Re: This must be said: The Wire is overrated
Interesting point-of-view, OP. Completely wrong, but interesting.
Just kidding... Like music, television can be as much personal preference as anything. I think The Wire should be mandatory viewing for anyone who feels they don't know what's going on or can't relate to street culture or violence perpetrated by the War on Drugs.
I felt The Wire was so much more than a television show. It exposed a lot of flaws in how, what and who is prosecuted in the United States.