Will Any Show Ever be as Good as The Wire?

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User Info: Spoofer

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1 year ago#21
Breaking Bad was a great drama, but it has nothing on what The Wire brought to the table. The Wire is still pretty much without equal in terms of wrapping up a practical societal exploration in the guise of a drama, to the degree in which it succeeded.

Sopranos would also go above BrBa, and if Fargo keeps going the way it has, I'd have no reservations about putting that up there as well, as no show in television history (that I'm aware of) has captured Film (capital) convention anywhere near as well as Fargo's been doing.

On the comedy side of the spectrum, Larry Sanders will probably never be decrowned in terms of its overall quality of writing and impact. Louie probably comes closest. Seinfeld, Curb, and Arrested Development would round out the next obvious picks, and of course I'm going to throw the cult favorite NewsRadio in there like always.
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User Info: TruthAndJustice

TruthAndJustice
1 year ago#22
Both the Wire and Soprano's are way above Breaking Bad.

User Info: Bmvc1

Bmvc1
1 year ago#23
Breaking Bad is a better show on every single level .Pretentious people like to say The Wire was better because muh social commentary!! and that's fine. It's a great show, just not BB great.

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alphagamerXXL
1 year ago#24
Bmvc1 posted...
Breaking Bad is a better show on every single level .Pretentious people like to say The Wire was better because muh social commentary!! and that's fine. It's a great show, just not BB great.


Or their opinion is just different then yours.
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mvaghi9
1 year ago#25
alphagamerXXL posted...
Bmvc1 posted...
Breaking Bad is a better show on every single level .Pretentious people like to say The Wire was better because muh social commentary!! and that's fine. It's a great show, just not BB great.


Or their opinion is just different then yours.

haha pretentious is an odd word to use in reference to Wire Fans. Honestly theres not many wire fans out there and the fans that are, are very well versed and objective in what they say about it. IMO though, I respect your opinion though
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1 year ago#26
Bmvc1 posted...
Breaking Bad is a better show on every single level .Pretentious people like to say The Wire was better because muh social commentary!! and that's fine. It's a great show, just not BB great.


itp: someone who hasn't watched the wire

User Info: CountDrugula

CountDrugula
1 year ago#27
The Wire > Breaking Bad >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The Sopranos

Just my input. The Wire and Breaking Bad are definitely on the top shelf of TV series.
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User Info: alphagamerXXL

alphagamerXXL
1 year ago#28
For me it's The Sopranos > The Wire >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Breaking Bad
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1 year ago#29
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIom3LSbB0I
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Bmvc1
1 year ago#30
Taco_Bell posted...
Bmvc1 posted...
Breaking Bad is a better show on every single level .Pretentious people like to say The Wire was better because muh social commentary!! and that's fine. It's a great show, just not BB great.


itp: someone who hasn't watched the wire


Have watched it all the way through 3 times. Amazing show.
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