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The Wire v The Sopranos

Discussion in 'Arts & Entertainment' started by Nobody, May 13, 2010.

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What is the better tv show?

Poll closed May 23, 2010.
  1. The Sopranos

    50.0%
  2. The Wire

    20.0%
  3. They are equal

    10.0%
  4. They are both bad

    20.0%
  1. Nobody

    Nobody Gangster

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    What is the better show?

    Iv only seen a little bit of the Wire but it seems great.
    The Sopranos is my favorite TV show.

    What do you think is better and why?
     
  2. holy king

    holy king Chieftain

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    nothing beats the sopranos.
     
  3. Disgustipated

    Disgustipated Chieftain

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    what's the wire? I seen it referenced in another thread. Yes I can look on wiki, but I'd like to know if its any good.
     
  4. NovaKart

    NovaKart شێری گەورە

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    I like both of them but I think the Sopranos is easier to get into because The Wire has a very complex plotline. Also the whole family element of the Sopranos makes it easier to relate to, because in a lot of ways they're like an ordinary American family.
     
  5. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    The Wire is the best tv show ever made. It is NOT complicated :lol: It is simply brilliant.

    Sopranos is my 3rd or 4th favourite tv show of all time. Six feet under #2.
     
  6. scherbchen

    scherbchen well that can´t be good

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    tried to watch The Wire two or three times. was underwhelmed every time (mind you, I did not manage to get through half a season either time so my knowledge is fairly limited) . I know I am in the minority here but it just did not resonate with me. I very much liked the premise of The Sopranos and thought it was a very decent show for the first 2-3 seasons.
     
  7. CivCube

    CivCube Interphasin'

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    The first half of The Wire's first season is standard cop show stuff. Then it explodes from there. Great, great show.
     
  8. Omega124

    Omega124 Challenging Fate

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    Well, at least The Wire didn't end in mid-

    (I actually never watched The Wire, so I'm not voting)
     
  9. Nobody

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    It was a great ending!
     
  10. classical_hero

    classical_hero In whom I trust

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    Anyway Dexter is better than both of them.
     
  11. Shekwan

    Shekwan Kim Chi Quaffing Celt

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    When I watched The Wire, the lack of traditional narratives or any semblance of cop show convention left me scared and confused. I struggled through a few episodes desperately trying to figure out who I was being told to root for. Eventually I gave up and retreated to the comfortable and familiar embrace of The Bill.
     
  12. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    It isn't really a cop show. You're not supposed to root for anyone, except maybe McNulty.

    It's not a traditional show, which is why people have a hard time figuring "how to take it in". But once you do figure out how to take it in, it will blow your mind.
     
  13. CivCube

    CivCube Interphasin'

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    Even McNulty is really an introductory character at best. It's an ensemble procedural that goes through an entire city--think of the love child of Dickens and Harlan Ellison.
     
  14. ColdClimate

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    Wire: Best show on televisin ever. Period!!
     

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