Per the discussion of HBO’s “The Wire” in this thread, as well as the discussion in this thread regarding polling to find out who people’s favorite characters from the show are, here is the first poll of several that **Zeldar **and I will be posting in the near future.
The idea was to break the entire cast (over 300 people have appeared on the show) by sub-groups based on how they fit into the story. We then we narrowed those groups down a bit by cutting out characters that appeared in under 10 episodes.
Of course, there are many recognizable and unforgettable characters in that under-10 range (Brother Mouzone was only in seven episodes, for example) so we cherry picked the ones that we thought should be included in the poll. We were pretty liberal w/ the choices but if you feel we missed somebody, feel free to post your thoughts in the thread for the group that character belongs to.
We will be allowing three (3) votes per person for the smaller sub-groups and around 8 per person for the larger groups (The Game, The Police). Once we find the favorites from each group, we’ll create a master poll to determine the final results.
The poll will be for the sub-group: “The Paper.” These are characters who are mainly involved in the Baltimore Sun story arc of Season Five.
Characters will only be included in a single sub-group each, and since some of the characters like Namond and Michael could have also been included w/ The Street as well as The School, we decided to include them w/ The School because their stories were mostly born out of the school system storyline in season four, that they would fit best in that group for polling purposes. Prez, though, will be included w/ The Police as that’s where a majority of his storylines took place.
Lastly, in case your memory is fuzzy (I know mine was when we started working on this) here is a Wiki link that will help you find out who somebody is, if you don’t remember their name.
Here are the characters that will be voted on in this poll. Please note that the character’s name appears first, followed by the actor’s name and the number of episodes they appeared in.
City Editor Augustus ‘Gus’ Haynes - Clark Johnson (10 episodes)
Managing Editor Thomas Klebanow - David Costabile (10 episodes)
Scott Templeton - Thomas McCarthy (10 episodes)
Alma Gutierrez - Michelle Paress (10 episodes)
Executive Editor James C. Whiting III - Sam Freed (9 episodes)
Bill Zorzi - William F. Zorzi (9 episodes)
Mike Fletcher - Brandon Young (9 episodes)
Metro Editor Steven Luxenberg - Robert Poletick (7 episodes)
Rewrite Man Jay Spry - Donald Neal (7 episodes)
Jeff Price - Todd Scofield (7 episodes)
State Editor Tim Phelps - Thomas J. McCarthy (6 episodes)
Regional Affairs Editor Rebecca Corbett - Kara Quick (5 episodes)
Roger Twigg - Bruce Kirkpatrick (4 episodes)