Coming from a guy that's a huge fan of the overrated shit band Radiohead.
Yo I remember when my friend first played me radiohead, lmao....I really wasnt feeling it and I said it was like sleepy time music....no instrumentation.....kinda boring....he practically ended our friendship on the spot lmao
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.
season 5 is the weakest, season 2 is underrated, I hated it at first but it's deep breh
Agreed. The thing that makes Season 2 difficult for people is that it introduces so many new characters and deviates from the street aspect. However, The Wire was never about following a specific narrative every season. It was about showing every aspect of the War on Drugs and just how deep the rabbit hole goes. Getting the drugs into the country is a major part of that.
I've been waiting to watch this show for years. The hype around this around the inter webs had me salivating. ....
To be honest/fair I just saw the first season, and I'm really not anxious to begin season 2. Game of Thrones immediately grabbed me, the quality stood out from the get go.
you're being short sighted.
whether or not you're into it, the Wire can NOT be evaluated after one fukcing chapter. it's an epic story. it's not episodic.
although since i couldn't have summed it up much better than this review, read this:
“The Wire” has the steepest learning curve of any show I can think of, but that makes sense, given how the series slowly and deliberately weaves together such a dense system of cause-and-effect, involving cops, lawyers, politicians, union leaders and drug dealers in an intricate network of favors for favors.
For all the show’s density, though, there’s humor, insight and inner conflict in almost every scene.
...In other words, this is not television crafted to bring cheap satisfaction.
Once you start to understand that the street thug may be more of an idealist than the cop pursuing him, or start to wonder whether the dockworker whose bribes have led to a horrifying pileup of deaths is an honorable guy or a juvenile idiot, things get increasingly uncomfortable.
........“The Wire” might be too slow-paced and complicated for a lot of viewers — it’s no “24,” after all.
But it’s gratifying to watch this series captain a whole new exploration of the form, leaving the standard conventions of episodic television flailing in its wake.
If, after watching this series, a TV drama starts to look like a haiku, it’s because “The Wire” is, by comparison, an epic poem.
Like “The Odyssey,” “The Wire” invites us into a world that’s complex yet harmonious, darkly imaginative and, above all, deeply human.
Reading some of the replies here basically reaffirms my main point which most either ignored or simply didn't want to get.... "It's overrated!!!".
I am humored by the personal attacks and strawman attempts tho. I discovered things about me that I never knew before such as:
Beatles are my fav artist, something I never knew! I always thought that they were a one of my fav artists but not my fav of all time.
That apparently I am a Friends fan. I guess those 4 episodes that I forced myself to watch makes me a fan!!
I learned that admiring and respecting Radiohead makes my opinion on anything moot. I did not know this makes me a retard.
I also didn't know that enjoying Game of Thrones made it my fav current show. That's a revelation that I am happy to know about.
Who would've known that preferring BB over Wire made you a tool that is too dumb to understand anything that needs an IQ higher than that of a toddler.
All this time I thought shows such as Sopranos, OZ and even some network shows touched on many of these similar themes. I guess movies have also never been made that have pieces of characters, plot lines like the Wire.
At the end I guess saying a show is good isn't enough. Not only does it have to be the best crime drama show of all time, it has to be THE best show of all time!!! If you don't agree then you're no better than a Friends loving-Adam Sadler movie watching-low IQ idiot.