Line(s) of the Day #The Wire #JohnDoman

The Wire artwork

They were such a unique pair to be writing this show. Their view was from the inside out, not from the outside in. They knew the stories and the characters first-hand. I think The Wire really tore the cover off an American city and showed that, for so many people, the American dream was dead.

As said by actor John Doman, who played deputy commissioner William Rawls in the seminal drama The Wire (2002 – 2008). Set in Baltimore, each of the five series focused on a different part of the city, with the gritty show unafraid to show the complex struggles faced by the wide array of characters. You can find two examples of the show’s razor sharp dialogue here and here. You can buy the image shown above here, and read the full The Guardian article where I took the quote from, here.

Line(s) of the Day #TheWire

The Wire

Maurice Levy: You are feeding off the violence and the despair of the drug trade. You are stealing from those who themselves are stealing the lifeblood from our city. You are a parasite who leeches off the culture of drugs… 
Omar Little: Just like you, man. 
Maurice Levy: Excuse me? What? 
Omar Little: I got the shotgun. You got the briefcase. It’s all in the game though, right?

Michael Kostroff and Michael K. Williams in the drama series ‘The Wire’ (2002-2008)