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Matt is a wealthycharming, but arrogant actor, who was persuaded by the high salary to take the starring role of Coach Lyman in Pucks.
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His short attention span and need for immediate gratification tends to cause problems with his relationships, especially with Sean and Beverly, but also in any long-term romance he attempts. Matt has two sons, who spend most of their time with their mother Diane Fiona Glascottwith whom Matt has an antagonistic yet ultimately protective relationship. Stephen Mangan as Sean Lincoln — co-creator of Pucks.
Sean initially adapts to Hollywood better than Beverly, finding it easier to bond with Matt on some level than she does. Although he grows to loathe Hollywood and professes to want to return home, Sean stays because the paychecks are much bigger. He has a terrible relationship with any member of his family who has been mentioned. Tamsin Greig as Beverly Lincoln — co-creator of Pucks. When Beverly and Sean move to Hollywood, she is quickly overwhelmed by the new business.
Unlike Sean, Beverly struggles to adjust to life in Los Angeles — and the only person she feels close to is network executive Carol Rance Kathleen Rose Perkinswith whom she often goes hiking in Griffith Park and smokes pot.
The only thing about Hollywood which she likes is the gift baskets, because Beverly loves getting things for free, whether she wants the things or not.
John Pankow as Merc Lapidus — the president of the network. He purchases the American rights to Lyman's Boys without watching it, based on the acclaim it has received, but immediately insists on major changes which ultimately have a significant impact on the quality of the show. While he is boorish and arrogant, lies to everybody to avoid responsibility and has a very short attention span, his main quirk happens to be cheating on his blind wife with his network subordinate, Carol.
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He also has a penchant for greeting friends and strangers alike with a hug. Kathleen Rose Perkins as Carol Rance — the network's head of programming. Carol is incredibly good at her job, but she often undermines herself professionally because she has a fetish for people who have authority over her, leading her to engage in a series of affairs with her bosses. She becomes good friends with Beverly, with whom she often goes hiking and smokes pot. A running gag throughout the show is that Morning's age, while never explicitly revealed, is significantly older than her appearance suggests.
She has frequent plastic surgery to maintain the appearance of youth which she feels Hollywood insists on from actresses. Morning perceives herself as a household name equal to Matt because she was "Kelly" on the show Kelly Girl many years ago.
She has a year-old daughter, Dawn, who she pretends is her younger sister. By the end of Season 1, he is fired by Merc because he likes the talking dog show Merc hates. In Season 2, he is re-hired when he threatens a lawsuit against the network.
Daisy Haggard as Myra Licht Seasons 1—5 — the head of comedy of the network. She constantly makes negative facial expressions and utters disapproving noises. In Season 4, she obliviously becomes pregnant and ultimately gives birth. She is aware of Merc's affair with Carol and eventually leaves him for Matt.
She was a Make-A-Wish child whose wish had Matt take her to Disneylandbut she survives cancer and starts stalking him, leading to him getting a restraining order against her. Nevertheless, he has slept with her more than once. She subsequently outgrows Matt in Season 3.
Fiona Glascott as Diane Seasons 1—5 — Matt's ex-wife who is often angry at Matt, but still feels some affection for him.
She is overprotective of their two sons. While induring a trial in New York, members of a drugs gang said that they had been studying episodes of The Wire in order to learn about the latest police surveillance techniques, such was the show's realism. Baltimore's fallen world of drug dealers and urban decay will strike some viewers as a depressing subject, which it is.(UK) Dating in the Dark Season 4 Ep. 1 (Part 2)
The Wire is deliberately dense, dark and difficult to watch. Storylines take whole series to unravel, characters move in and out of focus — or are killed off without warning — as the labyrinthine plots develop, and some of the characters use street slang so impenetrable viewers are often forced to turn on the subtitles.
David Simon, despairing of and despising most mainstream US television dramas, wants to force viewers of The Wire to concentrate and work hard for the show's rewards, just as they would when reading a challenging book. In a sense, The Wire's aims are literary. One reason The Wire managed to break the mould is the creative licence Simon has been granted by the show's creators, HBO, the network also responsible Band of Brothers and the drama with which The Wire is most frequently compared, The Sopranos.
HBO is paid for by subscription, which means it is less beholden to advertisers or obsessed with winning huge prime-time viewing figures for each and every show it makes. Albrecht was so taken with Simon's script ideas that he signed HBO up for two further series, even though they were unlikely to attract many new subscribers.
It is hard to imagine an executive at any other US network putting a compelling plot before profit. The Wire is even a pioneer in the way it is watched.