I take back everything I ever said about any other show comparing to The Wire

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  1. Loiosh Detective Platinum Member

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    I haven't watched it in a few years, and there are so many discussions comparing The Wire with other shows.

    Because it's my favorite, I allowed myself to consider that maybe I was being biased, and others might have their own, equally valid opinions.

    No. Just no. I'm watching it for the sixth or seventh time and there are STILL things I'm finding for the first time.

    The Wire has a depth of storytelling and richness of narrative that are simply unparalleled. The complex interplay between such a wide body of developed characters staggers the imagination. The show is brutal and honest and makes the difficult choices instead of yielding to the popular. Characters make human decisions and change significantly over time as a result of their experiences.

    It's a masterpiece and nothing else comes close.

    I get that other people prefer different shows, but better? Not by any honest metric.

     
  2. Bubzeh Silver Belt

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    I admire your enthusiasm but Prison Break is far superior and arguably has two of the finest seasons of any long running TV show ever made (1 and 2).

    Justified (a close second for me) would be disappointed with this thread by the way.
     
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    Yawn except for all the Civic Battle for Governor and school reform bullshit in between. Carcetti is cringe Sheeeeeeet.

    Omar and Bubbles are the only things that kept it epic for a second rewatch. No way I could ever do a third.
     
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    I started rewatching it now. I think of you when I see Lester Freeman (no homo). I'm watching it for the first time in 12 years and don't remember 90% of the things.

    I'll grant it number 1 (although it's a tough spot between it and another show for me.) Idunno about "nothing comes close" though.
     
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    Prison Break had one quality season number 1 that shows decline is maybe the steepest ever the final seasons were terrible. The only show that compares with the Wire is Sopranos.
     
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    Well it's no PERFECT STRANGERS.

     
  8. Alphaboy Silver Belt

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    Also 6th or 7th time watching it? The only people I know who'd rewatch a series that often were the autistic people I used to work with (saying this factually, not as an insult/joke).
     
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    Family Ties > The Wire
     
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    Gosh. Prison Break while enjoyable I didn't even finish. IT isn't adult level entertainment. The Wire wasn't explosion after explosion and while I wasn't absolutely CRAZY for it, it's a really good show.

    @Loiosh have we talked about Bosch? Similar vibe and one of the same actors. I like it.
     
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    Good show, I still rank The Sopranos number 1 in my eyes
     
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    For me it was breaking bad, then house md.

    I have zero doubt that the wire is a smarter show. And it was brave with it's writing choices, realism, and depth.

    But at the end of the day, I'm a dumb mammal. And I was so eager to watch the next episode of breaking bad that I could barely stand it.

    While sometimes with the wire I felt like "ok, time for today's lesson on civics..."
     
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    One of the goat shows top 5 forsure unless your attention span is that of an insect
     
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    Cousin Balki > Lotka.
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  16. A.A. Riggs sweet ... sweet meat!

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  18. Rygu R.I.P. Obie Platinum Member

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    1A - The Wire
    1B - The Sopranos
    1C - Breaking Bad
    1D - The Shield
     
  19. C-H-L Cool Hand (Just the Flu)ke

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    Mr Belvedere uber alles
     
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    The Wire is top tier for sure.
     

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