Monday, March 10, 2008

Got to keep the devil down in the hole

Now, THAT is how you end a television series, bitches!


So, like I was saying: THAT is how you end a television series, bitches! Look on it and weep, you shithead cut-to-black fucktard David Chase.

They didn’t wrap everything up with neat little ribbons (red ribbons, heh), but they did bring things around full circle – meet the new boss, same as the old boss – and touched most of the major storylines, just a beat or two each, in a most satisfying (if sometimes chokingly sad) way.

Michael’s the new Omar (RIP, Omar!), Sydnor the new McNulty, Carver the new Daniels, poor goddamned Dukie the new Bubbles, and Bubbles – oh man, he’s REGINALD now. How awesome was that, when we looked up the stairs and saw the door to the house opened, and him stepping through it? Visual poetry, you guys – it was amazing.

My other favorite moments included:

--Slim Charles offing that traitor-ass Cheese (and nobody objecting, except about the money, heh)
--The corner boys retelling some Legend of Omar stories and not recognizing Marlo
--Levy getting his junk trussed up right neatly by Pearlman
--The sadness in Prezbo’s eyes when he agreed to give Dukie the money, knowing what it was for and that he’d never see Dukie again
--Partlow & Wee-Bey buddying up in prison
--Commissioner Valchek
--Shardeen + Freamon = luv & Louis Quatorze dollhouse furniture
--That little sociopath Kenard in cuffs
--Judge Pearlman and Lawyer Daniels

I am going to miss this show so badly – but thank you, Simon & Co., for rewarding the investment I’ve made in it, for not leaving me hanging, for totally ruining all other cop shows forever, for breaking my heart and making me give so much of a damn about these people and their lives. You went out on top. It was a great ride.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'll so miss the show. not sure if you have hbo on demand, but my cable box serves up 3 little short (2-5 minutes) clips with backstories for prop joe, omar, and mcnulty/bunk.

too bad about dukie though. There were so many moments I hated, but they were true and I wouldn't have believed anything else.

1:54 PM  
Blogger Twelve said...

This comment is not about The Wire, and I'm sorry for that. But I just learned that Radiohead! and NIN! likely will be headlining Lollapalooza this year!

What a great excuse to visit, eh?

2:35 PM  
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3:16 PM  
Blogger Gleemonex said...

Indeed it is, twelve ... but, um, so you're saying Lollapalooza still exists? Wow ...

3:16 PM  
Blogger Twelve said...

Yes, although in a much diminished form: three days of early August sweatiness in Grant Park, Chicago. Perry Farrell's getting old.

7:45 PM  

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