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    Default favourite the wire characters so far

    1. omar
    2. rawls
    3. stringer
    4. avon
    5. bodie

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    best characters of the wire:

    mcnulty
    lester
    omar
    stringer bell
    avon
    marlo
    prez

    no particular order

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    bodie i think is the most 'important' character, thematically. i might write more about this later.

    top 5, no order:
    omar
    bubs
    avon
    bodie
    bunk

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    Quote Originally Posted by God View Post
    bodie i think is the most 'important' character, thematically. i might write more about this later.
    write now. people keep stating stuff like this about the sopranos and the wire and i don't understand it at all. i don't think i'm old enough to appreciate some of the things in the shows so i plan on revisiting them in a decade or two

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    oh fuck how could i forget bubs

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    or bunk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord View Post
    write now. people keep stating stuff like this about the sopranos and the wire and i don't understand it at all. i don't think i'm old enough to appreciate some of the things in the shows so i plan on revisiting them in a decade or two
    hes the most relatable of all the street characters, at least relatable to the target audience of the wire(generally educated middle class white people). with him i think you get the best sense that the street characters are not caricatures of sociopaths or something, but regular people reacting to a pervasive environment. bodie is intelligent, loyal, has some decency, more or less reasonable with the police most of the time, basically of all the street characters he seems like the most 'regular' person, at least through the perspective of the average wire viewer.

    this, of course, does not stop him from being in the drug game to begin with, wasting his life with little opportunity of advancement. or engaging in senseless violence because it's what everyone else was doing. or generally having an outlook and attitude to be expected from an inner city black youth. it feels like he could have been namond if someone like bunny clovin had caught him when he was younger -- but of course a situation like namond is literally one in a million(more, actually), so bodie ends up where anyone else would, no matter their intrinsic qualities.

    also i think he is a good case study in how futile the drug game is for 99% of the players. you see people with great wealth like avon, marlo, and the big drug dealers, and of course this is what many inner city youth are drawn to. but we follow bodie's story pretty closely throughout the whole series, and even someone like him with a lot to offer the drug organization is never able to climb beyond a poorly paid street dealer. success stories in the drug game, are of course, again one in a million(again, more actually) and you get the sense of this with bodie.

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    wallace was more relatable than bodie

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    pity what happened to him

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    Pity what happens to all of them. Wallace isn't the only person that does not see his ambitions in the drug game realised.

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    wallace was a great character but it was only around two/three seasons after did i realise what it meant

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    wallace was an exceptionally good-natured person who happened to be born into circumstances in which those traits handicapped him. bodie was a 'regular' person, more of an everyman.

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    how far are you rayne

    season order best to least best
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    2 was the worst

    it goes

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    but the first four are all brilliant

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    2 was the best

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    the only time i question that is in relation to season 4. they might deserve to be tied.

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    last season was disappointing, i didnt care at all about the newspaper shit

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    have the finale of season 2 left. didnt like it as much as season 1.

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    also god i read your treatise on bodie and i appreciate it

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    I never heard of this show.

    Flame,Troll and Spoil

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    most overrated character: stringer

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    I like stringer. A gangster who studies business at a community college and who tries to run his drug organisation like a legit corporation despite the street foiling his attempts at every turn.

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    stringer is easily the show's most interesting character. i like that whole parallel thing they got going with him, omar and marlo at the end of the series

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    i've never found him too interesting, except when they focused on his relationship with avon. the parallel between him and marlo at the end was cool though.

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    the scenes in season 3 between stringer and avon were what kept season 3 going

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