The Wire

   24 March 2010, terribly early in the morning

We used to make shit in the country. Build shit. Now we just put our hand in the next guys pocket. — Frank Sobotka

Apparently the second season of the Wire is the least popular of the lot. It’s definitely a big change of pace from the first season. All the gansters you’ve come to know and love are in the background for the most part, while the focus shifts to the plight of the blue collar American. The themes of the show seem to be very much the same. Good people are forced into bad situations. Everything is just out of reach. People in high places are usually dicks. I thought the second season was amazing. The writing is just as good as the first season, and it’s even more bleak. The four men playing the members of the Sobotka family all do an amazing job with their rolls. The second season is like a Greek tragedy.

 

Comments

  1. In case you didn’t know, The Wire is one of the best TV shows ever made. Ever. As gangster shit goes it kills the Soprao. Fuck Tony. Season two was totally jarring for me. Didn’t know what was going on at first, but by the end… you get it. And just wait man. Season three and four are iiiiiinnnnnsane! They need 2 to make sense, they build on 2 so so so well. In the series, two is so out of place and yet so crucial that it’s actually .. in place. Love how they do that. I don’t think it’s easy to write so good. There I go again, carin about shit when it aint my turn. Love miss The Wire so much.

  2. Season two was one of the better ones, I think the last season was my least favourite.

    New show by David Simon starts in a few weeks!

  3. Did you finish the second season in one day?

  4. No, I’m working from home so I don’t have the time. I can do about 5-6 episodes a day. I am basically spending all my free time watching the Wire. It’s kind of ridiculous.

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