Originally Posted by Kurosawa0
The Wire isn't an episodic show. It's not a show you can't just watch an episode of to get it. Watch the first season and then see what you think. The main mistake people make when first watching The Wire is that they expect an action show. It's a drama that's focus is character and narrative. You have to be able to enjoy dialogue. It's a show that's about the decay of the modern American city and the effect that has on the people.
I think you almost can't even count The Walking Dead yet. They haven't done anything. The show has thrown out a lot of plots, but nothing has been completed yet. The true test of a show being good or not is if it can start, build and execute a continuing story well. We just don't know about The Walking Dead yet.
I watched the entire wire series after it was over bc of all the hype.
It was good, and I'm assuming it's most similar to actual police work than other similar shows - just because it was tedious and had a slow developing plot...
unfortunately, those were the same things i didn't like. I have a short attention span but I can appreciate the show. just don't agree with all the hype.