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Good Police:
Ellis Carver as The Wire’s Bright Spot
By
Jacob Shubert
From "Time After Time," 3.01 The Wire
he Wire, unlike a fairy tale, is not concerned with
happy endings. Most of the characters in The
Wire are confined by the lives that they were
born into, and if you are born into “The Game,” you will
die in The Game. David Simon, the creator of The
Wire, was not concerned with making the viewer feel
good or providing false hope that the fates of your
favorite characters and the city of Baltimore would end
positively. Instead, he took the inverse approach of
ensuring that viewers knew that they were watching a
realistic and gritty take on life in one of America’s most
troublesome cities: Baltimore, Maryland. The
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