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4 minutes ago, tantric superman said:

The ending of the first season, when you flashback to the storm -- that was well done and beautiful.

Your example -- it's what I didn't like about the show -- it seemed forced, partly because you never quite buy her liking him (or anyone liking him) in the first place, but it's mostly "Hey, beignets" ("Which is what we eat here in New Orleans, viewer!) (throw in the Cafe DuMonde vs. Cafe Beignet or whatever is the coolest one to like controversey.)

Show me a scene where they are eating at new orleans restaurants or eating new orleans food -- don't jab me with "HEY!  New Orleans, Beignets!"

Not a huge issue, but one that stops the show down a bit.

How about grilling out with Kermit Ruffins? 

The beignets weren't the point. (Seriously, would you have liked it better if he showed up with Dunkin Donuts?) He brought John Boutté to sing to her. That was the point. Yeah, it wasn't love. It was a relationship of convenience. They were friends with benefits. And he was a good friend to her. 

It's not like he was Ziggy. 

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1 hour ago, Gil Bang said:

Kimma Greggs just got busted for cocaine possession

time has not been kind to her 

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I was gonna say, it's a rough mug shot but she looks the same she did 15 years ago.  Not many other folks on that show can say that.  

Edited by Lobo

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Just burned through S4 in a couple of days.  Been a while since I've rewatched S4 or S5.  Gotdam this show is awesome.  RIP Bodie 

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End of Treme threadjack.  Just finished the series.

I'm still going with my original theme.  If the Wire was Leo Tolstoy's War, What is it Good For?, then Treme is Anna Karinina ("each unhappy family is unhappy in it's onw way" )

I thought Treme was great in its own flawed way.  

I still think Zahn's character and in the last two seasons, the Annie T. character, were huge, hulking hunks of metal that weighed down the show.  I just could never buy that anyone, even low key New Orleans folks, could tolerate Zahn for more than half a beer.  Let alone come back to him again and again.

Annie T. was fine in terms of the early romance and up to the Steve Earle deal.  She (Macarelli?) just wasn't a good enough actress to pull off that much of the plot, and her music (and especially her singing) just weren't compelling. 

Pretty powerful tale of death and rebirth. 

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Starting Season 4 in the midst of second viewing.

Man, watching the first few scenes with the young uns is really sad. 

Dukie is so fucking doomed.

Randy Wagstaff is a sweet kid.

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Haha how did that come to pass?

Pretty sure the spelling is a less exotic and more phonetic "wee-bay" or "wee-bey."

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I'm going to get the lowdown when I see the guy this weekend.  Having spent about 15 minutes a few days ago making faces into a mobile phone while a cat mirrored my facial movements, my first thought is that it was all fake.  I think it ended up simply being Hassan Johnson doing a solid for a loyal fan.

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24 minutes ago, tantric superman said:

Thought some of you might find this cool.  A friend of mine apologized for missing my birthday.  (I never remember people's birthdays).  A couple of days ago I got this:

 

http://whiterockjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Personal-Wei-Bei-1.mp4

 

 

 

That's badass. My mom just did the same thing for me with Colton Dunn:

Cameo is a pretty great idea. 

Also i'm going to go back and binge The Wire again now. I've been waiting for it to get cold here, but that might never happen, so may as well start tonight.

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Yeah Cameo is badass. Don't care that it's paid for.  I used it for my son's last birthday and he got to watch a surprise video from one of his YouTube heroes in the middle of his party.  Really cool. 

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43 minutes ago, tantric superman said:

The whole Wee Bey arc was a little sad, so...

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Mother of the Year right there. Husband gets life for being in the drug game, so she turns around and pushes her teenage son right back into that s***. 

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