Originally Posted by tmacattack33
The Wire wasn't just a cop show...it was also told from the point of view of the drug dealers, port city dudes, and middle school kids. And those were my favorite scenes. The cop scenes weren't as interesting to me.
Is The Shield like that? Or is it it always about the cops?
No, the Shield absolutely doesn't have the scale/realism of the Wire. Not comparable shows at all. The Shield is a TV show, whereas the Wire feels like someone just had an all-access pass to something that was actually happening.