A discussion about the cult-hit The Wire turned deadly when 27-year-old Steven Shaw was stabbed by friends who could not comprehend his lack of passion for the HBO drama.
Tensions initially arose when Shaw did not contribute to a "best instances of foreshadowing in the first season" debate. Explaining his silence, Shaw admitted that he thought there were "too many characters and plot-lines" for him to enjoy the viewing experience.
"Sure, those first few episodes can be slow," said one of the murdering friends, insisting the very same episodes took on new meaning after re-watching them three or four times. "But then he said the stopped watching after season 2 because he 'had no interest in a crime drama.' Clearly he had to die. "
Witnesses say that Shaw quickly backpedaled when he saw his friends each grab knives, acknowledging that he didn't dislike the show, but "couldn't see what all the hubbub was about."
"I just don't understand how someone could not like that show," said another friend/killer. "It's either you love it, or you just haven't gotten around to seeing it yet. No in-betweens. I'd kill him again if given the chance."
The funeral was Entourage-themed in honor of Shaw's favorite show, with the pallbearers begrudgingly dressed as the four principal characters.
-Dan Abramson, thehollywoodham.com
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