Warning: This post contains spoilers about the most recent episodes of “Game of Thrones.”
Uh oh, y’all. I’m worried. After last week’s gruesome conclusion to “Game of Thrones,” in which Oberyn was defeated by Gregor Clegan in the battle to the death that determined Tyrion Lannister’s eventual fate, I’ve started to get really, really concerned that the Imp might not make it out of this season alive. But would George R. R. Martin really kill off such a vital and beloved character? Of course he would! He’s done it time and time again! But if Evil Bitch Queen Cersei gets her wish and has Tyrion executed for the murder of King Joffrey, I will be wrecked. Wrecked!
Listen, as a semi-professional TV watcher, I’ve endured plenty of TV character deaths without shedding a tear, so this isn’t me being melodramatic. Walter White? Saw his death coming and, in fact, hoped for it. Brody on “Homeland”? Whatever, that tiny mouth annoyed me. Andrea on “The Walking Dead”? Did a jig on her fictional grave! But some TV deaths have hit me harder than others. Dear God, “Game Of Thrones,” please don’t make me add Tyrion Lannister to this list…
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One of the breakout stars of this year’s Sundance Film Festival is an actor who’s been on my radar for awhile. His name is Michael B. Jordan, and if you’re a fan of “The Wire” and “Friday Night Lights” — two of the best television shows of all time hands down no debate – you know who I’m talking about. Michael’s portrayal of teenage drug dealer Wallace on “The Wire” tore my motherfuckin’ heart out. And a few years — and muscles — later, he did it again as East Dillon Lions quarterback Vince Howard. He steamed up the small screen and is poised to do the same on the big screen in the indie flick “Fruitvale,” playing Oscar Grant, a young man who was shot to death by a police officer at the Oakland, CaliforniaFruitvale rapid transit station. The Hollywood Reporter praised Michael’s performance, saying, “Jordan at moments gives off vibes of a very young Denzel Washington in the way he combines gentleness and toughness.” Young Denzel indeed. Keeping clicking to check out a bunch more photos of this incredibly handsome and talented actor…
Oh my god, file this one under “Spoof Videos That I Wish Would Become Real Life” — it’s “The Wire: The Musical,” featuring original cast members Michael K. Williams as “Omar,” Andre Royo as “Bubbles,” and Sonja Sohn as “Kimma,” singing and dancing about drug dealing, shooting heroin, and busting caps! Seriously, why can’t this work? I would happily drive to Baltimore for opening night. (On another note, who ate Stringer Bell?) [Funny Or Die]
Anthony Bourdain really knows how to bring people together. It’s nice to see Marlo and Omar put aside any leftover grievances from their Baltimore days and focus on their mutual love of ice cream-based drinks. [via Twitter]
To Whom It May Concern At Parker Brothers:
Please make this “Wire”-inspired mockup of Monopoly a reality. I need it. I need it the way Bubbles needs smack. Speaking of which, I would also like to humbly suggest the addition of Omar Little, Stringer Bell, Marlo Stanfield, Avon Barksdale, and Prop Joe game pieces. (I promise not to make the Omar and Stringer game pieces make out.) Anyway, can you get started on this soon? I would like it for Christmas. Please don’t make me bust a cap in your ass.
P.S. Click here to see the full image. [Buzzfeed]
This past weekend, as I was conducting an experiment to find out how many hours I could spend on my couch before developing sofa sores, I finally decided to watch a show called “The Wire.” Perhaps you’ve heard of it. The critically acclaimed show aired on HBO for five seasons and ended its run in early 2008. Better late than never! Ten episodes into season one, it is my new obsession and I want, nay, need, the full series on DVD so there is absolutely no lull as I make my way through the rest of the episodes. Omar, Bubbles, and Stringer Bell might miss me.
I first noticed Tristan Wilds when he starred in “The Wire” as Michael Lee. He was one cold-blooded drug dealer and killer on the hit HBO show, but he also had a soft spot for his younger brother and friend Dookie. Most recently, Tristan has been showing more of his soft side and sexy side on “90210.” I can’t wait to catch him as Zach Taylor in “The Secret Life of Bees,” a Civil Rights era film based on the novel of the same name. And now that I know he has a really great voice, I’m really excited to hear his debut album, which he is currently working on. Talented, sexy, smart and musical…I think I’m in love! Keep reading »
Idris Elba is probably most famous for his role as “Stringer” Bell on HBO’s The Wire. I remember wanting more after watching a really brief intimate scene with this Brit and an actress on that show, but the producers didn’t answer my prayers. I’m hoping Obsessed, which he stars in opposite Beyonce in 2009, will satisfy my hunger to see his chiseled, well-oiled physique. I guess it’s only fair to mention that besides being a kick-ass television and theater actor, Idris is also a DJ under the moniker DJ Big Driis/Big Driis the Londoner, and a hip-hop soul recording artist. Keep reading »