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Marvin Browning is not a name that pops up that often on The Wire. In fact, the character only has two appearances. The effect he has on the life of Kima Greggs, though, is profund.
Let me explain.

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My obsession with this show is reaching Trekkie levels, I know.
At the end of episode twelve, season four Dukie is told that he’s moving school and there’s a scene where he’s sitting at the computer and looking around the classroom, knowing that it’s the end of what had become a safe haven in his […]

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There is a theory that all TV takes place within the mind of Tommy Westphall.
The idea is that characters (as opposed to simply actors) cross-over from different shows, reappearing and disappearing as thoughts in Tommy’s head.
There is a map of this universe, available here.
For my own small part, here’s a video showing the […]

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FIVE GO DOWN TO THE WIRE

It may seem a bit strange that in a series universally praised for its dialogue and characterization, the one line that really jumped out at me in the Wire was the one below. It’s only a short conversation between two characters, who are discussing a third, and although it provides a bit of insight on […]

 
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The Wire on ILR

One of the best TV series in the last number of years has been The Wire, which used to be aired rather erratically on TG4, with the fifth and final season going out late last year. So erratically was the airing, in fact, that I never managed to follow the series in succession, inevitably missing […]

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