So I'm on maternity leave, and have had a chance to finally watch "The Wire", a show that ended three years ago. I know I'm super late to it, but this show is absolutely the best drama. Ever.
A quick disclaimer though- it also has the most use of profanity on a drama. Ever. Except for maybe "The Sopranos". There's just something about gritty, murderous, hour long series set on the East Coast that aired on HBO and that mandates excessive and creative use of the "F-word", I guess.
Anyway, I haven't done a "Twenty Questions" since January (!!!), and after reading a recent Minus The Bars post on "The Wire", I figured I'd give it a shot. Here goes!
1.) Why did Wallace have to die? Why?
2.) Just how long were those extension cords the Corner boys used to get electricity in the boarded up row houses?
3.) And whose outlet were they plugged in to?
4.) How ugly was Ziggy's prized jacket?
5.) Have you ever heard of the term "low rise" actually used outside of the series? This Jersey girl was well aware of "high rise", but "low rise"? I would think they were talking about jeans.
6.) How ugly was Shardene's glasses? Did she just keep the same pair from the seventh grade?
7.) Were you as surprised as me that Shardene wound up with Freamon?
8.) How creepy is Omar's whistle version of "The Farmer and the Dell"? Um, what exactly is a dell, anyway? I mean, the non-PC dell, that is.
9.) What do you think McNulty really wanted when he showed up at Kima's apartment late that night just to say, "Thanks"?
10.) Which character had the most obnoxious nickname? Poot? Stinkum? Dukie? Cheese?
11.) Which version of the opening theme song was best?
12.) Did you know "The Wire" and NBC's "Homicide: Life on the Street" were both based on the same book by David Simon?
13.) Did you know many of the actors from "The Wire"- such as Clark Johnson, Peter Gerety, Larry Gillard, Jr., and J. D. Williams (among others)- first appeared on "Homicide"?
14.) Did you catch John Munch (Richard Belzer) of "Homicide" and currently, "Law & Order: SVU" arguing at Kavanaugh's in a fifth season episode?
15.) Am I the only one to not realize for a while that Snoop is a girl?
16.) Do you think the Co-op received some kind of business rate on the meeting room they used at the hotel?
17.) Did you smile as much as I did when Bubbles' sister finally opened that basement door?
18.) Who is the Greek? Really?
19.) Wasn't it strange to see Poot selling sneakers in that faux-ref uniform?
20.) Are your fingers crossed for a "Wire" reunion movie?
Hmmm... I'm thinking I might have to do a second part to this. Check out Don's post on Minus The Bars, or if for some (admittedly strange) reason you've read this entire post without having the faintest idea of what "The Wire" is, click here. Then comment away!
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