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Poll Results: Best show of all time: Sopranos, The Wire, Mad Men or Breaking Bad?

 
  • 10% (12)
    Sopranos
  • 50% (56)
    The Wire
  • 9% (11)
    Mad Men
  • 29% (33)
    Breaking Bad
112 Total Votes  
post #151 of 194
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Originally Posted by embowafa View Post

Breaking Bad is so unbelievably perfect, it's not even funny.
BrBa, then Wire, then Mad Men...haven't watched Sopranos yet shog[1].gif

Werd. But I have watched Sopranos.
post #152 of 194
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Originally Posted by Matt View Post

Short-lived, eventful and brilliant.

I loved Rome, but Game of Thrones completely blows it out of the water. And yeah, Rome was inaccurate enough to where I just consider it fantasy too. Still though, great show, I look forward to the film focusing on Pullo and Vorenus (he lived!)
post #153 of 194
I'm two seasons into Breaking Bad, and I've yet to get the episode where it becomes the best show ever.
post #154 of 194
The Wire is the correct answer. The Wire.
post #155 of 194
I am doing G of T now and finding it a little disappointing actually.
post #156 of 194
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Originally Posted by Matt View Post

I am doing G of T now and finding it a little disappointing actually.

how far into it have you get. there are a lot of characters and plot lines. takes a bit to develop.
post #157 of 194
Just finished S02 E04, so I am not far behind the real world
post #158 of 194
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Originally Posted by Matt View Post

Just finished S02 E04, so I am not far behind the real world

wow, and you still dont like it? it is a bit slow moving and takes time developing. ill give you that. but it certainly has a wide range of interesting characters and plot lines.

maybe its just not your thing. maybe you already mentioned earlier in the thread, what shows are some of your favorites?

also, if you dont like it, why have you watched 14(?) episodes? wink.gif
post #159 of 194
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Originally Posted by javyn View Post

The Wire is the correct answer. The Wire.

+1

Never has a TV show been so brilliantly constructed.
post #160 of 194
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Originally Posted by JMRouse View Post

Networks love shows without continuity because they play better in syndication.

Actually the Sopranos plays ok with random episodes.

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Originally Posted by JMRouse View Post

Try Firefly, which they didn't even air them in the correct order. Pilot episode was shown later on.

That show sucked.
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Originally Posted by javyn View Post

All my Anglophile friends blab on about that Jeeves show. Looks boring. My woman tried to get me to watch a couple of English shows, Peep Show, Sugar Walls, and some one where two guys I can't understand at all hit each other a lot with frying pans. Terrible, just, terrible.

Sherlock is excellent. If you havent seen it, do.
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Originally Posted by Steve B. View Post

None of the above. West Wing.

That's like saying Ford is the best car ever made.

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Originally Posted by Matt View Post

I have Breaking Bad an inch ahead of The Wire. I prefer to call it a dead heat, but if I had to choose...Breaking Bad by a nose.

Problem here is that you are comparing a show that has aired to one that is not complete. Even that said, I really dont know if The Wire will ever be topped. Its the Citizen Kane of TV.
post #161 of 194
Firefly was great. Probably had the most charm of any show I've seen. Hated to see it go. And yeah, what was up with airing episode 2 before 1?

At least Whedon finished the story with Serenity.

I still get chapped looking back and remembering we were left hanging with both Deadwood and Carnivale. Even though I loved Carnivale I can see, since the eps cost so much to shoot, but just cancelling Deadwood out of the blue was really stupid. The story was really gearing up and the show was gaining momentum with fans. Then right before the big fight between Swearengen and Hearst, boom, canned. So lame.
post #162 of 194
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Originally Posted by javyn View Post

Firefly was great. Probably had the most charm of any show I've seen. Hated to see it go. And yeah, what was up with airing episode 2 before 1?
At least Whedon finished the story with Serenity.
I still get chapped looking back and remembering we were left hanging with both Deadwood and Carnivale. Even though I loved Carnivale I can see, since the eps cost so much to shoot, but just cancelling Deadwood out of the blue was really stupid. The story was really gearing up and the show was gaining momentum with fans. Then right before the big fight between Swearengen and Hearst, boom, canned. So lame.

On the same note, I felt Luck on HBO was developing legs. I know it didnt get a lot of fanfare, but I actually thought it was a very good show.
post #163 of 194
The best television show of all-time is The Wire.

Breaking Bad is good but the story is much smaller in scope and scale. It is an extremely well-executed show but relies too much on the two main characters; a show equivalent to a "power-trio."

In comparison, The Wire is a full blown orchestra. It intricately weaves numerous societal factors and different groups (drug dealers, junkies, police, politicians, journalists, dock workers, etc...) to show how they all contribute to the death of a city.
post #164 of 194
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

On the same note, I felt Luck on HBO was developing legs. I know it didnt get a lot of fanfare, but I actually thought it was a very good show.


Never heard of it. I was so butthurt over DW getting cancelled, I cancelled my entire cable package back then. I'm a streamer now. (Don't ask how I see GoT heh)
post #165 of 194
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

On the same note, I felt Luck on HBO was developing legs.

On the other hand, it was also breaking legs.
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