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    By the way, it's hard for me to agree when I hear people say the show is too hard to watch, because as bleak as it gets, every episode makes me laugh like an idiot. And it's crazy how the funniest lines are often thematically profound. It's like they sit around the writer's room thinking, "Okay, this conversation is the whole dramatic axel of this episode. So let's come up with some great jokes, people."

    In the pilot alone:

    "You killed a rat with your service weapon? What'd you do with the body?"
    "Cleaned it up. I thought about leaving it there as a warning to the others."

    Next scene, Gant's body is found.
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    So yeah, at the beginning of last year I watched the whole thing, and now giving it another round. Season 2 improving by leaps and bounds in the second go (and I really dug it the first time).

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    Been rewatching some clips of this on youtube lately, and some random thoughts:

    -Dukie isn't a parallel to Bubbles. Sadly, he's more like a parallel to Sherrod, a friend of Bubbles that overdoses. Dukie never had a family that cut ties with him because of the addiction. Instead, Dukie's family simply was never there. I imagine Dukie would die of an overdose or a beating in the next season if there ever was one. Every scene of his is pretty painful to watch.

    -Background noises are pretty funny as far as people yelling. When Michael starts beating up Kenard (name?), you hear someone in the background yell, "Hahaha, that little dude is getting his ass beat, hahaha." I don't know why, just find those random lines funny.

    -Dogs bark a lot, but I don't think I ever see them.

    -Kenard is in the show a whole lot more than I thought.

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    I've been watching this series for the first time these past few months. Starting on season 4 now! It's a really good show and I even liked season 2. Breaking Bad still reigns supreme for me though - the only series close is Twin Peaks and The X-Files.
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    I've been watching this series for the first time these past few months. Starting on season 4 now! It's a really good show and I even liked season 2. Breaking Bad still reigns supreme for me though - the only series close is Twin Peaks and The X-Files.
    Even the "bad" seasons of The Wire are excellent TV.

    And S4 is the best of the bunch, BTW.

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    Yeah, I think season 4 is the best so far. Have not seen such a comprehensive examination of a city before. Bringing in the kids was a master stroke.
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    Just some random thoughts. Seeing McNulty as the next king of England in Richard III was amusing. Also caught sight of Omar in The Sopranos, could be conceived as the same character in both series.
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    Need to rewatch this.

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    Sobotka is a union guy. Of course he'd have gone Biden. He probably hated Trump to begin with.

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    Sobotka is a union guy. Of course he'd have gone Biden. He probably hated Trump to begin with.
    From the get go.
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    Frank would not have voted because he knows all politicians are crooks
    ‎The severed arm perfectly acquitted itself, because of the simplicity of its wishes and its total lack of doubt.

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    Frank would not have voted because he knows all politicians are crooks
    I see him voting against the repubs of "Tricky Dick" Nixon and Ronald "The Union Buster" Reagan. Specially with obviously corrupt Trump on the ticket.
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    Rewatched it again recently - season 4 is soooo much of a downer. There is extremely little to "laugh" about in this season.
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    Rewatched it again recently - season 4 is soooo much of a downer. There is extremely little to "laugh" about in this season.
    Definitely. Heartbreaking stuff.
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    Season 5 is even more of a bummer
    ‎The severed arm perfectly acquitted itself, because of the simplicity of its wishes and its total lack of doubt.

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    Season 5 is even more of a bummer
    They all kinda are. 2 is absolutely brutal when you think about it while 1 and 3 aren't that happy either.
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    The Last Unicorn (A. Rankin Jr./J. Bass, 1982) ☆
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