History Headscratchers / TheWire

31st Jul '17 12:17:13 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* Due to the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters and contractual issues, at a guess, is this the reason probably why many regulars were credited as Guest Starring, therefore being a FakeGuestStar? How many actors are typically on an OBB (opening billboard)?
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[[folder:Guest Starring credits, Fake Guest Star and general casting issues]]
* Due to the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters and contractual issues, at a guess, is this the reason probably why many regulars were credited as Guest Starring, therefore being a FakeGuestStar? How many actors are typically on an OBB (opening billboard)?
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4th Jun '17 7:05:50 PM dmcreif
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** I think it's meant to be dramatic irony: if the police had waited until the year was over to pull the bodies from the vacants, Carcetti would have probably cared enough about it to not shut it down like it was in season 5. (I'm not saying that would be what would happen, just in this specific scenario the whole fake serial killer thing may have been avoided just by following the chain of command for once).
18th Feb '17 5:15:49 PM brokenwit
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** It's important to remember what The Greek represents: Capitalism in its purest form. Capitalists only benefit from conflict when they can directly profit from the circumstances, i.e. when conflict only ''indirectly'' affects them. Otherwise, they '''''strongly''''' hate conflict, as like government regulations and laws, it creates an encumbrance to trade. A conflict over a link in the supply line is guaranteed to kill business. Marlo's strength in this series always came from playing the game innately. He knew or deduced the Greeks wouldn't want a war to erupt over their connection. So his plan was to minimize conflict. Moreover, to The Greek, Marlo is just another face in a long line to represent the distributor of the supply. It matters not who he is or what he's capable of. As long as Marlo doesn't threaten the Greeks by bypassing access to the supply, they have no quarrel. The Greek's "competition" is not the dealers like Marlo and Prop Joe, but other drug suppliers.
18th Feb '17 3:39:53 PM brokenwit
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** Also important: The Greek, like any good capitalist, has a friend in the FBI.
16th Feb '17 12:52:40 PM neckinhalf
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* As cautious as the Greeks are, why would they let Marlo replace Joe? I know the WordOfGod reason for this: The Greek himself concluded that Marlo was going to kill Joe and rather than warn Joe and possibly get entangled in a war over their product, they just let Marlo proceed. But they still don't know Marlo like they know Joe. His inexperience in being the main connect may lead to a mistake that compromises them. Joe likely didn't teach him everything there is to know. Is that risk really worse than warning Joe and seeing what happens?

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* As cautious as the Greeks are, why would they let Marlo replace Joe? I know the WordOfGod reason for this: The Greek himself concluded that Marlo was going to kill Joe and rather than warn Joe and possibly get entangled in a war over their product, they just let Marlo proceed. But they still don't know Marlo like they know Joe. His inexperience in being the main connect may lead to a mistake that compromises them. Joe likely didn't teach him everything there is to know. Is that risk really worse better than warning Joe and seeing what happens?
15th Feb '17 7:11:25 PM neckinhalf
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* As cautious as the Greeks are, why would they let Marlo replace Joe? I know the {{WordOfGod stated}} reason for this: The Greek himself concluded that Marlo was going to kill Joe and rather than warn Joe and possibly get entangled in a war over their product, they just let Marlo proceed. But they still don't know Marlo like they know Joe. His inexperience in being the main connect may lead to a mistake that compromises them. Joe likely didn't teach him everything there is to know. Is that risk really worse than warning Joe and seeing what happens?

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* As cautious as the Greeks are, why would they let Marlo replace Joe? I know the {{WordOfGod stated}} WordOfGod reason for this: The Greek himself concluded that Marlo was going to kill Joe and rather than warn Joe and possibly get entangled in a war over their product, they just let Marlo proceed. But they still don't know Marlo like they know Joe. His inexperience in being the main connect may lead to a mistake that compromises them. Joe likely didn't teach him everything there is to know. Is that risk really worse than warning Joe and seeing what happens?
15th Feb '17 7:08:59 PM neckinhalf
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* As cautious as the Greeks are, why would they let Marlo replace Joe? I know the {{WordOfGod stated}} reason for this: The Greek himself concluded that Marlo was going to kill Joe and rather than warn Joe and possibly get entangled in a war over their product, they just let Marlo proceed. But they still don't know Marlo like they know Joe. His inexperience in being the main connect may lead to a mistake that compromises them. Joe likely didn't teach him everything there is to know. Is that risk really worse than warning Joe and seeing what happens?
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12th Feb '17 7:25:21 PM BanjoTCat
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** It's to maximize benefit and minimize risk. Assuming that the cases go cold, those bodies are on Royce's plate. But if there is a breakthrough, then the clearance will go on Carcetti. Keep in mind, at this point, the police aren't aware that the budget shortfall will affect them the way it will the next season.
5th Feb '17 5:44:44 AM Merseyuser1
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* Due to the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters and contractual issues, at a guess, this is probably why many regulars were credited as Guest Starring, therefore being a FakeGuestStar? How many actors are typically on an OBB (opening billboard)?

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* Due to the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters and contractual issues, at a guess, is this is the reason probably why many regulars were credited as Guest Starring, therefore being a FakeGuestStar? How many actors are typically on an OBB (opening billboard)?
5th Feb '17 5:42:10 AM Merseyuser1
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[[folder:Guest Starring credits, Fake Guest Star and general casting issues]]
* Due to the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters and contractual issues, at a guess, this is probably why many regulars were credited as Guest Starring, therefore being a FakeGuestStar? How many actors are typically on an OBB (opening billboard)?
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