Category Archives: HBO

Omar is the most popular character of the Wire

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?

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The Wire makes topic at Law and Society Conference?

I stumbled upon an interesting blog post about law professors that argue that shows like the Wire are bringing the justice system out of the shadows. Apparently they organised a panel conversation on the topic, with the show’s creator, David Simon attending.

When a show can have this impact, it surely deserves the title of “greatest show ever made”.

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The Wire as a Comic Book?

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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Filed under Bodie, Bubbles, Fan Club, Fan Movies, HBO, Jimmy McNulty, Kima, O-Dog, Slim Charles, Stringer Bell, The Wire

The Avon Barksdale Story out on DVD in March

Wow. I didn’t even know about this, but apparently there’s a movie  about druglord Avon Barksdale of the Wire. The movie will hit the stores in March. I’m not too sure about the quality of the movie though, have a look and share your thoughts.

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Omar of The Wire – Michael K. Williams – The Philantropist

Michael K. Williams, or better known as Omar Little among the Wire fans, is keeping busy with a new project in life after the Wire. He plays Dax of the new eight part drama The Philantripist. The show also stars Neve Campbell and James Purefoy (from HBO Rome fame).

The story revolves around a billionaire globetrotting philantropist helping those in need.

Check out the full story and some behind the scene footage at NBC Philantropist website.

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The Wire – Where are they now?

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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The Wire Fever hits the UK

With the announcement that BBC2 is going to air all five seasons of The Wire, everyone is quick to jump on the bandwagon and tell their praise. The show is scheduled for 1120pm, and will be on every night for the next 12 weeks.

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