|QUOTE (The Scottish Guy @ Tuesday, Feb 19 2013, 17:16)|
| Alot of people have compared The Wire to The Sopranos and recommended I give that show a try, but after looking into it, I can't say it has the same appeal to be honest. Might give it a shot in the future at some point.|
Dude, this is must. I hate to admit but The Sopranos was my first proper TV series love but the writing in The Wire is a little more clever. The Sopranos was definitely my favourite show and I'm loving the second watching. But after watching The Wire, then going back to The Sopranos, The Wire just has the edge. Those two shows are the best television going.
Give The Wire a chance. It's layered, the politics in the show are amazing, just like The Sopranos. The way Tony operates business with Jonny Sachs etc, the moves on the chessboard he takes to keep him on top. Well, that's all in The Wire except it's from the streets, rival gangs right up through the police department and to the mayor. It's very realistic as well.
One a side not, if you are not watching Boardwalk Empire as well, that's a crime. Most of the writers from The Sopranos jumped on board. It's like The Sopranos except more refined, better production and set around prohibition in Atlantic City. You get to see the likes of a young Al Capone and most of the characters are based on real people.
I know you'll love them my Scottish friend.