Category Archives: Season 5

The Wire Fever hits the UK

With the announcement that BBC2 is going to air all five seasons of The Wire, everyone is quick to jump on the bandwagon and tell their praise. The show is scheduled for 1120pm, and will be on every night for the next 12 weeks.

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The Wire – White Chocolate Episode

This is the most fun fan homage to The Wire I’ve seen yet and telling by the ratings on youtube I’m not the only one to think so. Thanks to creator Pete Handelman who posted a link in the comments. Loved you’re Bunk and Omar characters ! Look forward to episode 2 πŸ™‚

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The Wire, The End, The City – Cheers!

Five season of the Wire is gone. It’s been one hell of a ride. Big ups and downs.

Have to say that I thought the ending was pretty damn perfect. A little bit sentimental, but not over the top. And even if the show came to and end, the city and streets continue to live its life…

Cheers to you McNulty, Bunk, Daniels, Rhonda, Kima, Herc, Ellis, Lester, Bubbles, Omar, Prez, Burrell, Bodie, Avon, Stringer, Carcetti, Marlo, Chris, Bunny, Cutty, Poot, Snoop, Prop Joe, Duke, Clay Davis, Wee-Bey, D’Angelo, Clarence, Valchek, Monk, Shamrock, Fitz, Sobotka, Gus, Scott, The Greek, Butchie, O-Dog, and the rest of you!

One of my favourite scenes, when McNulty gets profiled πŸ™‚ Pure genious!

What’s your favourite The Wire moments, from any season?

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The Wire Season 5 Episode 7 Review

Clay Davis is one slick smooth talker. Damn, he got ’em all wrapped around his little finger. Sheeeeiiit. Don’t really like that man.

McNulty’s trying to do good with his new resources, but I’m still fairly confident that he will f*ck up soon. The writing’s on the wall unfortunately. With the homeless people getting faces and families, it’s all getting too personal.

Same thing with Omar. Good to see him giving Michael a bit of scare, but I’m still pretty sure he will make a misstake soon – it’s just too personal for him. And that limp leg doesn’t really help either…

Bunk seem to be about to crack soon, don’t think he’ll rat on McNulty or Freamon, but he’s pretty pissed off. Also liked the scene when he’s interrogating Michael. Hope he gets to Chris and Snoop soon.

btw, did you notice that Dominic West (playing McNulty) directed this episode? How cool is that!

I’ll leave you today with a brilliant edit of Clay Davis – sheeeeeeeeeiiiiiit!

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The Wire Losing Viewers – Too Challenging for the mainstream

It’s pretty clear that not everyone has seen the light and understand the greatness of the Wire – by far the greatest show to grace my tv.

According to a recent article, the wire season 5 seem to have alienated viewers (the one’s who can’t follow anything more challenging than the O.C probably…) as it’s rating’s went down about 23 percent compared to the previous season.

Anyways – it’s their loss, not the show – it’ll go on ’till the end anyway, thankfully!


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The Wire Season 5 Episode 6 Review

This is a late and quick post

McNulty seem to be digging himself further and further down the hole of lies he’s created. And poor bunk ain’t getting the resources he need to work real cases…

Omar is on the war-path, but I’m thinking he’s too keen and angry and might make a fatal misstake soon. Marlo on the other hand also seem to be getting to damn greedy and self-confident for his own good – maybe someone else from the cop-op will take him down (although i doubt it as he’s the connect with the good stuff…).

What did you make of the wire season 5 episode 6?

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The Wire Season 5 Episode 5 Review

Yepp, a little bit late I know. But I’ve finally got the time to type up my impressions of episode 5 (just in time for tonights episode 6, can’t wait!).

For the first time during the course of this show, I’m starting to doubt McNulty. I admin I thought him and Freamon were doing the right thing, but with the twist and turns of this episode their means doesn’t seem to justify their motives. Is it all starting spiralling out of control? It was however pure joy to watch the confusion in the room when mcnulty and the young journo (never remember his name…) where lying their asses off about the phone calls.

And even with the success of a wire tap, it seem that the Greeks are a lot more sofisticated than the average dealers using secure channels on their phones and such.

And Omar, what a mess he got himself in. Hope I gets out on top, but from the looks of it that won’t happen.

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