History Series / TheWire

20th Feb '18 9:55:09 PM kyeo
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* ButNotTooGay: The fairly prominent gay character of Omar never gets a sex scene, and over three boyfriends and five seasons, only has three on-screen kisses. However, he does have a fairly steamy make-out scene with Dante, which goes beyond what almost any other show was depicting at the time, and he does ''very'' frequently appear shirtless; also, Episode 3 of Season 4 opens with him waking up naked in bed with Renaldo, and yes, you do get a (brief) shot of [[MaleFrontalNudity his front]]. Kima, a lesbian, ''does'' get a [[GirlOnGirlIsHot pretty graphic sex scene]].

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* ButNotTooGay: The fairly prominent gay character of Omar never gets a sex scene, and over three boyfriends and five seasons, only has three on-screen kisses. However, he does have a fairly steamy make-out scene with Dante, which goes beyond what almost any other show was depicting at the time, and he does ''very'' frequently appear shirtless; also, Episode 3 of Season 4 opens with him waking up naked in bed with Renaldo, and yes, you do get a (brief) shot of [[MaleFrontalNudity his front]]. Kima, a lesbian, ''does'' get a [[GirlOnGirlIsHot pretty graphic sex scene]]. Also, when the audience finds out that [[spoiler:Rawls is gay]], we never see any hint of him having a romance with another man.
17th Feb '18 1:43:16 AM nombretomado
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*** [[PunnyName Augie Polk and Pat Mahon]] are two drunken and lazy detectives from other departments who get dumped into Major Crimes. When they are tasked by [=McNulty=] with putting a face to Avon Barksdale, they come back drunk bearing a photo of a middle-aged white man. Polk's only real concern about the job is paid overtime. Mahon is of the same ilk and jumps at the chance of early retirement after he's injured by Bodie during a raid, scheming that he'll even complement his pension with a cushy underground economy job. Appropriately, their last names, "Póg mo thóin" (pronounced Pogue Mahone and source of ThePogues' band name) are Irish for "Kiss my ass."

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*** [[PunnyName Augie Polk and Pat Mahon]] are two drunken and lazy detectives from other departments who get dumped into Major Crimes. When they are tasked by [=McNulty=] with putting a face to Avon Barksdale, they come back drunk bearing a photo of a middle-aged white man. Polk's only real concern about the job is paid overtime. Mahon is of the same ilk and jumps at the chance of early retirement after he's injured by Bodie during a raid, scheming that he'll even complement his pension with a cushy underground economy job. Appropriately, their last names, "Póg mo thóin" (pronounced Pogue Mahone and source of ThePogues' Music/ThePogues' band name) are Irish for "Kiss my ass."
29th Jan '18 7:08:28 PM nombretomado
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** Played with hilariously in a later episode, where Bunk, Norris and new rookie Christeson convince a young punk that a photocopier is a LieDetector. The kid confesses because he assumes the jig's up now anyway after he's made to believe his accomplice folded and is enjoying a McDonalds meal because of it.

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** Played with hilariously in a later episode, where Bunk, Norris and new rookie Christeson convince a young punk that a photocopier is a LieDetector. The kid confesses because he assumes the jig's up now anyway after he's made to believe his accomplice folded and is enjoying a McDonalds UsefulNotes/McDonalds meal because of it.
28th Jan '18 5:56:38 AM gravious
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** "Yo, Omar comin'!": Anyone running away from Omar.
8th Jan '18 4:42:06 PM MandolinMagi
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** For context, Baltimore's murder rate is '"EIGHT'' times higher - New York City peaked at 2245 murders in 1990 and by the early 2000s in which the show is set, was down to 500-600 a year.

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** For context, In other words, Baltimore's murder rate is '"EIGHT'' '''''EIGHT''''' times higher per capita - New York City peaked at 2245 murders in 1990 and by the early 2000s in which the show is set, was down to 500-600 a year.
8th Jan '18 1:45:30 PM MandolinMagi
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** For context, New York City peaked at 2245 murders in 1990 and by the early 2000s in which the show is set, was down to 500-600 a year.

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** For context, Baltimore's murder rate is '"EIGHT'' times higher - New York City peaked at 2245 murders in 1990 and by the early 2000s in which the show is set, was down to 500-600 a year.
3rd Jan '18 5:43:22 AM Cryoclaste
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** Michael's little brother is clearly playing {{Pokemon}} Red Version in a Game Boy Advance, yet the sounds it makes are beeps and boops.

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** Michael's little brother is clearly playing {{Pokemon}} Red Version ''VideoGame/PokemonRed'' in a Game Boy Advance, yet the sounds it makes are beeps and boops.
26th Dec '17 6:33:50 PM nombretomado
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** Senator Davis brings up ''Series/{{Survivor}}'', ''FearFactor'' and ''Theatre/PrometheusBound'' in his ChewbaccaDefense

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** Senator Davis brings up ''Series/{{Survivor}}'', ''FearFactor'' ''Series/FearFactor'' and ''Theatre/PrometheusBound'' in his ChewbaccaDefense
21st Dec '17 8:44:24 PM MandolinMagi
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** For context, New York City peaked at 2245 murders in 1990 and by the early 2000s in which the show is set, was down to 500-600 a year.
17th Dec '17 8:42:24 AM Thranx
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** Though TheWire didn't invent the term, it is probably more responsible for injecting the name "burner" into the public consciousness than any other piece of fiction.
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