The Wire: Stringer Bell - It’s Business

The Wire’s Stringer Bell is cold blood personified, the spiritual descendant of Michael Corleone and the Godfather line “It’s not personal - it’s strictly business.” The problem with the Idris Elba character is that he combines cool-headed corporate efficiency with a market in which it’s standard to kill. His capitalist mindset yields one of the most exceptionally cold and lethal codes we witness on the show.