Ziggy vs Jimmy

Absolutely, I was writing it as I’m watching and more or less just wanted to get a conversation going.

I feel like they both have something to offer, and something to prove. Neither can get out of their own way when it comes to doing seemingly simple things. L

This season in particular, Jimmy for the early part can’t work a case and has a case his marriage is finally over. He doesn’t know who he is, or where he belongs. Ziggy can’t get work on the docks, gets pushed to the side on deals with Niko, neither of them have a place in their own world.

I think there is an attempt in drawing comparisons between the lower middle class dock workers and the lower middle class law enforcement. I’m not sure if it was intentional, but it’s worth thinking about at least. What if Jimmy didn’t become a cop? What world would he be forced to engage in, and what kind of person would that make him. I guess I should have taken more time to think this out in my original post, apologies.

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