an episode.  Is it like The Wire at all, or is it more like Law and Order?


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Re: HBO's The Wire Rewatch on DirecTV
« Reply #40 on: August 15, 2011, 02:35:13 PM »
So I've been thinking about watching Homicide when I'm done with The Wire.  I've never seen an episode.  Is it like The Wire at all, or is it more like Law and Order?

Huh, I have those queued up on my Netflix list too.    I've heard it is like a cross between the two in tone.    Also kind of interested to see how crime was handled 20 years ago.   


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Re: HBO's The Wire Rewatch on DirecTV
« Reply #41 on: August 15, 2011, 02:37:51 PM »
So I've been thinking about watching Homicide when I'm done with The Wire.  I've never seen an episode.  Is it like The Wire at all, or is it more like Law and Order?

Huh, I have those queued up on my Netflix list too.    I've heard it is like a cross between the two in tone.    Also kind of interested to see how crime was handled 20 years ago.   

And were they always ripping things from today's headlines?

I wasn't really familiar with it, but I guess the show Treme on HBO is also made by David Simon.  It even has Bunk and Lester in it.


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Re: HBO's The Wire Rewatch on DirecTV
« Reply #42 on: August 15, 2011, 03:15:27 PM »
I have not seen Treme.    The whole New Orleans "thing" leaves me cold.


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Re: HBO's The Wire Rewatch on DirecTV
« Reply #43 on: August 15, 2011, 03:26:41 PM »
I have not seen Treme.    The whole New Orleans "thing" leaves me cold.

True.  But I probably couldn't muster much excitement for Baltimore before I saw The Wire.


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Re: HBO's The Wire Rewatch on DirecTV
« Reply #44 on: August 15, 2011, 03:33:16 PM »
I have not seen Treme.    The whole New Orleans "thing" leaves me cold.

True.  But I probably couldn't muster much excitement for Baltimore before I saw The Wire.

True