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Postby skullman80 » Tue May 04, 2021 9:33 am

Just finished S04 of The Wire. How they gonna do Bodie like that? God damn this show is good.
Season 4 is probably the peak of that show... Season 5 is not great, but it's still better than most television shows. We are only midway through season 2 on the re-watch with my wife
(D'Angelo just got got...)
She is hanging in, but I can tell she is not as into this season as the first. I told her even though season 2 isn't the best (probably the 2nd worst after season 5), it still wraps up nicely at the end of the season.. and then on to 3 and 4 which are both incredible IMO.

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Postby shmenguin » Tue May 04, 2021 9:34 am

Just finished S04 of The Wire. How they gonna do Bodie like that? God damn this show is good.
Bodie did Wallace. You gotta make peace with it. There are more un-just things coming.

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Postby NTP66 » Tue May 04, 2021 9:36 am

I know why, but I liked Bodie. Excited about S05, even though you two say it's the worst of the bunch. McNutty's back, baby!

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Postby robbiestoupe » Tue May 04, 2021 9:38 am

Movie thread talk regarding the Tom Clancy world got me thinking:

We're watching the Jack Ryan TV series and it's taking me a while to get over how NOT connected to the books the show is. It's like they took the names and some of the associations and ran a completely different direction with it.

The show isn't bad (my wife likes it without having read any of the books), but it's hard not to point out all the incorrect correlations to the books. The hardest thing to get over is the Jim Greer character. He's nothing at all like the Jim Greer of the books.

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Tue May 04, 2021 9:44 am

Yeah, it's bascially the names of the characters in both the TV show and the Without Remorse film. And that's about it. I'm fine with it. I read all of the books back in the day, and enjoy them, but being set in the Cold War, they are obviously dated. I think the Clancy estate just wants to keep the Jack Ryan name out there. I'm assuming there are still new ghost-written books being published?

But wouldn't it be cool if HBO or Netflix took one of the original Ryan novels and redid them as limited series? The books are so dense that they would work much better as a miniseries. Set them in the Cold War, too.

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Postby robbiestoupe » Tue May 04, 2021 9:55 am

Books like Rainbow Six and the double header of Debt of Honor and Executive Orders would work in today's world. Basically all books after Rainbow Six would work. Heck, Rainbow Six as a TV series in and of itself would be great. Make the first season or two based on the book, then spin off from there.

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Postby shmenguin » Tue May 04, 2021 9:55 am

McNutty is back. Oh yes.

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Postby LITT » Tue May 04, 2021 11:06 am

Books like Rainbow Six and the double header of Debt of Honor and Executive Orders would work in today's world. Basically all books after Rainbow Six would work. Heck, Rainbow Six as a TV series in and of itself would be great. Make the first season or two based on the book, then spin off from there.
sign me up for a rainbow six show based off the book

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Tue May 04, 2021 11:11 am

I was thinking a ten-part Hunt for Red October. Obviously with a new Jack Ryan. Wait - is ClancyVerse a multi-verse? :lol:

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Postby tifosi77 » Tue May 04, 2021 2:40 pm

Part of the appeal of the character of Jack Ryan was that, despite being fantastically wealthy and married to a world-class ophthalmologist, he still read as basically an Everyman. There was nothing 'elite' about him; he achieved exceptionalism through toil, not talent. (I mean, except for becoming President by being the Designated Survivor) And I still maintain that Alec Baldwin is the best on-screen depiction of the character (admittedly having never watched the Amazon show).

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Postby robbiestoupe » Tue May 04, 2021 3:19 pm

He was an elite analyst. Brains, not brawn. But the Amazon show depicts him Jack Bauer lite.

He was my favorite fictional President. Didn't play the political game but still got ish done.

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Postby Dickie Dunn » Tue May 04, 2021 3:41 pm

Part of the appeal of the character of Jack Ryan was that, despite being fantastically wealthy and married to a world-class ophthalmologist, he still read as basically an Everyman. There was nothing 'elite' about him; he achieved exceptionalism through toil, not talent. (I mean, except for becoming President by being the Designated Survivor) And I still maintain that Alec Baldwin is the best on-screen depiction of the character (admittedly having never watched the Amazon show).
Baldwin is so good that I don’t like the Ford movies.

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Tue May 04, 2021 4:25 pm

Yes. Baldwin is perfect in relation to the books

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Postby robbiestoupe » Tue May 04, 2021 4:30 pm

Guess I'm in the minority then. Perhaps it's because I saw Patriot Games before THFRO

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Postby tifosi77 » Tue May 04, 2021 5:07 pm

Part of the appeal of the character of Jack Ryan was that, despite being fantastically wealthy and married to a world-class ophthalmologist, he still read as basically an Everyman. There was nothing 'elite' about him; he achieved exceptionalism through toil, not talent. (I mean, except for becoming President by being the Designated Survivor) And I still maintain that Alec Baldwin is the best on-screen depiction of the character (admittedly having never watched the Amazon show).
Baldwin is so good that I don’t like the Ford movies.
Patriot Games is the best adaptation to date imo, even acknowledging it has an inferior Ryan.

I'm enough of a fan that I still enjoy the films Ford did, but I no longer care for A Streetcar Named Desire. :lol:

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