|QUOTE (GTAVAu @ Wednesday, Jul 24 2013, 15:40)|
|QUOTE (GlitzyTomb @ Wednesday, Jul 24 2013, 03:02)|
| So what I'm taking from this is...|
I need to go watch The Wire
110%! Best TV show I've ever seen
It's more of an epic televised novel more than anything else. Also, unlike most of the TV shows out there, it portrays things (whether it's the functioning of gangs, police, politics, news, schools) as they really are. No sugar-coating, only pure reality, as the writers (David Simon and Ed Burns) have years of experience working in these departments. The first one is a journalist and the second one is a detective-turned-high-school-teacher. The dialogue between is realistic and doesn't feel like it's been written by somebody.
I'm a huge fan of BB, GoT, Sons of Anarchy, Dr. Who, Highlander, Deadwood and only maybe the latest come close to The Wire. It's that good.
The thing, though, is that it's not for everyone. If you want action, have a short-attention span and low vocabulary, it's better to stick with Dexter or Walking Dead. If you want something, really, really well written, thought out and not just a show that relies on unrealistic cliffhangers, cheap entertainment, watch The Wire.