The Wire

The Wire’s Omar Little

The Wire’s Omar Little

(PG-13: Language, Gore) “Omar comin’!” ScreenPrism takes a look at one of The Wire’s (and television’s) most memorable and popular characters. Omar Little was a pain for the drug lords of his neighborhood, a sliver of justice in an otherwise rigged game.

Stringer Bell: It’s Business

Stringer Bell: It’s Business

(PG-13) Before canceling the apocalypse and becoming a twisted detective, Idris Elba brought to life one of The Wire‘s most memorable characters. ScreenPrism looks at the philosophy of Stringer Bell – the criminal who thought he was above his crimes.

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Jimmy McNulty & Good Police

Jimmy McNulty & Good Police

(PG-13: Language) “The f**k did I do?” ScreenPrism starts its discussion of HBO’s The Wire with an analysis of Detective Jimmy McNulty. McNulty truly cared about putting bad guys in jail. And that’s about the only good thing we can say about him.

Where’s Wallace?

Where’s Wallace?

The Ringer’s Shea Serrano worked with illustrator Brenna Thummler to make a Where’s Waldo-style interactive web page featuring the characters of The Wire. Start with Stringer Bell and work your way down to Wallace.

The Wire: Animated

The Wire: Animated

Elliot Lim created this animated homage to the HBO drama The Wire set to the of Way Down in the Hole, the show’s theme – as performed by The Blind Boys of Alabama. We still prefer the Tom Waits version, but that does nothing to diminish Lim’s brilliant motion artwork.

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