History Series / TheWire

26th Jun '16 4:28:17 PM karstovich2
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** Socks (real name: Lester Freamon). This is his old nickname from his Patrol days in the Southern, and only his old beat partner is ever seen using it; however, others are likely to call him "Cool Lester Smooth" whenever he pulls something especially slick.
26th Jun '16 9:40:20 AM karstovich2
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** Valchek brings the FBI into the investigation when he realizes ''his'' case is no longer focused on ''his'' target, who's inadvertently gotten into bed with an international drug- and prostitution racket. The unit are actually glad to have them, although it means they have to re-prioritize their targets, and the feds withdraw their support as soon as the union corruption charges have been made.

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** Valchek brings the FBI into the investigation when he realizes ''his'' case is no longer focused on ''his'' target, who's inadvertently gotten into bed with an international drug- racket dealing in drugs, women trafficked for purposes of prostitution, and prostitution racket.stolen goods (especially cars and high-end electronics). The unit are actually glad to have them, although it means they have to re-prioritize their targets, and the feds withdraw their support as soon as the union corruption charges have been made.
26th Jun '16 9:29:06 AM karstovich2
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** Bubbles / Bubs (real name: Reginald Cousins)

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** Bubbles / Bubs Bubbles/Bubs (real name: Reginald Cousins)



** Stinkum / Stink (real name: Anton Artis)
** Stringer Bell / String (real name: Russell Bell)

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** Stinkum / Stink Stinkum/Stink (real name: Anton Artis)
** Stringer Bell / String Bell/String (real name: Russell Bell)



** Ziggy / Zig / Fucknuts / Malaka (real name: Chester Karol Sobotka)

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** Ziggy / Zig / Fucknuts / Malaka Ziggy/Zig/Fucknuts/Malaka (real name: Chester Karol Sobotka)
26th Jun '16 8:45:34 AM karstovich2
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* GreedyJew: Maurice Levy, the AmoralAttorney who profits handsomely by protecting drug dealers, makes a number of references to his Jewish culture, while Rhonda Pearlman, his honest counterpart, is also Jewish, but [[AllThereInTheManual you'd never know it]]. [=McNulty=] at one point calls Pearlman "a member of [Levy's] tribe," but in the context he may very well be referring to the fact that they're both lawyers. ([[WordOfGod David Simon]] said he based Levy on some real Jewish drug lawyers he knew in Baltimore, and claimed [[NWordPrivileges privileges]] to use the trope, as Simon is Jewish himself.)

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* GreedyJew: Maurice Levy, the AmoralAttorney who profits handsomely by protecting drug dealers, makes a number of references to his Jewish culture, while Rhonda Pearlman, his honest counterpart, is also Jewish, but [[AllThereInTheManual you'd never know it]]. [=McNulty=] at one point calls Pearlman "a member of [Levy's] tribe," but in the context he may very well be referring to the fact that they're both lawyers. ([[WordOfGod David Simon]] said he based Levy on some real Jewish drug lawyers he knew in Baltimore, and Baltimore--insisting that ''all'' or nearly all such attorneys in Baltimore were Jewish--and claimed [[NWordPrivileges privileges]] to use the trope, as Simon is Jewish himself.)
26th Jun '16 8:38:56 AM karstovich2
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* GreedyJew: Maurice Levy, the AmoralAttorney who profits handsomely by protecting drug dealers, makes a number of references to his Jewish culture, while Rhonda Pearlman, his honest counterpart, is also Jewish, but [[AllThereInTheManual you'd never know it]]. [=McNulty=] at one point calls Pearlman "a member of [Levy's] tribe," but in the context he may very well be referring to the fact that they're both lawyers.

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* GreedyJew: Maurice Levy, the AmoralAttorney who profits handsomely by protecting drug dealers, makes a number of references to his Jewish culture, while Rhonda Pearlman, his honest counterpart, is also Jewish, but [[AllThereInTheManual you'd never know it]]. [=McNulty=] at one point calls Pearlman "a member of [Levy's] tribe," but in the context he may very well be referring to the fact that they're both lawyers. ([[WordOfGod David Simon]] said he based Levy on some real Jewish drug lawyers he knew in Baltimore, and claimed [[NWordPrivileges privileges]] to use the trope, as Simon is Jewish himself.)
23rd Jun '16 3:27:08 PM karstovich2
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** Pushed by his mother, Namond Bryce coasts on his father's name and street reputation, but everybody realizes he's not cut out to be a player.

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** Pushed by his mother, Namond Bryce coasts on his father's name and street reputation, but everybody realizes he's not cut out to be a player. Everybody, that is, except his own mother, who seems to think Namond could build a street empire the way Wee-Bey did with Stringer and Avon--with disastrous results.
23rd Jun '16 3:15:34 PM karstovich2
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** Horseface (real name: Thomas Pakusa)

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** Horseface Horseface/Horse (real name: Thomas Pakusa)



** Prez / Prezbo / Mr. P (real name: Roland Pryzbylewski)
** Proposition Joe / Prop Joe (real name: Joseph Stewart)

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** Prez / Prezbo / Mr.Prez/Prezbo/Mr. P (real name: Roland Pryzbylewski)
** Proposition Joe / Prop Joe/Prop Joe (real name: Joseph Stewart)



** Slim Charles / Slim / Tall Man (real name unknown)

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** Slim Charles / Slim / Tall Charles/Slim/Tall Man (real name unknown)unknown, although presumably his first name is Charles)
17th Jun '16 9:41:27 PM karstovich2
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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. 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.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]].
17th Jun '16 5:07:31 PM karstovich2
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** Added to that, the fathers of all these people are not even around at all. The only one who could have been a father figure was Michael's stepfather and he was worst of all.

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** Added to that, the fathers of all these people are not even around at all.all, and (with the exception of Namond's father Wee-Bey, who seems to have been a good father to Namond while he was free despite being an enforcer for the Barksdale Organization) seem to have been completely out of the picture for most of their children's lives. The only one who could have been a father figure was Michael's stepfather and he was worst of all.
17th Jun '16 3:39:48 PM karstovich2
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** Subverted with Lester and zigzagged with Prez; the latter has genuinely been a terrible cop to date, but being in the Major Crimes Unit reveals his HiddenDepths as a gifted data analyst and paper chaser. All his skills as an analyst and codebreaker notwithstanding, he is revealed to still be an utterly terrible street cop. But, when he [[spoiler:leaves the unit]], another cop laments his absence.

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** Subverted with Lester and zigzagged with Prez; the latter has genuinely been a terrible cop to date, but being in the Major Crimes Unit reveals his HiddenDepths as a gifted data analyst and paper chaser. All his skills as an analyst and codebreaker notwithstanding, he is revealed to still be an utterly terrible street cop. But, when he [[spoiler:leaves the unit]], another cop laments Sydnor--who is Board-certified Natural Police--laments his absence.
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