The Wire - favourite characters!

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  1. PCabrelli

    PCabrelli Well-Known Member

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    Okay, so i can't let it go...

    i'm re-watching the first series...

    of all the series, who are your favourite chracters, and why?

    Bunk is a goddam superhero of mine. he's so tragically brilliant, so ravaged by being "po-lice"

    A close second, Clay Davis -- sheeeeeeeet.


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    Omar, McNulty, Bunk and Stringer Bell.
     
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    Frank Sobotka, Bodie, Bubbles - I've got a soft spot for the characters always stuck in the middle of the bullshit that defined that "dark corner of the American experiment" known as Bal'mer.
     
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    McNulty is a character who I often resemble (and usually not in a good way) and my friends will sometimes say "Man, you went full McNulty last night"

    After the obvious - Bodie and Landsman.

    Landsman, for being a bit character, really had a lot of depth to him. I remarked to a friend once, seriously, that Landsman was a much more developed character after five seasons as a bit part on the Wire than Ross Geller in ten seasons starring on Friends. I loved Landsman's poetic side and the way he balanced the necessary sucking up to Rawls with being a good police.
     
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    Snoop, Avon, Carcetti, Michael, Slim, Bodie, Chris...Many more.
     
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    you can not pick just one.
     
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    Stringer and the Muslim Brother.
     
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    Omar, Stringer Bell and McNulty. And as an aside I really like Callie Thorne (played McNulty's ex).
     
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    Omar/Bodie/Bunk
     
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    How about Proposition Joe?

    Weebay might be the toughest from the Barksdale crew.
     
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    Cmar for sure

    second Daniels - hes pretty badass
     
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    Obama's favorite character is the safe choice, Omar. He (Obama) reminds me of Lieutenant Daniels.

    Am I the only one who likes Lester?
     
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    I never cared much for Omar.
     
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    +1 add Stringer Bell and Omar to that. Love Bunk and the Greek, too.
     
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    Obama's favorite character is the safe choice, Omar. He (Obama) reminds me of Lieutenant Daniels.

    Am I the only one who likes Lester?


    Loved him until season 5 (no spoilers).
     
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    I still love Lester.

    Bodie is up there.

    It's completely impossible to just pick a few, though.
     
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    I've always liked Omar.
     

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