History Series / TheWire

12th Oct '17 7:40:12 AM dmcreif
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* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Kima Greggs is the only female ''poh-leece'' who gets any focus during the show.
10th Oct '17 5:59:55 PM ClintEastwood
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* AbsenteeActor:
** Dominic West during much of the fourth season (during which [=McNulty=] works as a beat cop); this was done largely to accommodate West, due to him landing several movie roles during the period that season four filmed.
** Due to only being pulled in from another department for a short time Leander Sydnor is not included in the Major Crimes unit in Season 2, but returns for 3-5, [[spoiler:making him the only original member still on the unit at the end of the show.]]
4th Oct '17 5:19:38 AM gravious
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* ButtMonkey: Ziggy, though he mostly brings it on himself. He can be seen as a {{Deconstruction}} of the trope, once you see his fate at the end of the season: [[spoiler:he gets so tired of being the punchline of every joke that he snaps and murders George Glekas after he cheats him in a business deal and humiliates him. He gets a lengthy prison term for the crime]].


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* ButtMonkey:
** Ziggy, though he mostly brings it on himself. He can be seen as a {{Deconstruction}} of the trope, once you see his fate at the end of the season: [[spoiler:he gets so tired of being the punchline of every joke that he snaps and murders George Glekas after he cheats him in a business deal and humiliates him. He gets a lengthy prison term for the crime]].
** Old Face Andre. His misfortunes start when the stash house he runs for Marlo’s crew gets ripped by Omar. As payment for this “failure”, Marlo takes from him his silver ring, which he attached a high sentimental value towards. When Chris Partlow [[spoiler: murders a convenience store owner, he is bullied into helping frame Omar for the murder by giving a false witness statement]]. Eventually, [[spoiler: the police begin to suspect that Omar was in fact innocent of this crime, and haul Andre into court with a subpoena]]. Knowing that he [[spoiler: either faces up to 10 years in prison for perjury if he sticks with his original story, or [[DeadlyEuphemism ends up in a vacant]] if he cooperates with the police]], he [[spoiler: runs to Proposition Joe in the hope that he will smuggle him out of Baltimore in exchange for a $2,000 payment. By this point Joe has already set up a co-op with Marlo’s crew, and gladly hands Andre over to them after having accepted payment]].
12th Sep '17 8:05:40 AM XFllo
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* MayDecemberRomance: Of all people, [[spoiler:''Lester'']] ends up with Shardene in late season one, and they remain together for the rest of the series; she shows up again in the finale.
5th Sep '17 12:58:36 PM Hoyce
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** Vondas (real name: Spiros Vondopolous)

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** Vondas (real name: Spiros Vondopolous)Vondopolous, and he later states that even this isn't his real name)
3rd Sep '17 11:35:32 PM Radnick105
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*** Among the drug dealers when the police raid Hamsterdam is Bodie, who manages to beat the charges simply by claiming that the Police entrapped him.

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*** Among the drug dealers arrested when the police raid Hamsterdam is Bodie, who [[spoiler:who manages to beat the charges simply by claiming that the Police entrapped him.]]
** Stringer wants to have Clay Davis, a state senator, murdered for scamming him out of thousands of dollars. Avon then has to explain to him why that is a '''Very''' bad idea.
** One episode deconstructs ATeamFiring, by having a little kid in the second floor of a house be the only casualty during a gang-on-gang shootout on the street below.
3rd Sep '17 11:19:10 PM Radnick105
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** Avon and Stringer are 6'2" ish and noticeably taller than most of their mooks, which adheres to the King, Queen and pawns analogy.

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** Avon and Stringer are 6'2" ish both 6'3" and noticeably taller than most of their mooks, which adheres to the King, Queen and pawns analogy.



** Daniels and Rawls are 6'2" and 6'3" commanding officers who are usually the tallest policeman of the room when not together.

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** Daniels and Rawls are 6'2" 6'4" and 6'3" commanding officers who are usually the tallest policeman of the room when not together.



** On the restored DVD series, Creator/DavidSimon gives a commentary in "[[Recap/TheWireS03E06Homecoming Homecoming]]" saying that both it as well as "[[Recap/TheWireS03E03DeadSoldiers Dead Soldiers]]" were made because the show's creators became very concerned when seeing that Omar had become too heroic in viewers's eyes, especially those under 21. Knowing the huge favor and commercialism that anti-heroes have these days, the show did not jump at the temptation to milk Omar's popularity for constant audience indulgence or marketability. The creators actually cared about the audience's mind and put in effort to question the validity of Omar's honor. This shows when Bunk sees kids at the scene of Tosha's death imitating the shootout and taking turns "being Omar".
* RealityHasNoSoundtrack: The show has no background music beyond end of season montages.

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** On Major Colvin, in an attempt to drive down the restored DVD series, Creator/DavidSimon gives a commentary murder rate in "[[Recap/TheWireS03E06Homecoming Homecoming]]" saying that both it as well as "[[Recap/TheWireS03E03DeadSoldiers Dead Soldiers]]" were made because his district, creates a safe zone, called "Hamsterdam", where dealers can sell their dope without fear of arrest. With the show's creators became very concerned when seeing that Omar had become too heroic in viewers's eyes, especially those help of Carver and his other officers, he's able to keep this under 21. Knowing the huge favor radar from his superiors downtown, and commercialism even accomplish his goal of significantly reducing homicides within his district. Unfortunately, it doesn't take long for Burrel & Rawls to find out, and by the end of the season, he's demoted & forced to resign, while dozens of cops descend on Hamsterdam to arrest everyone.
*** Among the drug dealers when the police raid Hamsterdam is Bodie, who manages to beat the charges simply by claiming
that anti-heroes have these days, the show did not jump at the temptation to milk Omar's popularity for constant audience indulgence or marketability. The creators actually cared about the audience's mind and put in effort to question the validity of Omar's honor. This shows when Bunk sees kids at the scene of Tosha's death imitating the shootout and taking turns "being Omar".
Police entrapped him.
* RealityHasNoSoundtrack: The show has no background music beyond whatever songs the characters happen to be listening to & end of season montages.
17th Aug '17 4:40:00 PM Morgenthaler
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* RibbonCuttingCeremony: In season 3, Senator Clay Davis and a few other public officials take part in a golden shovel ceremony to inaugurate a new construction project. This also appears in the opening credits for that season, and given [[CorruptPolitician how corrupt Davis really is]], it's meant to show his hypocrisy.
14th Aug '17 4:52:13 PM ClintEastwood
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** Omar: "Indeed."

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** Omar: "Indeed.""Indeed" and "No doubt".



** To go undercover in a brotherl, [=McNulty=] [[HowsYourBritishAccent puts on an intentionally horrible British accent]].

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** To go undercover in a brotherl, brothel, [=McNulty=] [[HowsYourBritishAccent puts on an intentionally horrible British accent]].



** Omar shows signs toward the end of season 5 as his physical condition deteriorates and his RoaringRampageOfRevenge becomes more and more disasterous.

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** Omar shows signs toward the end of season 5 as his physical condition deteriorates and his RoaringRampageOfRevenge becomes more and more disasterous.disastrous.
7th Aug '17 6:30:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* TreacheryIsASpecialKindOfEvil: In season 4, Randy Wagstaff, an eight-grade student in the Baltimore public school system, talks to the police after witnessing a murder perpetrated by the Stanfield drug gang. After word gets out, he is immediately targeted by his peers as a snitch, culminating in his house being firebombed and his foster mother permanently disfigured. Randy eventually has to go back to the badly-funded group home he already stayed in for years.
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