I’ve been running a poll on this site for a while now, asking the simple question – “Who’s your The Wire favourite?”.
At the moment nearly 2500 people have voted and here are the results
Omar gets a head with almost 40% of the votes (978 votes)
Second spot goes to Stringer with 9.7%
closely followed by Bodie (8.33%) and McNulty (8.05%).
What’s particularly interesting to me is that “the baddies” are by far more popular than any of the cop characters.
ps. I’m a bit dissapointed that one of my favourites – Bubbles – are even further down the poll at 5.65% of the votes.
Who’s your favourite the Wire character?
The artist Dennis Culve has created som amazing illustrations of the Wire characters. Check out the full set on his flickr stream.
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The Telegraph has an interesting article on the Wire cast and what they are up to now that the show has finished.
Last time i spotted my personal favourite “McNulty” was in Frank Millers 300.
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Here’s the second part of Pete Handelman’s brilliant homage to the Wire, great stuff
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This is the most fun fan homage to The Wire I’ve seen yet and telling by the ratings on youtube I’m not the only one to think so. Thanks to creator Pete Handelman who posted a link in the comments. Loved you’re Bunk and Omar characters ! Look forward to episode 2
Whereas episode 1 set the scene for the final season, episode 2 really kicked things off.
The common theme seem to be to ‘stretch things’. The up and coming journo who’s trying to hard, stretching the truth for a good story. The unlikely joint venture between westside gangsters Marlo and Avon. And what about the ending – McNulty really stretching the limits. How is Bunk gonna handle this? Will McNulty himself be able to cope with it?
I can’t wait for episode 3. What’s your verdict?
I bet you did the same thing as me this weekend – watching the first episode of the wire season 5.I loved the opening scene, bunk in fine form interrogating a seemingly clueless small time gangster, and later using a copying machine as a lie detector – instant classic. It was also great to see McNulty early on in the episode, I missed him in the later seasons but now he seem to be back where he belongs, in the spotlight and late night binge drinking sessions.
Another bright point was the journo crew at the Baltimore Sun which seem to be just as much of a motley crew as the gangsters and police.
It was great to see so many familiar faces in one single episode – McNulty, Bunk, Kima, Herc, Marlo, Prop Joe, Bubs, Carter, Carcetti, Chris, Snoop, Michael, Dukie (boy, he’s grown) and lots more.
I just realized how much I missed these characters, and how happy I am that they are back J
How do you rate the first episode of season 5?
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One of my absolute favourites on the show is Bubbles, the entrepreneurial drug addict. Here he talks about his love of drugs; at a support meeting. You can do it Bubs!
Media scholar Jason Mittel of the blog Just TV, has published a draft of what seem to become an excellent essay about the Wire and how it is narratively constructed. A good read for anyone interested in understanding some of the underlying appeal of the show.
After discussing whether or not to assess the wire as a televised novel, he goes on to compare the wire with the narrative structure of a video game. This actually made me think – is this something you would like to see?
So, from the comments in my previous post and surfing around the great old web, I’ve learnt that a lot of people really like the characters Chris and Snoop. It sort of shocked me as they are in my opinion just bad people. Their fun comments would have made them more appealing in a standard Hollywood production like Bad Boys, or whatever, but in a show such as the Wire they still come out like real fuck-ups that should be jailed for life. Any how, It made me think about who’s the most popular character in the wire.
- McNulty, beacuse he’s an original hero with a lot of shit on his hands but still has a good heart.
- Bunk, because he’s a great police (you have to pronounce that Baltimore style), and likes another shot straight after throwing up
- Bubbles, living the hard life with great style and being a true entrepreneur
- Bodie, one cool dude that didn’t bend for no one
- Omar, although a murderous soul he does have a code to only kill people in the game…
- Stringer, thought he was a really cool dude in the first two seasons, wanting to take the game to a whole new level of organisation – profit over honor and such.. Although I think he lost it at the end
- Kima, although liked her better in the first 3 seasons
And for the bottom scrap, there’s Chris and Snoop. Just check out this video collage.