The Wire Watchalong: Season 1, Episodes 11, 12, and 13

thewireWelcome to the Inanimate Blog watchalong for The Wire. Every week all summer we’ll be watching two episodes and posting our thoughts. We’re not recapping each episode in detail; that’s what Wikipedia is for. This week is Season 1, Episodes 11, 12, and 13.

S01E11

Emily: I spent a good share of episode 11 reasoning that since they hadn’t shown us Kima’s body then she was probably going to be OK. A lot of the rest of the episode was just background noise to that, at least at first.

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The Wire Watchalong: Season 1, Episodes 9 and 10

thewireWelcome to the Inanimate Blog watchalong for The Wire. Every week all summer we’ll be watching two episodes and posting our thoughts. We’re not recapping each episode in detail; that’s what Wikipedia is for. This week is Season 1, Episodes 9 and 10.

S01E09

Sam: Man, is there anything more embarrassing than losing your annual gang-rivalry basketball game? Especially when you paid big bucks for the local junior college star.

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The Wire Watchalong: Season 1, Episodes 7 and 8

thewireWelcome to the Inanimate Blog watchalong for The Wire. Every week all summer we’ll be watching two episodes and posting our thoughts. We’re not recapping each episode in detail; that’s what Wikipedia is for. This week is Season 1, Episodes 7 and 8.

S01E07

Sam: Shit gets real in this episode. At least, in the one storyline we both expressed so much apprehension for last week. One word: Wallace.

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The Wire Watchalong: Season 1, Episodes 5 and 6

thewireWelcome to the Inanimate Blog watchalong for The Wire. Every week all summer we’ll be watching two episodes and posting our thoughts. We’re not recapping each episode in detail; that’s what Wikipedia is for. This week is Season 1, Episodes 5 and 6.

S01E05

Sam: I’m going to start this one. It’s taken me five episodes to remember to write it down to comment on, but I did: I hate the fake quotes at the beginning. I get what they’re doing and that’s fine, I just have a personal hatred of quotations attributed to fake people.

Emily: It’s so self-important and The Wire doesn’t need to quote itself. It’s plenty good enough on its own.

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